I often drink this at work because I don’t want to transport my loose leaf utilities everyday. This is one of the better bagged teas though. If you’re in a pinch, go for this or Stash’s black teas.
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A rich & satisfying robust black tea. The robust, malty character of this tea comes from pure Assam and Kenyan tea leaves grown in India.
Twinings English Breakfast Tea was originally blended to complement the traditional, hearty English Breakfast, from which its name derives. The refreshing and invigorating flavor makes English Breakfast one of the of the most popular black teas to drink at any time or occasion – not just for breakfast. English Breakfast can be enjoyed with or without milk, sweetened or unsweetened – the choice is yours.
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As is my wont for the first time trying any tea currently, I am having this tea plain. (More often than not, I make my straight black teas with milk and honey.)
This is very malty. Slightly astringent, but in a way that is almost sweet rather than off-putting. I think that having this normally, I would prefer it with milk, but it’s not bad this way either. That, however, may be exactly what helps make it a good breakfast tea. It’s robust and has a firm flavour that will stand up to the doctoring for a good morning cup.
Another morning, I’ll have to do it up that way and see….
i suspect i’ll really love Assam tea on its own (last time i had it is too far from memory to recall), since i really loved this (and this isn’t the first English Breakfast i’ve had btw). i bought a nice big box of this (around 50 bags?) discounted since i like to have a nice standard black tea on hand to double up any flavored blacks or tisanes without running out of them too quickly.
then i decided to have a cup of this on its own (2 bags) with a spot of coconut milk & brown sugar. how yummy! i truly appreciated it… i get that it’s bagged fannings, a bit tannic probably without additives, but i was quite pleased. can only imagine how the loose leaf will taste! that said, i look forward to trying more versions/variations of English Breakfast & straight Assam!
highly recommend this with coconut Silk & brown sugar.
My grocery store is no longer going to carry loose leaf tea, so I picked this up because it was $1 for 100 grams. I used 2 teaspoons in 16 ounces sweetened with Splenda and a little bit of milk. I really enjoyed this tea. Medium-strong malty flavor without any bite. I think this will become one of my go to teas for everyday.