French Breakfast Tea

A Black Tea from


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Calculated from 32 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Alcohol, Biting, Bitter, Floral, Fruity, Astringent, Dark Chocolate, Smoke, Vanilla, Caramel, Chocolate, Malt, Tannin, Tobacco
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Typical Preparation
Use 17 oz / 508 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 3 min, 30 sec
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“Feeling better today, so I started the morning with this tea. I’m going to have a Mariage Freres tasting day today, I think. I’m still not in the mood for anything heavily flavoured, so I’m going...” Read full tasting note
“This was sent to me by the wonderful Sil. Having this tea as I’m getting ready to go out. Whoa! Did not expect to like it this much. I have no idea what’s in a French Breakfast, and Mariage Frères...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you Scheherazade for this sample. This tea is strong with malty and smoky tones. Thick and velvety with sweetness and a touch of astringency. A drop of milk smooths it out nicely and brings...” Read full tasting note
“Casey and I are drinking a pot of this tonight. We are maybe two pots away from a sipdown. This doesn’t taste as strongly flavored as last time, but I’ve been drinking a lot of flavored teas...” Read full tasting note


This perfect marriage of great and elegant black teas produces a rounded taste of malt and chocolate.

Its highly developed flavour is both powerful and refined. A felicitous blend in the best tradition of the French art of Tea.

With or without milk, perfect with a continental breakfast.

Amount of tea leaves: 2.5g
Best water temperature: 95 °C
Infusion time: 3-5 min

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