Royal Blend

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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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  • “Had this with milk and sugar, and blueberry muffins that I just made. This tea is rather on the rough side without milk, and improves immensely with it” 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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yep like this one better than queen anne. This one is a smoother brew that’s not SUPER bold, but it’s got enough of a kick this morning for me to be really enjoying it.

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Another great black sample sent to me by the most generous Sil – thank you.

I really liked this one too. Totally different than other blends I’ve had. This was bold, but not overwhelming, not astringent, not bitter. Just a really good cup of black tea.


fortnum has some really good just a cup of black tea yums. lol the keemun i’d love to be able to get here.

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I put a Tb in the 16oz pot & steeped this for 4 minutes. I loved it!
It was bold, well grounded without a doubt, with an interesting almost cream like flavor.
Great with breakfast!
This one is from the most recent BBBBox, contributed by Sil.

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Thank you Sil for sharing this blend with me. The funniest is I hesitated to buy a tin last Wednesday while I was in La grande Épicerie – finally I decided to leave it and Sil sent me some :)

It’s a so strong assam…bitter…at the very first sip I knew I would not be able to drink it. I’ll retry with a 2 min steep to see if I can have it.
So I added milk and sugar…à l’anglaise…and it is really enjoyable, really nice.
So clearly a blend I should reserve to drink with a dash of milk.

served with toasts with butter and Tiptree crystal orange marmelade …yummy.

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Nice! Glad I saved you the. Trouble of buying it and having a whole tin :)


it is really pleasant with milk and sugar , thank you again

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This is a full-flavored, straight forward bold English tea. The bright Ceylon tea leaves balance out the malty, darker Assam. Take the edge off with a splash of milk and it makes an ideal substitute for coffee at breakfast time.

See my full review of F&M Royal Blend here:

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A great gift from my mother in law.
A delicious tea, best with honey & milk and if the mood takes you, add that slice of lemon too.
It opens up to a nice note especially at your throat… Mmmm heavenly.

Great for a cool winter’s afternoon or that autumn evenings watching the leaves falling.
Love it brewed cold in the summer and sometimes added lemonade for a great summer night drink.

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Somehow I learned that George Orwell liked Fortnum & Mason tea, so of course I had to give it a try. I stopped by Williams Sonoma after work yesterday to pick this up; they had the Royal Blend, Earl Grey, and the Breakfast Blend.

The malty notes that others have mentioned were certainly noticeable, but weren’t as prominent as I had expected. It’s got a smooth taste initially, with some very mild bitterness afterwards. This strikes me as a really good everyday tea – not something I’d crave, but certainly something to look forward to.

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