English Teatime

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Peach, Baked Bread, Pleasantly Sour, Cloves
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Amanda
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “My tea strainer is gone from the office, whether it was stolen or misplaced I have no idea. :( Anyway I decided I would have a teabag of this today, it has caffeine it it and that’s good but...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yum! This may be a plain black tea but I really like it. It is a nice tea to have while focusing on other things because you don’t feel guilty about not noticing all the special extras about...” Read full tasting note
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From Bigelow

Typically English, rich in flavor, and appropriate for any tea drinking occasion.

For this special recipe we use only hand-picked tea leaves from higher up in the mountains where the best teas are grown. These mountain grown teas give you a full bodied, yet smooth cup, making English Teatime the perfect pick-me-up tea any time of day.

Taste Profile: Bold bright brew
Aroma: Sweet malty aroma
Liquor: Rich amber with coppery tones
Recommended Temperature: 208 degrees F

-Nov. 2015

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This is another case of me being easily satisfied when it comes to black tea, I suppose. :P I usually do not care for Bigelow teas (from what I remember, I really didn’t like their green tea). Anyway, this is a good basic black tea, in my opinion. It’s smooth, not bitter, and it has a strength that lends itself to drinking any time of the day. I hadn’t had this one in a couple months, and I’ve tried a lot of black teas in the meantime, so I figured I wouldn’t like it when I tried it today, but, I have to say, it’s a good everyday black tea. My usual routine in the past was to throw 2 bags in 16 oz of water right after it boils and wait 10 minutes…usually had it around 4 PM to give me a little caffeine to finish out the workday and head to the gym.

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54 tasting notes

Nothing fancy here
I smell the earthy leaves steeped
A tea for dreaming

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44 tasting notes

A good, basic, everyday black tea. Nothing exceptional about this tea but good black tea flavor. I add honey to mine.

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The first steep always has a pleasant bite, and dark liquor. I enjoy a cup or two of this in the afternoon, when I could use a bit more pick up than my sencha offers. I’ve never felt it needs milk, although I would often add milk to breakfast blends that somewhat stronger.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This came as a free sample in one of my other boxes of Bigelow (a good way to market it, by the way, because this is not one I’d reach for otherwise). It smells like a standard English breakfast and tastes pretty standard too, although there’s a touch of maltiness and even a little bit of a baked bread taste. It’s not bad. I won’t be buying it but I will finish the last bag of it I have without any problems.

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This is the one I drink at work when I need a caffeine fix. Still trying to get over drinking coffee too much, so this helps.

Flavors: Cloves

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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307 tasting notes

My dad came home from Florida with the remainder of a box of Earl Grey… and a free teabag of this. As it was not one that I currently had in my collection, I asked if I could steal it. He said yes, and so here I am, trying a free teabag of plain, black tea.
I’m actually thinking that the best way to have this may be steeped strong and with milk and sugar, which varies greatly from the recommended 2 minute steep (probably meant to be clear). I brewed it at 3.5 minutes, and… I’m really not seeing anything special with this. I want something stronger, richer, and more flavourful.
Glad I tried it, at least.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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56 tasting notes

Its very malty and bitter. Maybe i over steep it =(

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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20 tasting notes

Good but not great. I drink it for the sake of a hot drink and that’s about it.

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6 tasting notes

Like others, I didn’t have high hopes for this tea, but I was pleasantly surprised. You only need to steep for one or two minutes (don’t go over even though it’s a black tea), and I don’t think I could take this without sugar, but it’s very flavorful. Just a basic everyday black tea. I do find it a little too astringent, though.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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