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English Breakfast from Hampstead Tea


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Hampstead Tea

Product Description:

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

Taster’s Review:

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!

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