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Brytta Sóþword

(321 reviews)
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English Breakfast Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

73 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 8th, 2020

Not bad, considering this is a teabag. It tastes like a basic but not bitter black tea, and I do notice some raisin-like notes as well. It’d be a good at-work tea.

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Difflugia

(150 reviews)
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English Breakfast Tea Bags from Taylors of Harrogate

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

72 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 4th, 2020

Each bag contains 2.5g of what looks like ground up CTC pellets. There's very little scent from the dry tea. It smells faintly woody, like a new newspaper.

This tea brews up dark. Before I've finished pouring the water, the tea is already darker than most black teas end up. By the time brewing's done, it's a deep br...

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Peter

(8 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 2nd, 2020

Classic English Breakfast tea but I expected more from Twinings here. You aren't hit by this tea (like by Typhoo). I like a bit of a stronger note in taste. This one is unspectacular. I really tried to find something special in this tea but didn't find anything.

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English Breakfast (Teabags) from Ahmad Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 2nd, 2020

A classic English breakfast tea. Not too strong, nothing extraordinary, no tea to disagree with. But no tea to get hooked on!

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Difflugia

(150 reviews)
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Decaffeinated Breakfast Tea Bags from Taylors of Harrogate

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

51 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 2nd, 2020

Dry, this tea smells like a Lipton teabag, which is potentially promising. I've yet to find a decaffeinated black tea that actually tastes like tea.

After adding water, a hint of earthiness comes through. The dominant aroma is the same wet paper smell that I now realize is a hallmark of decaffeinated black tea. The ...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(272 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Lipton Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

54 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 11th, 2020

I bring news! Whether it's good news or not is up to the reader. This tea, as a brand with the same name, is not retired after all, as of Feb. 2020. Instead, it has found its way to the food-service division of Unilever, Lipton's corporate overlord. I'll upload a photo of its newest packaging separately. I was abl...

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Mr Bamsen

(84 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

65 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 30th, 2019

Cup at home. Pours nearly clear light copper brown with no sediment. Clear but mild aroma of black tea, with very mild hints of caramel. Smooth but bitter flavour of black tea, ending on a dryish note. This is my staple black tea, which I drink several times a day when I don't have the time to enjoy more sophisticated ...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(272 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Revolution Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 2nd, 2019

The next entry from a Revolution variety pack delivered one of the strangest experiences I've had with a tea. Sniffing the dry bag (pyramid sachet) rendered an unmistakably familiar aroma that took me many tries to recall its specific origin. "Sniff, sniff, sniff...I know this...sniff, sniff, sniff...where have I sme...

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English Breakfast Tea Bags from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

64 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 14th, 2019

This arrived as a member of a sampler pack that I ordered, to try some Murchie's offerings not yet chugged.

While pleasant and reasonably robust, it still is probably the mildest black tea I've tried (loose or bagged) from Murchie's, which says more about the strength of their other teas than any glaring deficienc...

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Derick

(9 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: China

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 4th, 2019

This is an excellent breakfast tea. I find a bit of sugar and milk really brings out the mellowness.

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Special English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 4th, 2019

I really like this tea. It doesn't overpower with a single flavor, indicative of a good blend.

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Michael W

(5 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Stash Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

56 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 24th, 2019

The most notable aspect of the flavor is that it's tannic, although not overly so. Still, it lacks much else to recommend it. I'd rather it had a bit more citrus to balance it, but there's just not a lot to it.

This strikes me as a tea perhaps intended for coffee drinkers looking to switch it up. It's also mild en...

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English Breakfast (Black Tea Signature Collection) from Wissotzky

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

55 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 21st, 2019

This has a pleasant, earthy aroma that fades too quickly once you drink it. I was let down by the fairly bland taste. It's labeled as a blend of Ceylon and Indian teas; the Ceylon taste comes through the strongest and there isn't much to it past that.

It's acceptable with some additions, but I doubt I'd get it agai...

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Derick

(9 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Anhui, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 19th, 2019

A bit earthy for my taste. I prefer a lighter breakfast tea, but this is still well worth the brew, especially with milk and sugar.

