Special English Breakfast

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Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Special English Breakfast

This tea's info last updated: May. 17, 2018

Commercial Description

...a strong blend of black teas from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya...

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A portion of the proceeds from this tea benefit the St. George's Society of New York.

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(9 reviews) on

I really like this tea. It doesn't overpower with a single flavor, indicative of a good blend.
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Reviewer pic85 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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 mesh strainers for it.

The scent of this tea is absolutely fantastic. It has one of the richest, maltiest aromas of any black tea I've ever had. It truly has a heady smell to it. The flavour is typical of any English Breakfast, but with a more astringent note to it, as well as definitely a fuller body and mouthfeel.

While the price is quite good for the amounts that you can get (4oz and 1lb), there's no in-between the two amounts (I typically like to get around 8oz of teas I like) so a little bit has been taken off for that.

Not many teas need milk, in my humble opinion, but the astringency is a bit much on this, so I'd recommend a small splash.
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