English Breakfast Tea

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Black Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “This is a decent, plain black tea. Nothing special but I don't normally keep English Breakfast on hand so I can't speak to anything missing or standing out in comparison to something else. It...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 563 tasting notes
  • “Saturday May 7, 2011 1st Steep of The Day Early Evening English Breakfast This is a Good Strong Blended Black Tea Great Flavor Rich Bold and Robust. Great Sipping Cup with a Great Book. Keep...” Read full tasting note
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    truckie442 364 tasting notes
  • “I don't usually drink or rate bagged teas, but I got his tea because they don't sell loose tea in the beautiful elephant caddies I was lusting after. The tea is basically a CTC with good aroma in...” Read full tasting note
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    f_oolongthehill 7 tasting notes
  • “Another tea from the stash in the flat. Not too bad. Drinkable, but not fantastic. I might still buy some if I see one in a store that comes in one of the elephant tins. Alas, the box in the flat...” Read full tasting note
    Skulleigh 284 tasting notes

From Williamson Tea

Fifty English breakfast tea bags in a richly decorated tin tea caddy.
This tea, blended from Assam and Kenyan leaves, produces a brisk, full bodied drink perfect to get you started in the morning.

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This is a decent, plain black tea. Nothing special but I don’t normally keep English Breakfast on hand so I can’t speak to anything missing or standing out in comparison to something else. It steeps quickly and I think it would be forgiving in less than optimal water temperatures. I can see where it might turn mildly bitter if steeped too long, but overall, it’s a nice CTC type of bag to have on hand. Good for people who want share my tea at work but don’t have the loose leaf brewing stuff on hand themselves. :) Good for throwing in a purse (in a ziploc bag since it isn’t a wrapped sachet or bag) to have on hand in restaurants that don’t “get” tea.

I didn’t taste any paper until I squeezed the bag into the second cup. ;) Normally not a squeezer but the itty-bittyness of the tea was too interesting to not poke at. Should have prodded and squoze it over another container, not over my cup!

The tin is awesome and seems to reseal tightly enough that I wouldn’t worry overmuch about storing other teas in it once the English Breakfast is gone. You aren’t paying for the tea here, by the way – it’s all the tin. I can spend this much on tea that will knock my socks off – without the tin I wouldn’t spend more than grocery store prices on the tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec
boychik

This elephant tin is just awesome right up to my valley
Mark Wendell has sale on other tins
Very tempting;)

Nicole

I so should not have looked at the Mark Wendell site. I have not wanted a yixing pot before now but I am in lurve with that black dragon anniversary pot!

boychik

So sorry;)

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364 tasting notes

Saturday May 7, 2011
1st Steep of The Day
Early Evening English Breakfast
This is a Good Strong Blended Black Tea
Great Flavor Rich Bold and Robust.
Great Sipping Cup with a Great Book.
Keep on Steepin

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I don’t usually drink or rate bagged teas, but I got his tea because they don’t sell loose tea in the beautiful elephant caddies I was lusting after. The tea is basically a CTC with good aroma in round, stringless paper pillows and, for a bag, actually tasted pretty good. It lacks the high notes I’m used to in an EB tea, but I think that is due to the style of EB blend intended, rather than the leaf quality. This was clearly blended to meet the tastes of English tea drinkers who these days prefer the brisker, stronger flavors of Indian and African teas rather than a breakfast tea with the high notes of Chinese teas.

Contrary to the prior headnote, this is not a blend containing Assam tea. According to the company all of Williamson’s teas come from or a are blended from their own tea estates in Kenya. Thus this is an all Kenyan tea.

Th8is tea definitely has taste and character. My feeling is if you normally drink bagged tea, you’d probably rate this higher than I did

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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Another tea from the stash in the flat. Not too bad. Drinkable, but not fantastic. I might still buy some if I see one in a store that comes in one of the elephant tins. Alas, the box in the flat is mere cardboard.

Going to take it easy today. After walking a total of 24 miles over the last three days, I have a blister that covers the bottom of one of my toes. Slow going today.

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