English Breakfast Black

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Ceylon Black Tea, Chinese Black Tea, Indian Black Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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A richer, more complex version of a traditional English Breakfast, we’ve blended Indian, Chinese and Ceylon Black Teas to produce an outstanding aromatic and full flavored Breakfast tea that can stand alone or be served in the traditional English manner with milk and sugar.

Ceylon Black Tea and Indian FOP Black Tea and Chinese Whole Leaf Black Tea

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A nice solid black tea from a combination of three different teas. To me the blend tastes like an assam. A mid level of briskness while there is still a sweet malty flavor. This is like the olden day assams that didn’t taste like tomato soup to me. I don’t think anyone has tried this big pouch from the tea box!
Steep #1 // 1 tsp // few min after boiling // 5+ min

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This is a really good English Breakfast. (Not all English Breakfast teas are the same, as I mentioned in my full-length review, here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/04/30/english-breakfast-black-tea-blend-simple-loose-leaf/ )

I like the addition of the “Chinese” tea here, I suspect it’s a Keemun because it has a wine-like note with a hint of smoke, which are characteristics that are common with Keemun teas.

Tart, fruity notes, earthy and malty. Nicely round with a good, robust, hearty character. It has some kick to it – enough of an edge to get someone going in the morning. Like I said, a really good English Breakfast!

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I’m not a big fan of the “Breakfast” teas. I did enjoy this tea and liked the mix of black flavors. It’s a nice bold taste and was a good wake up tea. Nothing particularly different from many other “Breakfast” teas but still enjoyable.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This English Breakfast tea stands out above many that I’ve tried, it’s a great all-purpose tea that is good hot or cold and can be served morning, noon, or night. This rich black tea is made up South Indian Flowery Orange Pekoe, Ceylon Black Tea and Chinese Whole Leaf Black Tea. The combination of the three types of black tea give it a nice bold flavor without any astringency. It’s really nice to see that Simple Loose Leaf offers such a great variety of black teas. While I still consider this a bold tasting black, it is much more mellow than Four Horsemen Black, which I reviewed back in January.

You can read the full review on my blog

Simple Loose Leaf has provided me with three free months of their Selection Club

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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518 tasting notes

So I had this yesterday morning but my computer decided to no longer boot up, so I couldn’t add it. (I was having trouble trying to add teas on my tablet.)

This was in my Simple Loose Leaf April box. I normally don’t drink a lot of black teas, but I decided I wanted to get one this month with my subscription.

It’s got a great aroma when opening the pack. Deep and rich.

As I don’t drink a lot of blacks, I always forget how beautiful the liquor is. It’s a dark reddish color. I honestly don’t know how to describe the flavors. It tastes like black tea, but a nice one, not dusty like bagged black always taste to me.

I’m also really tired today, which is part of why I’m not totally remembering. It’s my first day back in the office in a week. I had furniture delivered on Monday, I was at home sick Tuesday and Wednesday, and still not allowed to be around people until late afternoon on Thursday when I went to robots for the rest of the weekend.

I should try this tea with milk and sugar, but with this horrible cough I’m dairy free until it clears up. I’ve got plenty, so I’ll do that later.


I drink blacks more than anything, maybe we should have a regular swap!


Maybe…I still don’t have a lot of tea. I have a lot of samples of tea and a few teas I have more than just a sample of.


Sorry I was kinda short on this…I think it’s in part the whole still not feeling well yet thing. What kind of tea were you thinking about swapping?? What are you looking to get? (I have more that isn’t listed as in my cupboard yet, too.)


I’m pretty open, my collection is growing by the day. Just today I got some samples, and some of those I don’t know that I will even drink (I’m not a big fan of cherry and several have cherry in the title). Anything in my cupboard is pretty much fair game.


Anything in particular you’re looking for?


(types, really, or anything I already have called out as having)

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