Breakfast in Bed

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Organic Black Tea, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Natural Flavoring, Organic Vanilla Beans, Rose Petals
Flavors
Bread, Citrus, Cookie, Cream, Floral, Rose, Sweet, Vanilla, Cinnamon
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by 52Teas
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 oz / 352 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

3 Want it Want it

4 Own it Own it

11 Tasting Notes View all

  • “So, for my “Tea that I would happily drink everyday” from the Steepster Scavenger Hunt, I decided to go with this tea. It is one of my all-time favorite teas. I have been blending this tea for well...” Read full tasting note
  • “So, while looking for a tea to use for the January sipdown prompt “bean flavor notes,” I have discovered that I already sipped down all my Chinese greens last year (which always have a savory...” Read full tasting note
    84
  • “Not a fan, didn’t expect to be. I just don’t care for rose in tea. That said, the rest of the tea is lovely and has no astringency, and the rose isn’t super strong, so it’s definitely drinkable for...” Read full tasting note
    73
  • “ Advent Calendar Day 18 Although I love the concept of this tea (someone bringing me breakfast in bed with a rose on the tray), I wasn’t a fan of the actual flavor. Cinnamon and rose are both...” Read full tasting note
    35

From 52teas

As you are probably well aware by now, we held a Kickstarter campaign to get everything we needed to take over this company. One of the incentives for our start-up Kickstarter campaign was to create a VIT blend. I was so thrilled with a few of my customers from my LiberTEAS days pledged their support for this 52Teas venture of ours. And one of my previous customers wanted to create a VIT blend – but here’s the cool part: She wanted me to recreate one of my blends that I created in my LiberTEAS days!

I was so excited and proud! (Thank you!)

So here is that tea! I call it Breakfast in Bed because it tastes like the kind of tea that I’d want to sip if I were so fortunate to enjoy a breakfast in bed sometime. It’s the kind of tea that makes you feel pampered and indulgent. It’s the kind of tea that you want to sip slowly and linger over because you never want the cup to end!

I blend two different teas for the base: A Chinese Rose Congou and a Vietnamese black tea. Then I flavor this tea with vanilla and real vanilla bean and I add a generous sprinkling of cinnamon. Because I only use cinnamon pieces in this and not cinnamon flavoring, the cinnamon doesn’t take center stage. It offers a warm yet delicate cinnamon note that doesn’t interfere with the other flavors of the cup. It’s sweet, it’s creamy, it’s pleasantly floral. It’s luxurious and indulgent.

I love it!

organic ingredients: black teas, rose petals, vanilla bean, cinnamon pieces and all-natural flavors.

About 52teas View company

At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

11 Tasting Notes

215 tasting notes

So, for my “Tea that I would happily drink everyday” from the Steepster Scavenger Hunt, I decided to go with this tea. It is one of my all-time favorite teas. I have been blending this tea for well over fifteen years now – I started blending it back when I was still blending & selling teas as LiberTEAS & I’ve reblended it as the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas at least three times. To brew this tea tonight, I had to open my very last pouch that I have of this tea – so, I may need to reblend this one within the next year or so because I can’t be without it too long otherwise I miss it.

This is a blend of black teas (including a rose congou), rose petals and buds, cinnamon & vanilla beans. A fairly simple combination, to be sure, but it’s one that works so beautifully. Tonight, I’m having it as a latte – and it’s delightful as a latte. It’s delightful straight. It’s delightful iced. It’s one of those teas that makes me happy when I drink it.

I could happily drink this every day.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
1081 tasting notes

So, while looking for a tea to use for the January sipdown prompt “bean flavor notes,” I have discovered that I already sipped down all my Chinese greens last year (which always have a savory “mixed bean” sort of taste to me). So I’m going outside the box on this one and have grabbed this 2018 tea that has vanilla bean in the ingredients!

I love rose black teas and I think this may be my last one in my stash before I’ve sipped all those down, too. The dry leaf has such a lovely sweet floral rose smell… it reminds me of the “Rose Vanilla Chai” by Tea Chai Te that I sipped down a few months ago, but without the cardamom/clove spiciness.

The scent of the steeped tea cooling in my cup is so fragrant and soothing. There is sort of a warm bready/citrusy background aroma from the base, with a really sweet aroma that somehow reminds me of sugar cookies or bubblegum from the scents of the vanilla and floral rose combined.

