I wasn’t expecting this one to be so different from the Organic Breakfast that’s sold under the “Mighty Leaf” range, rather than this one from the ML Collection. It is, though, and I could tell immediately. I don’t think this one contains any darjeeling. it’s much sweeter and maltier, and it doesn’t have the metallic tang I associate with Mighty Leaf’s darjeelings. On this point alone, it’s a much more palatable breakfast tea for me. I feel it’s a more robust blend, as well. It definitely accepts milk more readily without becoming ridiculously weak, and it has more body. By that, I think I mean the “darker” notes are more pronounced, and it potentially has a heavier mouthfeel. I did detect a hint of chocolate while sipping on this one, and that complemented the malty flavour wonderfully.
On the whole, this struck me as a very pleasant breakfast tea. There are a good few bags in my ML Collection Master Sampler, so I can enjoy some more cups of this one and firm up my opinion. For a first impression in less than ideal brewing circumstances (process workshop away from the office), though, I think it stood up pretty well.