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Breakfast Blend No. 1 from Lu-Lin Teas

March3

breakfast_blend_no1Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Lu-Lin Teas

Tea Description:

Our unique Breakfast Tea that has been blended to LuLin Teas high standards. It has the characteristic strong taste from a breakfast tea that is not too overwhelming and tastes great with milk.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This Breakfast Blend No. 1 from Lu-Lin Teas is a perfect example of what a Breakfast Blend should be!  It is rich and full-flavored.  It is robust and yet brisk and bright.  It tastes great served straight … but would also take the additions of milk and/or honey quite well.  (Or, if you prefer, a thin slice of lemon!)

The aroma of the dry leaf is earthy and sweet, with hints of leather and a very subtle note of fruit in the distance. The fragrance of the brewed tea has much of the same qualities, although I notice that the sweetness takes on a caramel-y sort of scent.

The flavor is bold yet it has an uplifting briskness to it.  It’s very invigorating without tasting too heavy.  It is sweet with subtle notes of malt that meld nicely with the caramel undertone.  The flavor is rich and has a sort of “bake-y” quality that is reminiscent of freshly baked bread.  I notice a great deal of complexity within this “baked bread” kind of flavor … I notice a roasted kind of flavor that gives off an almost “smoky” kind of essence.  It is faint, but it’s there … I also notice earthy notes.

By mid-cup, I start to notice a fruity taste start to develop.  It is somewhat citrus-y, and I pick up on this flavor toward the finish and it lingers into the aftertaste.

This is a very pleasant Breakfast Blend!  I really enjoyed it.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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