English Breakfast

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Malt, Herbs, Caramel, Grain, Roasted Barley, Vegetal, Pepper, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Toast, Tobacco, Nutty, Almond, Nuts, Creamy
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 28 oz / 836 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.

English Breakfast is our most popular tea. To create this well-balanced blend, we carefully select the finest teas from five different regions, each with its own unique characteristics. Tea from Kenya and Malawi provides the briskness and coppery-red colour while Assam gives full-body and flavour. The robustness from these regions is complemented by the softer and more subtle teas from China and Indonesia. The combination of these varieties yields a complex, full-bodied, lively cup of tea that is perfect any time of day.

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354 Tasting Notes

188 tasting notes

My son had a 2 hr delay for school due to the cold temperatures this morning. He asked for this tea :) Sugar, no milk. Drank it down easy and later asked for something else… I would’ve re-steeped and given him a weaker second cup (but I had already done that w/it for myself). It was the last bag, so we had to find him something else.. he chose his first loose leaf… granted, he chose Butterbeer since it smells like root beer which is one of his favorites. Even so… Proud Momma! Not too long ago he would have just asked for some chocolate milk as a treat.


Double yay!


Hard to beat Twinings for simple no fuss comfort.

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53 tasting notes

OK, this tea just saved me. Was on a cruise around the Greek islands, and I totally forgot from earlier experience that while the food on the ship was plentiful, varied, and delicious, the only tea was horrible generic dust in anonymous tea bags. (I understood from the coffee drinkers around me that the coffee served was just as bad…I wonder why that is??) I suffered it until thankfully, I found a little supermarket in the town of Oia on the island of Santorini that carried Twinings tea, and I bought a box of this. Ah, finally a decent cuppa in the mornings! Basic, sweet and with milk, my morning (and evening) tea became a pleasure to be savoured on deck in the sea air. Mm.

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51 tasting notes

Ok I think I figured it out. 2 Sugar in the Raws! This always seems to work for me. It tastes good and I can even taste the tea now. Much better! I can definitely drink this every week day. Level up, 20 points.

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120 tasting notes

“to complement the traditional, hearty English Breakfast”

Tried to cut some carbs this morning so I left out some of the “traditional” items, but this sure complimented my eggs and sausage quite well. I think my personal taste is towards the black teas, I enjoy the oolongs, whites, and greens I have tried, but I always want to get back to that ingrained “tea” taste. Only the blacks do that for me.

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180 tasting notes

Grabbed brunch before class today… Was in the mood for tea, and this sufficed. It was pretty weak. Tolerable, but weak.


This tea is anything but weak! Try steeping it in boiling water for five minutes and don’t add milk or sugar. Then tell me if you still think it’s weak.

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259 tasting notes

Today it didn’t turn out bitter. No changes were made to previous methods of preparation… this is a finicky tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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219 tasting notes

On a morning like this, I just wanted a good English Breakfast tea and Twinings is hitting the spot. A little milk, a little sugar, a little bit heavenly. Nice way to wake up :)

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Never met a Twinings I didn’t like.

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31 tasting notes

Sorry Irish Breakfast, I wish I had you for St. Patty’s, but alas the English are just too tasty. Also the only Breakfast tea I had in my cupboard this morning.

Here, have some Joyce to feel better!

“When I makes tea I makes tea, as old mother Grogan said. And when I makes water I makes water … Begob, ma’am, says Mrs. Cahill, God send you don’t make them in the one pot.”

Happy St. Patrick’s everyone!

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100 tasting notes

Sometimes I get up at 4:30 AM to feed the cats, and I’m just not in the mood to go through my stash to find a foofy tea. That’s when I reach for my tin of looseleaf Twinings English Breakfast. It’s just a nice, inoffensive black tea that I enjoy with Splenda. English Breakfast has always been a favorite of mine and I don’t have experience with any of the more expensive brands, but Twinings has always satisfied me.

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25 tasting notes

I was looking for a cheaper breakfast tea that still was of good quality so I decided to try this one. I’m pleasantly surprised. My first few sips were a bit bitter but I think I might have over steeped this one just a bit. However, it doesn’t seem so bitter now. Added a vanilla cream and sugar.

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Twinings is a good, solid reliable brand when you don’t want to fuss. Their Irish breakfast is equally good, maybe just a little heftier.


I’m thinking about trying the Irish Breakfast once I’m done with this box. My cupboard is overflowing with tea right now!


I salute your self-control! (Restraint with tea acquisition is not one of my characteristic qualities :)


It used to be one of my restraints too! :))

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