Royal Blend

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Baked Bread, Malt, Raisins, Astringent, Heavy
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 5 g 11 oz / 324 ml

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  • “Eeeeew, what did I do wrong today? I steeped for three min, and last time I oversteeped but it was surprisingly good. I doubt that is why, as this tasted stale and dusty, with a funky aftertaste....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Woke up early to go for a run (yes, on a Saturday. I know), and had a strong cup of this brewed with milk-and-sugar to give me a good morning kick. It's an OK tea. For the price, I was expecting...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea is ok. It's not great. It's strong and other than that I can't pick much else up. It's better with sugar. It sorta needs sugar. Yikes. It's a Monday sorta tea. You know what I did...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks to *Sil* for this sample! This tea is heavy on the Assam, so I had to add milk and Truvia to calm things down a bit. It’s much more drinkable this way. Five minutes later and I can feel...” Read full tasting note
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From Fortnum & Mason

First blended for King Edward VII in the summer of 1902, Royal Blend blends Assam with a touch of Ceylon for a smooth, almost honey-like flavour. It can be drunk all day, with milk, producing the perfect traditional cup of tea.

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57 tasting notes

…very strong flavors. I guess the explanation of it’s profound taste lays within the fact that King Edward VII was a heavy smoker. Anyways, I do like it on my palate and love the awakening effect. I do recomment to try this tea with a slice of lemon. That transforms this blend into a refreshing summer tea. The Assam will still be able to push through nicely.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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9 tasting notes

Reserving judgement on this tea until I give it another go. Had it with breakfast with milk and sugar. Maybe with honey it’ll be better.

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77
4 tasting notes

An old standby, it is always a good, solid choice, but never an exciting one.

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67
12 tasting notes

An enjoyable blend for the morning cup. I drank it without milk. It was pungent and strong. No distinctive flavor that jumps out or lingers. A good choice if you want a standard English style black tea that is of sufficient quality to drink without milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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3 tasting notes

This is my current favorite tea-with-milk staple. It’s bright and robust with no bitterness. We bought a decorative tin of it with the Jubliee Tea decorative tin online from F&M and I’m re-ordering this one in bulk and trying some of their other teas.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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67
12 tasting notes

A good cup of tea. Nothing splashy or fancy.

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66
32 tasting notes

Traditional tea without any wow factor at all

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45 tasting notes

Very smooth but good with milk and sugar

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22 tasting notes

A proper English black tea. I infused this twice in my teapot I got from the London teapot company. The liquor is a warm amber color and the full-bodied taste has a malty, fresh baked bread quality to it. It’s a rustic tea that is great for cold mornings when you need to wake up and crave an acceptable splash of cream.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt, Raisins

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 5 g

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23 tasting notes

Sipdown 1 of 2 today! Despite being alarmingly old (2 years, 3 years maybe?), it held up well to the very end. Maltiness is reduced, but still there. A bit vegetal from the Ceylon (or age). Balance was starting to be off a bit. This was a versatile tea, good for when I wanted a solid unflavored black, great as a base for my homemade chai. I’ll probably get more eventually, but I’ve got so many other teas, plus so many more I’d like to try, it may be awhile.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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