In Tea Reviews I will give you a few details of the tea, an overall rating, and some thoughts. If you see something you like, I encourage you to go and try the tea yourself! I'll often try and let you know where you can buy it or provide a link.
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Initial thoughts: I might find it hard to play the impartial tea reviewer with this one because I have been drinking English Breakfast for as long as I can remember. This is such a comforting tea for me, especially with sugar and milk.
Taste: English Breakfast has often been described as having a strong flavour, but this isn't over-assertive (provided you don't steep for too long). The flavour is a little astringent, but comforting. When served with milk and sugar, it tastes almost caramel-like to me.
Colour: A deep caramel.
Recommendations and thoughts: As this is a black tea it doesn't require the finicky water temperature that green teas do - 100 degrees Celsius is perfect. You can drink this black, with sugar, with milk - whatever suits your tastes. It can stand to be brewed for a few minutes, but unless you love extremely strong teas, I recommend not leaving it for too long. This tea is great with breakfast (as indicated by the name), but also in the afternoon as a pick-me-up.
Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 cups. I find this tea to be such a comfort to me because of my past experiences, but I find it can be a bit overwhelming at certain times. A great tea nonetheless.
Price: Depending on the brand, you can find this tea just about anywhere. Twinings is a great company to go for, as is T2, but go for what tastes good to you. I personally prefer the loose leaf tea (how critical of me..) but tea bags are great too. You can usually get a small box of tea bags from your local supermarket for a few dollars.