English Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Baked Bread, Tart, Malt, Caramel, Fruity, Dark Bittersweet, Earth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Jason
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 370 ml
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  • “It's got that distinct, Guiness-y Assam scent that I just love. A slight, pleasing bitterness on the back of the tongue after it's been swallowed is more memorable than the initial taste. It...” Read full tasting note
    jillybeane 36 tasting notes
  • “(1st steep: 5 min) There is a very distinct aroma to an English breakfast teas. That is my first thought when smelling this tea. There is all of the usual aromas of a black tea along with a slight...” Read full tasting note
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    jbpowell78 61 tasting notes
  • “A deeply flavored tea with a nice, mild tannin profile. A gently astringent flavor winds its way through the first cup, not strong enough to pucker, but bracing enough to refresh and perk up the...” Read full tasting note
    85
    tooch 31 tasting notes
  • “A very nice example of a malty Assam without bitterness. But it doesn't have a whole lot of maltyness or coppery metallic taste either. The second steep tasted much like the first. An enjoyable...” Read full tasting note
    65
    Mlsoff2c 22 tasting notes

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Assam, India
Assam is home to big, full bodied black teas and this is a classic from the region – a perfect cup right out of bed or for an afternoon pick me up. Our Assam Breakfast is sturdy enough to take milk but is wonderful on its own as well.

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36 tasting notes

It’s got that distinct, Guiness-y Assam scent that I just love. A slight, pleasing bitterness on the back of the tongue after it’s been swallowed is more memorable than the initial taste. It tarries with you a bit, and I really dig that.

I’m so thrilled it’s come available for sale, I’m jumping all over that. From the June 2014 Steepster select box

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(1st steep: 5 min) There is a very distinct aroma to an English breakfast teas. That is my first thought when smelling this tea. There is all of the usual aromas of a black tea along with a slight breadiness. I imagine as it cools some sweeter fruit aromas will appear. The first flavor I pick up from this tea is biscuit followed by a slight tart bitterness. It reminds me of an almost ripe strawberry or blueberry.There is a dry mouthfeel to this tea, but it doesn’t seem to dry the mouth. I believe in all the English breakfast teas I have tried this is the second on I have liked. I am curious as to how the second steeping will turn out.
(2nd steep: 5 min 30 sec) The aroma is the same as from the first steeping, but the flavor has changed slightly. There is still the dry mouthfeel which I enjoy. However, there is less biscuit flavor. Taking its place is a slightly sweet fruit flavor. It is subtle and doesn’t remain long. I would love to have more of this tea to enjoy on a daily basis.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Tea Pet

The tea is actually available in the shop, if you’d like more!
http://steepster.myshopify.com/collections/all-teas/products/english-breakfast

James

That Steepster has begun selling their teas was one of the best comments and emails I have received. Thank you for sharing.

Tea Pet

You are very welcome! :)

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31 tasting notes

A deeply flavored tea with a nice, mild tannin profile. A gently astringent flavor winds its way through the first cup, not strong enough to pucker, but bracing enough to refresh and perk up the palate. The tea was bone dry, with depth from some toasty and nutty notes, but not a grain of sweetness to it. A beautiful malty flavor developed as the tea cooled, which really endeared this cup to me. Fantastic example of a balanced black tea. 8.5/10, really enjoyable overall.

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22 tasting notes

A very nice example of a malty Assam without bitterness. But it doesn’t have a whole lot of maltyness or coppery metallic taste either. The second steep tasted much like the first. An enjoyable cup of tea but not one I’d need in my tea cupboard

Flavors: Malt

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276 tasting notes

Brewed up my second packet for brunch in my small white teapot.

I really enjoyed it, it’s got a nice caramel taste. I would definitely welcome a tin of it in my cupboard.

I am sad that it’s gone. It’s one of my favorites from the two Steepster select boxes I’ve received so far.

Flavors: Caramel, Fruity

Skulleigh

It is, but I am on a self-imposed buying fast until September. We’ll see if there’s any left by then :)

Tea Pet

Hehe! I completely understand… I buy far too much tea and keep contemplating a buying fast as well!

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14 tasting notes

Average nothing special black tea. I’d say it’s on the milder end of the Assam spectrum—easy to drink for a wide array of peeps just getting to know teas. Maybe not too dazzling for the connoisseur.

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12 tasting notes

Really delicious – as good as any Assam I’ve had. I followed the brewing instructions on the Steepster Select package. And I drank it with a bit of milk — Assam’s ability to stand up to milk is a reason I love it.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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228 tasting notes

The dark, chopped, dry leaf smells good, like shortbread,,,maybe a touch of cocoa scent.
Liquor is a deep deep red-orange color with a delicious aroma of shortbread, raisin pie.
You can see in the wet leaves that they are all uniformly chopped and a fall brown color.
Flavor is rich, good, not as sweet as it smells. Has a touch of bitter,,,like a 1 on a scale of 1-10. So if you are a milk and sugar person, this is perfect.
I added some of my homemade almond milk and date sugar to this (sorry Brits lol) and it was yummy. Helped to wake me up this morning because my doggie likes to get up early :)

From the Steepster Select Box, May 2014

Flavors: Baked Bread, Dark Bittersweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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