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 pic65 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
(91 reviews) on

Here is a middle of the road English breakfast offering from Upton. It is pretty smooth, with some malty notes and tannins. It is not too heavy, nor too light. The aroma is woody and a little cardboard-like. This is meant to be served with milk, and that works nicely. I tried it with lemon also, but that brings out more of the bitterness and the flavors clash a little. I did not get excited over this, but it is perfectly drinkable and very reasonably priced.
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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
(66 reviews) on

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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