Edinburgh Scottish Breakfast Tea

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “Though this one hasn't my preferred level of clout, it gets props for "impossible to ruin." Insomnia, weird dreams (chased by the Chinese mafia because I had two of their miniature dogs, deceased,...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1757 tasting notes
  • “This tea really surprised me. I was expecting a very strong tea as the leaf was very broken and small. The tea does have a kick but is much milder than expected. My tea sense is getting better as I...” Read full tasting note
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    Maniac49 429 tasting notes
  • “I was starting to get a little bummed out. I hadn't had a new tea to taste in a good while. But, thanks to Santa Claus and my always wonderful and thoughtful wife, I now have two new Scottish teas...” Read full tasting note
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    Stoo 161 tasting notes
  • “The Mr.Coffee Mug Warmer I ordered from J&R arrived today in the mail despite the Canada Post rotating strike going on nowadays. I saw in the news yesterday that the government passed a...” Read full tasting note
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From Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company

This blend is one of the lighter, delicate teas in our range, and is perfect as an afternoon tea. A large part of our Highland Blend comes from East of the Rift Valley in Kenya. The teas from this part of Kenya are grown and processed by smallholders organised as the KTDA (Kenya Tea Development Agency) cooperatives. We choose them for their bright, golden colour and fantastic flavour. We think this tea is perfect black, white or even with a slice of lemon.

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1757 tasting notes

Though this one hasn’t my preferred level of clout, it gets props for “impossible to ruin.” Insomnia, weird dreams (chased by the Chinese mafia because I had two of their miniature dogs, deceased, in matchboxes), and some unsettled fretting about elder care had me up at 4:15 a.m.

Made this just to have a warm mug to clutch, left the bag in; too tired to get up and dispose. Fell asleep in the recliner and 2 hours later, bag in, it was still drinkable.

Nicole

Dogs in matchboxes. I do wonder where the things our dreams turn up originate sometimes. :)

Hesper June

Haha! I agree! I had a dream the other night where I was crossing a bridge where trolls lived underneath!
What the heck??? Where on earth did that come from?

Terri HarpLady

LOL, those are the kinds of dreams I always have: vivid, insane, unpredictable, and yet, in my mind they somehow make sense, in some strange way. They also would make great movies…at least with a little work, :D

ashmanra

I think you should write a novel based on that dream, a al Jasper Fforde! LOL!

Terri HarpLady

My NaNoWriMo Novel last year was based on a dream I had, and this year’s story is based on a series of dreams I’ve had over my whole life (although not every night…like there’s the dream I had when I was young, etc). Why not?

Bonnie

Good Grief, what did you eat, drink for Thanksgiving?! Magic mushrooms?!

gmathis

Chili frito pie, Bonnie, at Stogey’s Coney Island, a local diner, on Wed. evening. (My immediate family—just the three of us—is a little uh, nontraditional.)

Indigobloom

that is some weird dreaming! you sure there was no absinthe in your tea? lol

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This tea really surprised me. I was expecting a very strong tea as the leaf was very broken and small. The tea does have a kick but is much milder than expected. My tea sense is getting better as I can detect assam, ceylon, and kenyan tea in this blend. (Much more Kenyan than the others). The tea is lighter in color than an assam would be and is not bitter at all. There is a little astringency but not enough to bother anyone. I really enjoyed drinking this tea. The tea was very inexpensive as I found it at T.J.Maxx for $5 for 125 grams.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dan

Just a heads up for anyone with a T.J.Maxx near them. They had many different flavors of Talbot Tea for 4.99 each.

TeaEqualsBliss

Woot!!!! Talbott Tea ROCKS!!!!

Jaime

Must go to T.J. Maxx soon!!

LENA

oooh, off to T.J. Maxx! Thanks for the heads up. :)

~lauren.

“My tea sense is getting better as I can detect assam, ceylon, and kenyan tea in this blend. (Much more Kenyan than the others)” I think your Tea Sense has arrived & is here to stay!!! Good for you that you can pull all that out of a brew (I still can’t and struggle to find descriptive words never mind actual sourcing!).

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I was starting to get a little bummed out. I hadn’t had a new tea to taste in a good while. But, thanks to Santa Claus and my always wonderful and thoughtful wife, I now have two new Scottish teas to try out!

When I snipped open the bag of loose leaf tea inside the well-designed hinged tin, my sniffer was immediately slapped with an aroma similar to Rooibos tea. Perhaps that is because the leaves were grown and produced in Kenya. The leaves were very short and had a consistency almost like ground coffee.

Other reviews that I read about this tea seemed to be unanimous in their assessment that this was a milder breakfast blend. Since I prefer potent black teas, I opted to steep this selection for the maximum recommended brewing time of five minutes at 212 degrees.

The brewed liquid had a reddish gold color. The smell was like a light but standard black breakfast tea.

The first sip produced a slightly sweet malty taste. It was quite pleasant but still mild, even after five minutes of steeping.

With subsequent swallows, I started to experience a flavor kick with this tea. It was not bitter but it lingered to form the basis of a malty, African black tea blend aftertaste.

This is a very nice tea. I enjoyed it straight up without milk or sweeteners, which is how I drink all of my teas. It was also a fantastic complement to the terrific Scottish Empire Biscuits that my lovely wife baked for me for Christmas.

I don’t think you could go wrong with this tea at breakfast or in the afternoon. I look forward to sampling another tea by Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company…TOMORROW!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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The Mr.Coffee Mug Warmer I ordered from J&R arrived today in the mail despite the Canada Post rotating strike going on nowadays. I saw in the news yesterday that the government passed a back-to-work legislation that will force the union postal workers to return to their jobs by next week or so. Not sure how I feel about this though because there are people saying that these workers are overpaid with much too generous benefits, pensions, vacations, etc. (Canada Post is a crown corporation BTW for those unaware), but I’m sure that this would be untrue for most of the hardworking people there that would surely deserve what they are getting. Anyways… the mug warmer seems to be working great, except that it’s barely doing anything for this mug I have that has a bottom with its edges protruding out. I tried one with a flat bottom and the tea remained quite warm and even hot near the end of the cup.

I bought this tea quite a while ago, and I was surprised to find that I didn’t log this one. Compared to the recently logged Irish Breakfast, I think it has a much cleaner taste although still maintaining a bold, robust profile. It has a light body with not much astringency, and has subtle notes of malt and wood(I read oak somewhere in a review of an anonymous Scottish Breakfast).

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This is my favorite tea at the moment. It is dark and rich, but not bitter at all, very mellow. Calming. I enjoy it very much with some whole coconut milk — I find that only the Thai Kitchen brand of coconut milk works well with tea.

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

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gifted to me by a friend. i steeped it for four minutes, added a brown sugar cube & a wee dollop of milk. it isn’t as strong as Irish Breakfast, but its flavour has more complexity than English Breakfast. there are some light finishing notes. do i detect the taste of whisky? could be my imagination. a delicious tea to savour & enjoy.

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Really like the boldness of this black tea, good pick me up.

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Lovely way to get the morning started! This blend has a bit more kick than the English and Irish versions I have tried. Very full, Kenyan comes through. I prefer to use both sugar and milk with this one, versus no sugar for Irish breakfast teas.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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