Bond Street English Breakfast Blend

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:English Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Bond Street English Breakfast Blend

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 3, 2017

Commercial Description

A hearty blend of Ceylon and Assam teas, developed by a famous London company. Rich and flavorful even with extra milk.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 3 min.

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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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A classic, prototypical English Breakfast tea of average quality. Goes well with milk and probably better suited to people who (unlike me) drink their tea with milk.

A CTC (broken, mechanically-processed) tea; the dry leaf isn't terribly aromatic, but has a pleasant slightly malty aroma.

Produces a very dark cup that is very strong. Classic British Character. Although this is a very potent cup, there is something slightly restrained or subdued about it. Boldly bitter, but tastes as if the corners of the tea have been ever-so-slightly rounded. Slightly peppery finish.

Aromas of malt and spice. Flavor is also significantly sour and savory. There's more harshness, particularly more astringency than I'd like. I tried steeping less time, only 1 minute, out of curiosity, and this yielded a smoother cup, but the aroma was weaker and the tea was a bit boring.

I don't normally drink tea with milk, but I felt like I had to try this with milk, as it seemed like the type of tea that would taste perfect this way--and I was right. The harshness is slightly muted but both the malty and spicy aromas shine through, and the result is pleasant and still strong.

I tried resteeping, but the results were poor; this tea is truly a one-hit wonder.

Not unpleasant to drink, but I wouldn't buy this one. Ahmad Tea sells loose-leaf black teas that are cheaper, and that I like better, and Upton has a myriad of offerings I'd prefer, in a similar price range.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A very robust blend with deep flavor and light aroma. Not a full leaf blend, but rather fine chop makes this brew quick. Longer steep brings a bitterness that is unpleasant, so just 3 minutes is recommended.

Dark and brisk - just what an English Breakfast Blend should be.
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