Awake English Breakfast Full Leaf

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Sachet

This tea's info last updated: Aug. 1, 2017

Commercial Description

A breakfast-style black tea of malty boldness & bright flavor, invigorating any time of day.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(177 reviews) on

Wow does this have caffeine in it or what? Dark and Black - brews up quickly and easy to find everywhere that carries Starbbucks. I usually opt another Tazo blend to this - but if it was this or Lipton? I'd take Awake for sure. Very strong black tea.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Of all the teas I've sampled from Tazo in both the old tea bags, and the new full leaf sachets, this is the one that I think improved the least.

I thought the old tea was already pretty complex, above average for a tea bag, but I think this one is below average for a whole leaf sachet.

Aroma is mostly malty, typical for an English Breakfast, flavor is more sour than bitter, and there's quite a bit of astringency. Robust and full-bodied.

The one thing I really notice though is how they stuff an insane amount of leaf into the sachet! Seriously, this is like about twice as much leaf as I use for brewing a regular cup of tea, and it's considerably more than I've seen in some of the other Tazo teas, like the China green tips I recently reviewed.

The result is that this bag produces a very strong brew. I'm not convinced that the tea itself is particularly strong, that they just created the strength of the brew by using more leaf than normal. I dissected the bag and looked at the leaf, and it doesn't contain much tip (contrast with the China green tips, which actually DOES contain more tip, as the name suggests).

I recommend making a single brief steeping, only a minute, because this tea is so strong, and then following it up by brewing a second cup.

This is perfectly drinkable. Is it better than something like PG Tips? I don't really think so. Contrast with some of Tazo's other offerings, which I would say really are better.
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