I have a few personal connections to Canada! My Great Grandfather was born in Canada and I was born and raised in Western New York which is just a hop/skip from the border. I still have my Buffaloian Accent that I can’t shake and many people ask if I am Canadian. That makes me SMILE. I have always LOVED Canada! So today I’m featuring Canadian Breakfast from Blue Hour Tea!
Canadian Breakfast from Blue Hour Tea is their own take on English Breakfast Tea. It’s a blend of black teas from India, China, and Sri Lanka. They add a few Calendula flowers for color, too!
I found Canadian Breakfast from Blue Hour Tea to be of a well-rounded, medium-strength black tea that made for easy sipping while tasting great! There were faint sweet specks of flavoring trying to hide as well. I REALLY REALLY like this tea for anytime of day! Canadian Breakfast from Blue Hour Tea receives two YUMS up from me!
Keep an eye out! We will be having a Blue Hour Tea Giveaway Posted Later This Week!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Blue Hour Tea
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.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Williamson Tea
Our take on the classic English Breakfast. Kenyan Earth is named after the coppery red soils that symbolize Kenya and this bright, brisk cup of tea. Grown on the high altitude slopes of Kapchorua and picked in the early morning sunshine our Kenyan Earth is an awakening, full bodied liquor that stimulates the body and mind.
Learn more about this tea here.
Before you read my review. You have to take a look at the tea tin this tea comes in. That tin is gorgeous! Makes me want to place several orders for the tins alone. Not sure what I would do with them but who cares, they are stunning 🙂
Ok, the tea geek out is over and we can move on to the tea itself. Ha!
Williamson Tea is a tea I’ve never tried before. I’ve see and heard other reviews and pictures of their tea before but I just haven’t ever ordered from them. I have a feeling that is soon to change.
This particular Snowflake Kenyan Earth tea that I tried was tea bagged form and I have to say, you could see some pretty huge tea leaves hanging out in each tea pyramid. The tea itself has a nice sweetened aroma which I found a little difference since this is supposed to be a breakfast tea. Typically those tend to be a bit more malty and astringent.
Brewed this up with water freshly boiled and allowed the tea to sit a tad too long, totally my bad, multi-tasking failed me! But after what I’m guessing was about a 7 minute steep, I took my first sip.
For being a tea that I oversteeped, you really couldn’t tell at all! This tea was delicious at all fronts. Malty and rich with a slightly earth flavor here and there. This is the kind of tea that kicks your taste buds into gear! So rich and indulging. The tea was on the point of asking for a touch of cream or milk to really drink it proper. Towards the end while it cooled and became astringent (drink this one up hot if you don’t like astringent teas), there seemed to be a need for sweetening but wow. What a lovely tea to really give me a change of pace from the flavored teas I have been drinking. I’m not sure where that sweetness was coming from when I first checked the tea out but I have to say, this cuppa was just fantastic.
This is the kind of tea you want to greet you first thing in the morning!