Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tattle Tea English Breakfast Blend

Tattle Tea English Breakfast Blend
I've always been a fan of English Breakfast Blend Tea, but until now I've never really found a good one. A few weeks back Tattle Tea sent me this, and a couple other, sample to review. I've always purchased tea in bags, but I'm pretty excited to try another loose tea in the ForLife infuser I reviewed a few days back.

Once the sample size canister is open there's a blooming aroma of black tea with a hint of clove spice that you can smell quite well at arms length.

After infusing 1-1/2 ounces tea for four minutes, the results is a liquid that's a cloudy, deep caramel color with bold aromas, it looks like weakly brewed coffee. The radiating aroma from the cup fills the room with notes of black tea plus a hint of cloves. If this English breakfast blend tastes as good as it smells, it should be fantastic.

The first sips are bold, yet crisp with a strong complex tea flavors. It's sweet and leaves my mouth watering for more. I do notice a slight spiciness in the sweet aftertaste tying it in to the aroma. As the tea cools, the spice fades and the tea has a slightly heavier mouthfeel. There's no bitterness or sourness in this sample like can be found in the past grocery store versions I've tried.

A blend of Chinese and Sri Lankan black teas, this English Breakfast Blend Black Tea would make an excellent substitute for someone wanting to replace their morning coffee.

Rated 9.6 out of 10 stars

I would like to thank Tattle Tea for providing this sample for review.