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I have enjoyed this tea several times, trying to get some thoughts written down with little success. Therefore, rather than being a review of one cup, this entry is more of an overview.

I have chosen this cup several times for different reasons. It has a strong enough flavour (somewhere between English Breakfast and Orange Pekoe), but it is still smooth and gentle, especially as it cools. I think it is the Assam in the blend that lends it such smoothness (I am told that Assam is ‘malty’, but I don’t know what ‘malty’ tastes like!) I think it’s good for the “brisk awakening” it promises.

The problem, I find, is that it is difficult to think of something interesting to say about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love this tea – it’s a delicious, delightful cup – but nothing really stands out about it. I can’t think of much that sets it apart from other "breakfast’ teas aside from its strength.

The verdict is that this is a wonderful medium-strength cup, but doesn’t do much of anything to set itself apart as something special. Perhaps that is just the way with breakfast teas.

Recommended for those looking for a slightly stronger breakfast tea.

Amariel

I have read that malty means it is sort of yeasty and bready. There’s a post in the general discussion on he forum that goes into malty more. Breakfast teas I think, are just that. I’m now sure there’s really a wow factor to them, but maybe I just haven’t been wowed. Wanna get together Monday or Tuesday after work?

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Amariel

I have read that malty means it is sort of yeasty and bready. There’s a post in the general discussion on he forum that goes into malty more. Breakfast teas I think, are just that. I’m now sure there’s really a wow factor to them, but maybe I just haven’t been wowed. Wanna get together Monday or Tuesday after work?

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Since my small collection of teas seems to be expanding, I thought it was time to join Steepster. We will see how I do!

I drink black teas almost exclusively, but I’d like to expand my tastes a bit. I’m working on a “Hot Beverage Station” at my desk which includes several teas, hot chocolate, sugar, a teapot, and a cup. Next, I hope to add a USB fridge for milk!

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