Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Lu-Lin Teas
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.
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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.
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!