Tea: English Breakfast Black Tea

An English Breakfast from Rituals

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Style:English Breakfast
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Review of English Breakfast Black Tea

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Okay this is a first time tea review. My husband brought a couple of Rituals English Breakfast teabags home from a trip. I opened the first teabag and was pleasantly surprised--I had expected something pretty nasty. But I enjoyed it. Right now I am using the second teabag. Knowing that it's not available in stores makes me wish he'd brought more. Perhaps someone should contact the company and tell them we'd like this on store shelves. I am sure true connoisseurs would be more critical but as a lifelong tea drinker, I can say that I won't cringe if I come across this in the future. I will save my cringes for the next time I see a Keurig coffee maker with the stack of tea next to it... Ugh!

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on August 4th, 2017

Hello, and welcome to RateTea and thank you for your first review!

I find it really amusing, this Rituals tea has somewhat of a cult following...and I agree that the company is overlooking a businesss opportunity...they don't even have product info on it on their website.

I drink some pretty high-end tea regularly, and, for a basic tea bag, this stuff is not bad.

I really feel you on the Keurig too...I hate that stale-coffee flavor, it can really ruin an otherwise good cup of tea. Do get in touch if you have any questions about tea, or about the site. The contact form on this website goes right to my email! Unfortunately I can't help you get your hands on any more of this stuff, but I am full of other tea recommendations.

Scott wrote:
on May 27th, 2019

I'm a fan of Rituals teas, too. Highly recommend their Darjeeling.

There has been a discussion at US Foods' Facebook page, for a couple years, with several people asking if the tea will ever be available for retail purchase. So, the company is aware of its popularity, and the potential for a wider market, but, so far, they've not made it available to buy it for home use.

Also, I agree about Keurig and other single cup coffee brewers not being well suited for tea brewing. Tea needs to steep in the water, whereas coffee can be brewed just by running hot water through the grounds, which is what those machines do.

As far as the coffee residue interfering with the flavor of the tea, I've lessened this by running just water through the machine for a cup, or two, with no pod in place. It helps rinse things out, not perfectly, but better. Then, I just use the machine to put hot water in my cup with tea, to steep there, so I'm just using it as a hot water dispenser. I only do this when I don't have quick access to hot water through a better means, though, like a plain old kettle.

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