Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: The Tea Spot
Our Shagadelic English Breakfast tea combines four gorgeous, full leaf, black teas from three different countries, resulting in a deep, rich, well-balanced liquor. This British tea favorite is fit for the Queen, but lighthearted enough for Austin Powers. And its black tea caffeine kick will help jump-start your morning mojo!
Learn more about this English breakfast tea here.
There are many different teas that I enjoy as that all-important “first thing in the morning” tea, from Argentinian Yerba Maté to Guayusa from the rainforests in Ecuador to a good, strong Assam from India. But I think there is always something a little special about a good breakfast blend. It’s that artistry that goes into the blending of several different types of teas to create a delicious taste that welcomes you to the start of a new day that makes me excited to try a new breakfast blend.
Well, that … and the “Austin Powers” fan in me couldn’t resist the name of this tea!
And I think that The Tea Spot has done Austin Powers proud with this blend. It is rich and hearty. Malty and I detect hints of chocolate-y notes. Subtle spiced notes. Earthy with a hint of oak in the background. Energizing and delicious!
The Tea Spot does not mention which teas go into this blend, but if I were to offer a guess based upon my experience with tea, I’d guess that I’m tasting Nilgiri (and/or possibly Assam) and Yunnan, perhaps a Ceylon, and maybe a Keemun. I’m pretty sure of the Yunnan and am fairly sure of the Nilgiri. This definitely has the rich, malty notes from the Nilgiri and the deep, smooth flavor of the Yunnan.
It’s a very rewarding cup – one that is delicious served hot and straight with no additions, but would also take the additions of milk and honey (or sugar) well if that’s how you like to take your morning tea.
This tea lives up to its name – it is definitely Shagadelic!
Special Savings: Now through August 6th, you can save 15% on Shagadelic English Breakfast Tea from The Tea Spot! Use the code shagibtea in the coupon field at checkout for your special savings!
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!