Organic Fairmont Breakfast (India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, China)

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Rich in Assam teas—the traditional mainstay of a good English breakfast tea—this robust blend features leaves picked in late May and early June, when the quality is at its annual peak.

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I just moved into a dorm room, and everything from my last place is crammed into this tiny little room. So all my loose teas, strainer, etc are packed away and it’s driving me mad. I was craving black tea a while ago and remember that I shoved the last of my Fairmont teabags at the top of one of my suitcases, so I dug it out, headed to the floor lounge, and whipped up a cup. Wow, their kettle must be from the ‘70s. I’m amazed it even works.

Don’t have any milk or sugar in this, as there isn’t even a fridge to keep milk. This is good as is though. A little malty from the Assam, and it yields a beautiful, deep burnt orange liquor.

Anna

Also in the process of moving. I made an Emergency Tea Kit™ I make sure to never lose sight of in the midst of all these boxes.

I’m happy you managed to make yourself a cup, though, in spite of the sorry state of that kitchen.

Fjellrev

That’s a smart idea! I thought of putting all of my tea stuff into one box or section of a suitcase, but near the end, in a panic, I started putting things wherever it fit best.

Anna

Haha, yeah – but come Wednesday night, that’s where I’ll be, too. I’m only moving half a block, so there’ll be plenty of arm-flailing and running to and fro with various cleaning paraphernalia. But yes – a small Emergency Tea Kit™ is always the way to go!

Bonnie

Another small space storage idea for tea packets is a hanging over the door spice rack (I use mine for electronic devices, cords, tea, whatever) or the closet hanger kind with pouches.

Fjellrev

Sounds like a great way to save space! My problem though is I’ll only be here for three weeks, and then will have to move again, so I’m not going to bother finding a place for everything and buying storage stuff that suits this dorm’s setup. All I know is I should just buy my own kettle and keep it in my room. :)

Bonnie

No fun! You’re right about the kettle. Water boils slower at high altitude in the Rockies so I’d be very impatient without an electric kettle! I lived in a friends garage for a year with a microwave, crockpot and kettle.

Fjellrev

Geez, and you managed to go through that without eating out a lot? I’ll admit that I’ve never had a crockpot, so maybe you can whip up a lot of hot meals with that?

I’m contemplating a couple kettles around the $30 price range. No point in spending a lot of money on one when I don’t even know where I’ll be in a year.

Bonnie

Didn’t eat out, no money. My husband divorced me when I got sick a few years ago. It took time to sort things out and start over moving from expensive Silicon Valley to Colorado. It’s amazing what you can create with fresh fruit and veggies, noodles, broth, cheese etc.

Fjellrev

Wow, I’m really sorry to hear that. :( You must be a really strong person, and I’m hoping that things are better for you now.

Bonnie

We’re all stronger than we think we are and I’ve always loved life. I appreciate the little things because of the hard times. Everybody has troubles sooner or later. My husband may have abandoned me, but I’ve never felt abandoned by the love of of God.

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Had this one at the Fairmont Banff Springs this weekend with brunch. It had a nice rich flavour for a bagged tea, and totally warmed me up. Very good!

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101 tasting notes

This was a nice strong Assam blend…perfect with a bit of milk in my travel mug to take to my lectures this weekend at the Empress. This was a stronger black tea than the Empress Orange Pekoe. Unfortunately I don’t have enough experience telling apart the different types of black teas to describe these teas properly.

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