Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Hampstead Tea
Carefully blended black teas from North India create a punchy and full-bodied brew. Londoners like it best with a dash of milk. Great to start a busy day.
Ingredients: Fairtrade black tea
Now THAT’S what I’m talking about! This is an excellent cuppa! And what amazes me most about it is that I brewed it from a teabag. (This blend is also available as loose leaf.)
I have drank (and enjoyed!) many different English Breakfast blends. But, I have found that not all English Breakfast blends are created equal. Some can be rather ordinary. But not this English Breakfast. This IS the English Breakfast blend that others should strive to become.
This is robust! It has a lot of gusto – just what a person needs first thing in the morning. It is a good, solid black tea with a lot of flavor. There is a fair amount of astringency to it, but no bitterness (as long as it’s not oversteeped!) It is a full-bodied, full-flavored blend with a hint of woody earthiness in the background, and a pleasing hint of sweetness.
Most breakfast blends are meant to be served with milk and honey, and this one takes these additions deliciously. For an edgier cuppa, try it without milk.
If you’ve been looking for a really good English Breakfast blend – try this one and you may need to look no further!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!