Lovely! Such a comforting flavor profile. The black tea is medium-bodied and a little citrusy, with goes very nicely with the rose. Those rose is the dominating aroma and flavor. I don’t find it perfumy, but I’m also a big fan of rose; I imagine those that are more sensitive to it would find this too strong/perfumy. For me, it’s just the right balance of a nice, strong rose flavor before it becomes overwhelming. The vanilla doesn’t come out super strongly, but I can certainly taste it… it sort of adds a sweet cream or “sugared rose dessert” vibe to the tea.

Very happy with this afternoon cuppa.

Flavors: Bread, Citrus, Cookie, Cream, Floral, Rose, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML
tea-sipper

There’s that vanilla BEAN tea for the challenge! Looks like we both rate it an 84. haha

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
5948 tasting notes

Not a fan, didn’t expect to be. I just don’t care for rose in tea. That said, the rest of the tea is lovely and has no astringency, and the rose isn’t super strong, so it’s definitely drinkable for me. Also, I continually mistake it for a caramelly/vanilla black so will probably end up drinking the rest totally by accident.

tea-sipper

I had this a couple days ago too – it’s always a comforting flavor I remember.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

35
825 tasting notes

Advent Calendar Day 18

Although I love the concept of this tea (someone bringing me breakfast in bed with a rose on the tray), I wasn’t a fan of the actual flavor. Cinnamon and rose are both ingredients that I don’t usually love and having them together in one tea is definitely not for me!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Floral, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

I’m with you on the cinnamon and rose!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

13129 tasting notes

When I picked this out it was because the dry aroma of warm pastry style cinnamon and fresh rose was intriguing to me, but the moment the hot water hit the leaves all I was smelling was a sweet medley of vanilla custard and roses with only a hint of cinnamon. I’m not complaining; as I sipped the tea I found the silky smooth floral notes and hint of cream really relaxing and stress relieving and the more subtle cinnamon undertones added a layer of warmth and dimension to this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

1540 tasting notes

Quite an interesting blend! I can taste all of the components, with the cinnamon being the most distinct.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
3711 tasting notes

I just loved the idea of this one… though I didn’t drink this with breakfast in bed. More like helping my dad with speech (he has been improving after last year’s stroke.. he keeps working at it which is great. Somehow he mostly misses the what or the noun/ subject when he is saying a sentence, if anyone has any tips for that) and then another mug while reading outside. The blend features black tea (of course, it’s for breakfast) with two forms of roses and a Rose Congou base, cinnamon and vanilla. The rose is definitely wafting around in the mug, though not too strongly. I’m also tasting occasional hints of cinnamon. I feel any 52Teas blend that mentions vanilla never has enough vanilla. The black tea is a bit light. But there is a satisfying quality to the first mug that somehow does say it’s an indulgent breakfast treat. I’m wondering why 52Teas never has yerba mate bases though… or oolong?
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoons for a full mug// 15 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Flavors: Rose

52Teas

I have an Oolong tea on the website: http://52teas.com/oolong-teas/

As for Yerba Mate, I’m not the biggest fan of Yerba Mate so I’m going to be pretty picky about the base – and because I’ve been so busy with other things, I haven’t really taken the time to do any taste test comparisons.

tea-sipper

Ah, okay, I missed that oolong! I can understand your pickiness with yerba mate.

Evol Ving Ness

Personally, I am quite content with 52Teas once in a while oolong offerings. There always seems to be an oolong or two available and they are always ranging from good to stellar, incorporating a good variety of roasts and cultivars. Works for me.

52Teas

@tea-sipper – I’ve had some good experiences and some very bad experiences with Yerba Mate – and my first few experiences happened to be very bad experiences and so it has kind of ‘triggered’ me. Since those bad times though, most of my experiences have been positive so I do plan to have yerba mate blends eventually – as well as guayusa. It’s just a matter of finding the right ones.

@Evol Ving Ness – thank you! :)

tea-sipper

Oh yes, guayusa would be even better! There hasn’t really been good guayusa blends since Butiki.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
694 tasting notes

52teas ordered today and this was the first one I tore into. It is one of the teas that I was most excited about. The combination is so unique that I just had to try this. Rose, cinnamon, and vanilla. I mean, how amazing and fancy does that sound? So…… I enjoyed this but it was little thinner mouth feel than I was expecting. The flavor was good. I mostly got vanilla and cinnamon. I am taking this one to work to see how it holds up there……

Login or sign up to leave a comment.