A sample from the Jade Teapot because yes, I’m still on my breakfast blend kick! I added a little milk (1tsp) and sugar (1/2 tsp) because I wanted to (though I’ll probably try the remainder of my sample straight).
It smells malty, clean, woody, fresh. The taste is a lot clearer and cleaner than I was expecting. Smooth, malty, not too heavy, stout, a little fruitiness that I can taste blending in with the added sugar…
English Breakfasts typically seem a little wussy to me but this one must have had an Irish mother or something. It’s not as bold as most Irish Breakfasts I’ve had but it really has nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s definitely more my speed than any other English Breakfast I’ve tried.
It’s nothing overly distinct or super-special but it’s a very good blend and one that I could see finding a place for in my pantry.