English Breakfast

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of English Breakfast
Brand:Lipton Tea
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 27, 2018

Commercial Description

Tea leaves of the best quality to create a traditional tea with a full flavour.

RateTea Notes

Discontinued, along with most of Lipton's pyramid sachets; the company launched an English Breakfast blend in flat teabags, however, called Daring English Breakfast.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic54 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I bring news! Whether it's good news or not is up to the reader. This tea, as a brand with the same name, is not retired after all, as of Feb. 2020. Instead, it has found its way to the food-service division of Unilever, Lipton's corporate overlord. I'll upload a photo of its newest packaging separately. I was able to procure a couple bags at a cafeteria a few days ago: one to chug there, one to take home for review here. Listed as the ingredients: orange pekoe and pekoe-cut black, which don't seem different than their flagship tea. Higher grade, perhaps?

Lipton English Breakfast now is decidedly not "large leaf" as the original photo indicates; its leaves are very finely ground in a two-sided, bleached-paper tea bag. This helps the liquid to grow fairly dark, quickly. The dry-bag aroma isn't bad, but isn't very strong, and reminded me a great deal of the basic Lipton Black Tea. The flavor was a slight upgrade over their basic black tea, but not by a lot. I struggled to associate this taste-wise with other English Breakfast teas I've had. It was a little fuller and richer than Lipton Black Tea, with somewhat fruity background when sweetened, but still rather bland and flat, for the most part...and also, a bit too bitter. All in all, it's a better option than straight Lipton, if you have a choice, but still well below some other common hotel/restaurant black teas that are major brands here, such as Bigelow, Farmer Brothers and Tazo.

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Reviewer pic95 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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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