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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
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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60 / 100
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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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65 / 100
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To be honest, I didn't personally care for this tea :/ I mean this tea was a great value considering each box contains a whopping 55 bags compared to twinning's 20, but the flavor just wasn't there for me. The taste was rather bitter, but not in a strong and robust way, but almost like pool water. like chlorine. I can ...

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90 / 100
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One of my favorite teas. Great in the morning. It has peaty, slightly smokey overtones, reminiscent of a good Scotch. Moderately priced if you're looking for something special and a little bit different from other breakfast teas. I drink it with a little milk but it's good just plain black as well.

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Scottish Breakfast Tea Bags

Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
31
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast

Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
81
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Blend

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast (Loose Leaf)

Brand:Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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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
81
3 Ratings
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Scottish Breakfast Tea Bags

Brand:Taylors of Harrogate
Style:Scottish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
31
3 Ratings

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