English Breakfast

5
Percentile
4 ratings
Picture of English Breakfast
Brand:Revolution Tea
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:English Breakfast

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Revolution Tea's English Breakfast is made from the finest quality Ceylon and Assam black teas available. Enjoy this hearty, robust tea that stays true to the exacting standards of the popular original. This tea is truly a great way to start your day.

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The next entry from a Revolution variety pack delivered one of the strangest experiences I've had with a tea. Sniffing the dry bag (pyramid sachet) rendered an unmistakably familiar aroma that took me many tries to recall its specific origin. "Sniff, sniff, sniff...I know this...sniff, sniff, sniff...where have I smelled this before?" On and on, this maddening exercise proceeded for several minutes.

Then it hit. The dry bag smells like the inside of a Pier 1 Imports store! Say what? I kept sniffing a little longer to make sure I wasn't hallucinating or "smelling things". I haven't been inside one of those stores in a couple years, but readers who have will know exactly what I'm typing about. It's that odd but somewhat pleasant scent arising from a blend of finished and unfinished wood (always including cedar), decorative dried plant material, and a collective of all the scented candles, incense items, potpourris, and whatever they use to clean the store and polish its floors. The composite of all that comes out in this dry aroma. Given how much stuff emits scent molecules in such a store, I could argue that this is the most complex tea aroma in existence. :-) If forced to pick the most dominant component, I'd say cedar.

Curiously, I hardly could get anything but straight-tea smell in-cup. The flavor itself was smooth, rather sweet for an English breakfast tea, hardly bitter at all, a little malty (Assam component), and pleasant to drink, albeit not particularly strong, even after swirling the bag around and squeezing it out in-cup. This probably wouldn't resteep well, for those who try. But it was a pleasant, easy drink—nothing I'd make effort to buy for home use at its somewhat high price, but a tea I'd gratefully accept if offered or served.

So what of that Pier 1 smell? It came back a bit in the finish of the sip, aftertaste, and wet-bag aroma, but nowhere nearly as obviously as in the dry bag. Weird!
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(45 reviews) on

I got a cup of this at a gas station, surprisingly. I think it's better than the average English Breakfast, though I'm comparing it to the common bagged English Breakfast blends like Twinings because I have never bought it loose leaf. It mostly tasted like Assam to me, with the hint of a bright honey flavor being the only thing reminding me that there was Ceylon in it. Otherwise, it had the flavors I typically taste in Assam: malt, raisins, and a light almost caramel-esque sweetness. It's nothing special, and I'd never buy a box of this tea when there's better tea at that price, but it's better than I'd expect tea at a gas station to be.
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Reviewer pic55 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I am one of those people to whom this type of tea always tastes faintly like soap. This one, however, pleasantly surprised me. It wouldn't be one of my favorite teas, but I found it far more palatable than other brands. Revolution is one of my favorite tea companies. Even the teas I don't particularly care for seem to come out well.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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Moderate strength, relatively full-bodied, but considerably less bitter than typical for an English breakfast.

I think I prefer the green and white teas from Revolution tea, but this one was not bad.

Pricey though, for the quality. Revolution's other teas, in my opinion, deliver something more unique whereas this is more a typical English Breakfast which, perhaps is a bit smoother, but that's not enough to justify the price to me.
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