English Breakfast Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Bitter, Herbs, Spices, Soap
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Taste-wise, it is okay. It’s funny though, how a non-decaf tea made me feel so relaxed :) Can be used to make chai.” Read full tasting note
  • “I drank several more cups of this over the last two days, 5 min steep in 205F water, taken with milk. My main complaint before was that the bitter was out of balance—too strong. Hot, and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “If you aren’t careful this pleasantly tasting tea can turn bitter and undrinkable. I was able to make 2 cups of tea for each tea bag. If you don’t steep it too much, I stuck closer to 3 minutes...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a surprisingly good cup of tea! I remember being at a Thanksgiving celebration and the host handed me a cup of tea after dinner. I drank a sip and said wow, that is a nice cup of tea! He...” Read full tasting note
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18 Tasting Notes

107 tasting notes

Taste-wise, it is okay.

It’s funny though, how a non-decaf tea made me feel so relaxed :)

Can be used to make chai.

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50 tasting notes

I drank several more cups of this over the last two days, 5 min steep in 205F water, taken with milk. My main complaint before was that the bitter was out of balance—too strong. Hot, and especially with milk, the bitter is strong but I can enjoy it. There is no noticeable maltiness, and only faint sweetness. Every cup has a hint of cinnamon flavor and a faint rose aroma.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

If you aren’t careful this pleasantly tasting tea can turn bitter and undrinkable.

I was able to make 2 cups of tea for each tea bag. If you don’t steep it too much, I stuck closer to 3 minutes with boiling water, you’ll avoid the bitter aftertaste, but just a little over and you’ll end up with an almost undrinkable tea.

It’s an okay budget tea less the occasions I over steeped it, but I have to agree with a previous reviewer who said they’re just going to avoid Trader Joe’s teas. It’s not one of their better offerings regardless of flavor.

Flavors: Bitter, Herbs, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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4 tasting notes

This is a surprisingly good cup of tea! I remember being at a Thanksgiving celebration and the host handed me a cup of tea after dinner. I drank a sip and said wow, that is a nice cup of tea! He said: Trader Joe’s English breakfast tea. I said really??!! Wow!!! Just goes to show that really tasty tea can come from the most unexpected of places…

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17 tasting notes

Pretty good for a cheap English Breakfast tea.

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23 tasting notes

At this price, it’s a good value, though not especially subtle—definitely contains more actual tea than Lipton black tea. I prefer to downplay its strength with milk and sweetener, though at that point you might as well drink TJ’s Irish Breakfast.

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137 tasting notes

This tea isn’t horrible, but, like other Trader Joe’s teas, I wouldn’t say it’s good. It’ll do if you don’t have anything else around, but there are many other cheap English Breakfast teas out there that are significantly better. I like a lot of Trader Joe’s products, but I’m done buying their teas…not a strong area for them.

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22 tasting notes

It has a soapy aftertaste, and lacks bite.

Flavors: Soap

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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31 tasting notes

This tea isn’t going to break any boundaries of new flavors. It isn’t groundbreaking. It isn’t fancy. But it’s nice enough.

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This is the one my best friend keeps around her house for me to drink, so I have a soft spot for it. It’s a decent tea, not terribly strong, not terribly interesting.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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