Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

70

A review of English Breakfast Tea by Bigelow Tea

Company: Bigelow Tea
Tea Name: English Breakfast
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: dark red
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 195 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

I came to have this tea as a sampler given to me during a visit to Mullens Herbal Tea House in Barre, MA. With my purchase they had given me a couple of tea sample packets wrapped with a photo of a Victorian woman taking tea and when I open this little envelope I find the Bigelow tea packet inside. Weird, I mean of all tea samples to receive is one I have been enjoying occasionally when I snag teas from my in-laws…only this time it was given me by tea tenders at the Mullens Herbal Tea House.

I take the tea bag and put this in my tea mug and add the boiled water into my cup and leave it to steep for two minutes. Tea colors immediately to a lovely dark red and smells rich and robust and when I sip the tea it is malty with a light roast flavoring. Tea is smooth and full-bodied, having no astringency.

Over all this English Breakfast blend is a strong cup of tea; ideal for those who like their tea with sugar/milk or cream.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I enjoy a lovely cup of tea most days,and I like sharing my tea experiences with the world. I have been doing this for most of two years now.

I am at that thresh hold, unsure of how to proceed and why. My blog page is there for viewing and I am thankful for the experience as I have been allowed. Thank you everyone, sorry to have failed by not writing a tea book. I simply could not do it. I simply could not.
--
Steepster is offering: Steepster Select and together we’ll explore the world’s most interesting teas; with one free month and the resuming price of $24.95 for the remainder and one is free to cancel at anytime. I have no income and I live on my husband income; so would this be wise to do knowing where my life is at right now?
It is something to consider and thank you for the invite. Thank you for Steepster.com’s community of tea drinkers, tasters, reviewers, aficionados and all.

Location

Sterling, MA

Website

http://seule771.wordpress.com

Following These People