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Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 

About Scottish Breakfast

Dark black-brown loose-leaf tea, mostly whole leavesLoose-Leaf Scottish Breakfast Black Tea from Murchie's, Photo © Alex Zorach, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Scottish Breakfast is a style of breakfast black tea. Like English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast, this tea is usually a blend of black teas from different regions, and is defined by its character, not by the particular teas used in the blend.

Scottish Breakfast tends to be strong, full-bodied, and bold in flavor, usually stronger than English Breakfast. More so than English and Irish breakfast teas, it often has smokiness and/or a suggestion of wood in the aroma, although the degree of smokiness is highly variable, and sometimes completely absent. Some blends achieve such character by blending Lapsang souchong with other black teas. Other teas commonly used in Scottish Breakfast include Assam, teas from Kenya, and Ceylon.

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Scottish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Scottish Breakfast – Region: Blend
Mar. 19th, 2019

My favorite breakfast tea. Less earthy than Adagio's English Breakfast tea, and smoother. Sadly, a little bit costly.

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85 / 100
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A very malty tea that is just right with milk. Very enjoyable and nicely priced.

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84 / 100
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Scottish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Scottish Breakfast – Region: Blend
Aug. 26th, 2018

This is a solid breakfast tea. I’m often not into plain black teas — especially of the “breakfast” variety. They often come off as too bitter or astringent. This tea, however, is smooth with a nice complexity. I like it a bit more than Adagio’s Irish breakfast. As of this review, I’ve never tried their Engl...

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85 / 100
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This tea is very good for a typical black tea. At around 20 cents per cup, it is a pretty decent value. It is very thick bodied and strong and it's a great tea to start my morning off with! It is also really interesting because, although its very similar to an english breakfast tea, it's slightly smokier and has a grea...

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The aroma of this was unique. It was much smoother than other black teas I've tried (including English and Irish Breakfast teas). The flavor was pretty good, though it really seems to want for milk, cream, or non-dairy milk, as it seemed to be missing something to drink it alone. There was only a bit of bitterness and ...

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Scottish Breakfast

Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Tea Bags

Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
10
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Blend

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
81
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Leaf Tea

Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Scottish Breakfast

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Scottish Breakfast

Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Blend

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
81
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Tea Bags

Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
10
3 Ratings

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