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Tchuggin' Okie

(272 reviews)
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Awake English Breakfast Filterbag from Tazo Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

68 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 10th, 2019

After bringing this breakfast tea home from a conference, I tried it at dinnertime while eating a tub of cottage cheese. The tea brewed up very dark, quickly, such that a spoon disappeared from view below about the top two inches of liquid. This wasn't too surprising, considering how finely chopped the dry-bag leaves...

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Devonshire English Breakfast Black Tea from Celestial Seasonings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

76 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 20th, 2019

"Devonshire" has one of the most full-bodied dry-bag aromas I've gotten from a breakfast tea, and unusually, it nearly matches the flavor for intensity. I detected virtually no difference between dry-bag scent, in-cup scent, and taste, the latter likewise being straightforwardly well-constructed within a nice, dark br...

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English Breakfast from Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea Co

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Nilgiri, India

64 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 15th, 2019

For a simple tea, this has to have the most convoluted backstory for any I've tried. First, the tea itself: it had remarkably weak dry-bag and wet-bag aromas for what seemed to be a high-quality, single-estate tea, though in-cup, the smell was richer and fairly basic. The flavor wasn't particularly strong or bold, bu...

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Difflugia

(150 reviews)
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Steep English Breakfast Fair Trade Certified Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 10th, 2019

Without beating around the bush, this is a really good Sri Lankan/Ceylon tea. This seems to be one of the few brands of bagged tea that selected Sri Lankan tea for its flavors rather than for simply being "mild". This tea is remarkably similar in flavor to Ahmad and Alwazah branded Ceylon teas that are available from M...

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Heather J.

(30 reviews)
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Organic English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: China

69 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 29th, 2018

For an English breakfast tea I think this one is pretty good! I’m picky about black teas in general because I don’t like when they are too astringent or bitter. This tea isn’t too astringent at all though! However it was a little bitter, but overall it tasted pretty decent. The aroma is good and mild and smells l...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(272 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Chado High Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

52 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 9th, 2018

For a food-service tea, this seemed slightly above average...I've had worse, but wouldn't seek it out for home consumption. This is one that, if you spot it in a motel or (as I did) receive it as "hot tea" in a breakfast cafe off I-70 in Kansas, can be consumed safely and without obvious problems. I realize that's no...

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast Decaffeinated from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

56 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 18th, 2018

Like the others who reviewed this, I was surprised that it tastes nothing like the regular Twinings English Breakfast. I remember that tasting more woody and malty, with a bit of the usual Assam dried fruit note. This has some slightly tangy tropical fruit notes that make me think of Keemun, but it also has this weird ...

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English Breakfast from Revolution Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 5th, 2018

I got a cup of this at a gas station, surprisingly. I think it's better than the average English Breakfast, though I'm comparing it to the common bagged English Breakfast blends like Twinings because I have never bought it loose leaf. It mostly tasted like Assam to me, with the hint of a bright honey flavor being the o...

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Lurloo Lokkintoo

(22 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 29th, 2018

I like this tea! It's so good with a good helpin' of milk!! A good ole helpin'!!! And a little sugar. Tasty breakfast. Provided you're eating food with your breakfast. Overall, I'd say it's a distinctive black tea. Probably one of the most likeable tea's I can think of!

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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: ?????

55 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 7th, 2018

This was my introduction to black tea, so it was interesting to try it again recently. It has that specific malty, woody aroma that makes me think "English Breakfast". The flavor is rather bland compared to everything I've been drinking lately, but I did notice a mild dried fruit note that I never picked up when I used...

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Infra

(6 reviews)
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Special English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

85 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
May. 16th, 2018

I find this to be a bit of a fascinating tea. Unlike H&S's other English Breakfast offerings (that I'm aware of), it's not a full-leaf tea. Instead, it comes in what looks to be small granule-like pieces. Unlike fannings, these look to be deliberately ground, and it is surely ground finely - I wouldn't suggest using me...

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