This is my everyday tea. I love the Assam Gold Rain more, but I chose this for my everyday tea since it is cheaper. (I drink about a quart a day instead of coffee.) I like it strong, so I do 1.5 tsp per cup. I add sugar too, about a tsp per cup.
“There is reason breakfast teas are called such. Bright. Strong. Smooth. Still has to be one of my favorite English Breakfast teas.” Read full tasting note
“This goes surprisingly well with chicken noodle soup for breakfast!” Read full tasting note
“I’m really starting to develop a liking for teas that were too strong for me just weeks ago. Go figure. Drinking this one “black” this morning, and it’s pretty good.” Read full tasting note
“I had an ounce of this left, and decided it would be best put to use in making a gallon of iced tea. (I like to make tea by the gallon – it seems like so much but it goes fast enough when...” Read full tasting note
Full-bodied infusion with malty and oaky undertones
This hidden treasure of royal lineage raises this most beloved morning black tea to new heights. Each sip unfolds to reveal the complexity of the high grown full leaves. Feel like royalty with this elegantly time-honored classic and add a majestic nod to every cup.
Ingredients: Black tea
How To Steep
2 Perfectea Scoops – Scoop loose leaf tea into infuser.
205°F – Heat fresh (preferably filtered) water.
8 fl oz – Pour water over sachet in cup.
3 min – Stay close to this steep time for optimal flavor.
3-5 steeps – Use again and again, you can steep this tea 3-5 times.
Blends Well With
Earl Grey White Tea
Honeybush Vanilla Herbal Tea
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I’ve tried several “English Breakfast” teas, and I’ve like all of them. This one, however, was surprisingly underwhelming. It took a lot of very hot water, and several minutes more than recommended to get a somewhat flavorful cup of tea out of these leaves. Perhaps my lot came from an old and stale batch? The experience was disappointing.
I really like a good English Breakfast tea and was looking forward to having this one from Teavana. Unfortunately, it is bitter and has some kind of weird metallic aftertaste. I’ve tried adding sugar and cream and it still doesn’t help. Today I mixed it with the White Avurvedic Chai from Teavana and added some sugar and that redeemed it somewhat. Will look elsewhere for a good quality English Breakfast.
I’m starting this Saturday morning with a slice of bacon, a poppy seed muffin, and a cup of this English Breakfast tea. This is my first time to try Teavana’s version and I’m honestly having a hard time finding anything to say about it. It seems basic to me, not really anything special. I thought at first that it might be a nice, bold choice for an early morning, but really it was quite plain a few sips in.