TB05: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend

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4 ratings
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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:TB05: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend

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

Commercial Description

For this blend, we paired a hearty Assam with a smooth and flavorful Yunnan, for a cup that is highly enjoyable. The invigorating liquor has a full mouth feel, subtle spicy notes, and a lingering aftertaste. While milk is recommended, it is enjoyable plain.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 5 min.

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Reviewer pic75 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(62 reviews) on

I usually enjoy Upton's British style tea blends and this is no exception. The mix of malty Assam with a lightly smoky Yunnan makes a super all-around tea. It is good with milk, or in a masala chai, and lemon and sugar, while eccentric, also works.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Another outstanding and powerful black tea blend from Upton. This was also one of my all-time favorite blends from Upton.

The dry leaf of this blend, which consists of quite large pieces of leaf, has a strong and wonderful aroma, lightly smoky, spicy, and fruity, with floral hints, suggesting rose.

Flavor is brisk. The cup is full-bodied, and more on the edgy and sharp side. Very refreshing; the bitterness and astringency seems just right. The aroma is pleasingly complex as I drink it. All the notes I noticed in the dry leaf are present: fruity, malty, woody, smoky, and spicy, and with a hint of rose.

Resteeps fairly well, although the second cup lacks some of the briskness of the first, and is less aromatically complex.

Also, tastes much better when hot, although I found that unlike some Yunnan and Assam teas, this tea has a crispness that made it equally enjoyable in warmer weather.

Price is good, especially for an orthodox blend of this quality.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(64 reviews) on

In my opinion how can you go wrong blending the best teas? Yunnan with Assam!! Excellent.
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Reviewer pic97 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Oh, this is wonderful tea. It's got the maltiness of the Assam but has that slight peppery aftertaste from the Yunnan... I'm starting to think Upton does the best breakfast blends in the business.
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