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Tchuggin' Okie

(191 reviews)
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Devonshire English Breakfast from Celestial Seasonings

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

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 seem 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, but ...

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Difflugia

(99 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

(191 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

(17 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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Alex

(45 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

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

25 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
May. 12th, 2018

It smells sort of like an English Breakfast blend, I guess. Sort of woody. Far from the most aromatic tea. It tastes like cardboard, very thin, and it's extremely astringent even when brewed for only 3 minutes. The only use for this I can think of is cold brewing it and adding lemonade. It's terrible on its own, and th...

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Infra

(6 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 11th, 2018

Like the tin says, it's definitely entirely comprised of nothing but Keemun, with the vegetal, almost barnyard-esque notes of the tea shining through. Probably why it's normally mixed in a typical English Breakfast. It does, however, smell delicious - like any good black tea, it's got that heady aroma of caffeine yet t...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(191 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Harney and Sons

Style: English Breakfast – Region: China

61 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 6th, 2018

Sniffing the dry bag resurrected memories of high-school wood shop. At first I didn't understand why, then I realized the modest aroma has a component much like freshly sanded walnut, or basswood. That's not an unpleasant odor, just not what I expect in a tea. Perhaps a carpenter can appreciate this product better t...

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English Breakfast Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

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

66 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 23rd, 2018

Pulled from a hotel breakfast stash (lower-case, not the tea brand), I brought a bag home to chug in my usual well water. Dry-bag and in-cup aroma were feeble, as has been my experience with most Bigelow teas (except Constant Comment, a major favorite). The brew got dark fairly quickly, tasting pleasant enough, rather...

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J. stahl

(1 review)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

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

75 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 31st, 2017

Compared to another tea at twice the price same brew time, same water amount and same cup style. Was hard to tell them apart. For the price and ease of purchase worth the money for an everyday cup.

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Ian Hemingway

(10 reviews)
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Awake English Breakfast Filterbag from Tazo Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 17th, 2017

Not a bad tea at all. I usually double bag it though since I like my tea strong and plentiful. I've had a lot of this as my old work used to stock it and I was never disappointed per se, but always wished it was a little better.

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English Breakfast (Loose) from Twinings

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

40 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Dec. 17th, 2017

Overpriced for what you get. I like the tin though. This is a utility tea; it'll wake you up without being unpleasant tasting.

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English Breakfast from DAVIDsTEA

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 17th, 2017

Good tea. This is what breakfast tea should taste like. A bit pricey, but not a deal breaker.

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English Breakfast Tea from Tetley Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

55 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 17th, 2017

This is my baseline tea. Very serviceable, at CAD$5 for 60 bags it's a good value.

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Alex Zorach

(1394 reviews)
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English Breakfast from The Tao of Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

72 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 22nd, 2017

This tea smelled fantastic, but it was disappointing when I actually brewed it. It also didn't seem to match the commercial description or my expectations for an English Breakfast blend.

The dry leaf has a fresh, light fruity aroma, smelling very sweet and bright. The fruitiness is more like fresh grapes than drie...

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Jean Thomason

(1 review)
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English Breakfast from Lipton Tea

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

95 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 15th, 2017

Really delicious tea!!! I am heartbroken that Lipton Tea has decided to discontinue English Breakfast tea...my favorite tea. Now I have to go and find a brand of English Breakfast tea that tastes just as good. Any ideas?

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Alex Zorach

(1394 reviews)
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English Breakfast - Ceylon OP from Passenger Coffee

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka

82 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 10th, 2017

Another tea I ordered at Copper Cup in Lancaster, PA.

Rich and malty, full-bodied, but not overly tannic, with just the right amount of body and fruit. Aroma of malt and dried fruit. I find Kandy tends to produce teas that have a classic British character, and this tea is no exception...it tended a little more tow...

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Plowboy

(19 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Mark T. Wendell

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 24th, 2017

I got a sample of this in my last order from MTW. It looks just like the photo on the web page, not CTC but not whole leaf either. Looks like it came from a teabag.

I brewed it 4 minutes using boiling water per instructions. It had a slightly muddy appearance. The main impression was astringency, that coated the ton...

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Tchuggin' Okie

(191 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Twinings

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

47 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 9th, 2017

The golden tag accompanying the bag says, "Over 300 years of experience." To adapt something an old professor of mine used to say: "Experience is only an advantage if you learn and improve. If you stay the same, you might as well have one year of experience repeated 300 times." Given the unimpressive character of t...

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Heather J.

(30 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Benner Tea Co

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

30 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 11th, 2017

This tea isn't super great, but it's definitely not the worst thing. The price is pretty good, $1.20 for a box of 20 bags. However, there are teas that are the same price but are much better quality.

The flavor was decent for the first couple of sips, it had a sort of floral taste. Quickly though, my mouth began to ...

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