Being Canadian, I was excited to try this tea! I wanted to know what ‘Canadian Breakfast’ blend would taste like.
The dry blend smelled sweet and nutty – a good start in my books! I was surprised when the wet leaves smelled mildly earthy. The golden yellow liquor was very smooth, with roasted notes and mild astringency.
Personally, if I were to steep this again, I would let it steep for 4 minutes rather than the 5-minute max. recommendation. That may tone down some of the astringency.
I admit, I always think of maple syrup as one of the foods that are quintessential to Canadian culture, so I was hoping for a sweeter tea. That being said, the tea lived up to the ‘breakfast’ part of its name and would be great at breakfast – a burst of boldness to wake you up in the morning!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Blue Hour
This is our take on the classic English Breakfast tea. Canadian Breakfast is a delicious and full bodied blend of Indian, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Chinese black teas with a few Calendula flowers for colour. This breakfast blend has a balanced flavour and is excellent with milk but is also enjoyable without any additions. It makes a great tea for breakfast and also works well when paired with scones and finger sandwiches.