English Breakfast

Tea type
Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt, Nuts
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 oz / 308 ml

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From Twinings

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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324 Tasting Notes

70
19 tasting notes

Your basic, simple breakfast tea. Dry mouthfeel, full-bodied tea taste. Definitely the slight malty taste of an Assam is there, though my palate isn’t picking up anything too strongly other than the taste of tea. I love this one, I really do, but it’s rather one-dimensional compared to some other black teas I’ve tried.

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75
4 tasting notes

A flavorful strong morning tea. It’s smooth going down but the aftertaste has a bite to it. This may sound a little ridiculous but it tastes bold and strong. This tea wakes you up.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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77
7 tasting notes

This has been my basic go-to tea for a while now. Making it in this dratted hot pot in my new house, which doesn’t have a stove… Temperature is a complete guess, as I’ve figured out a method to keep it from getting too hot and steeping too long/getting bitter, but it’s not a precise method.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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99
1 tasting notes

This is my favorite tea. I drink it every morning.

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69
1 tasting notes

I never had much tea growing up. Or rather, I actually had plenty of tea, but it was all of the monolithic Southern Sweet Tea variety, i.e. inexpensive bags of orange pekoe unscientifically brewed and loaded with sugar and ice. Refreshing and affordable and culturally comforting, but my youthful imagination craved something more. The thought of hot tea seemed absolutely exotic and the epitome of hoity toity poshness, lifestyles of the rich and famous and all that. China cups and saucers and haughtily poised little fingers. Very much outside of my realm of sweating glasses of Luzianne attracting flying insects. And what tea seemed the height of that hot-tea paradise I had yet to enter into? English Breakfast Tea.

Just see it through the eyes of a dingy girl of eight or nine years or so. English Breakfast Tea, boxes of it shelved a bit above the stuff her mother uses to make that common, everyday beverage of iced tea, little boxes from foreign brands, a product that’s never been in the cupboard at home. How it comprises all the allure of tea drinking amongst some phantom notion of upper-crust gleaned from snippets of Masterpiece Theatre productions. English— a very faraway land when you’re in South Carolina. Breakfast— why, who ever thought to drink tea at breakfast, when everyone here drinks it during the day and night? Tea— not stuff in a pitcher in the fridge, no, this is tea for pots and cups, steaming liquid colored with milk.

Then came the day, in my early teens, when I acquired a sampler box of Twinings tea, with accompanying funny look from the parental unit when I asked for it at the grocery store, as if in confirmation that, yes, this one’s going to be a bit of a snob. How I gloated over that box, with its seal from the Queen, and I sampled the samples with excitement and reverence. And what did I find, in those fateful few bags of Twinings English Breakfast Tea? That it’s all right, but I rather vastly prefer Irish Breakfast Tea. XÞ

But seriously, it is a solid, reliable tea, but simply not one of my favorites from Twinings. In bags and loose leaf alike, it seems to brew up on the weak side, and there’s this very slight peculiar taste which I can’t quite pinpoint… it is almost a waxiness, but that may just be my tastebuds acting wonky. Otherwise, it takes its milk and sugar nicely, as is to be expected, and has a classic if not especially outstanding taste, mildly malty, smooth and with little astringency. I find it nourishing without being too strong, if it’s one of those days when you want a breakfast tea, but something on the less kick-in-the-pants end. And on the whole, I actually prefer it in the afternoon, food optional. A decent fair-to-middling tea which I brew from time to time, especially if I am engaged in something in which I shall be distracted from properly sitting down and enjoying a cup, but still want something nice and hot and flavorful. In that respect, this tea is undemanding and consistent, great for writing letters or worrying about something— it assuages the thirst without my feeling bad for not using much concentration in appreciating it.

In Masterpiece Theatre terms, I would go for something heartier if you’re a great, strapping lad or lass who wants a cup with a big fry-up breakfast before a long day of roaming about the moors or whatever, but it’s perfect, brewed weakly and served on a tray, if you’re a pale invalid in a dark-curtained room who might only manage to nibble a little toast of a morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81
37 tasting notes

Better than average. Stands up to milk and sugar, and is very consistent. A good “go to” tea. More refined than PG Tips or Tetley.

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70
35 tasting notes

One of my hard habit to break teas. First cup of the day with breakfast. Sweetened with a small bit of sugar and milk.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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81
115 tasting notes

I remember the first time I tasted this blend; it was Christmas Day, in what seems like a long time ago. This was my first (or second, I can’t quite remember) taste of English Breakfast tea. A very nice blend, but I prefer the Irish Breakfast’s boldness more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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81
14 tasting notes

Though I love good strong black teas, this one is mild but redeems itself with its wonderful sublime taste. Mellow and delicious. Drunk with milk and some sugar this is quite good.

This was my standard cuppa for a long time until I moved on to stronger stuff. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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90
3 tasting notes

This has to be my second favorite tea in the world. I love the taste and how well it mixes with honey or milk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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