Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The brewed tea has a strong and intense flavor that is certainly appropriate for a breakfast tea, but the tea also bears a harsh bitterness that, for me, spoiled the tea.
I have sampled a pretty extensive array of KTeas’ products, and on the whole I have been really pleased with the quality and variety of their teas. This morning, I dipped into my sample of their English Breakfast. This tea is a blend of Ceylon, Assam, Java and Darjeeling leaves. For the most part, these leaves are broken, smallish pieces, perhaps not quite at the level of tea dust and fannings, but certainly not of large leaf size. Because of the small leaf size, I infused my leaves in boiling water for only two minutes. The brewed tea has a strong and intense flavor that is certainly appropriate for a breakfast tea, but the tea also bears a harsh bitterness that, for me, spoiled the tea. The Darjeeling was particularly noticeable, especially in the astringent aspect. This tea needed sugar and/or milk, but because I had prepared this tea at home and took it on the road with me in my travel mug, I was unable to give it any much-needed adjustments that would probably have made it more palatable. I noticed that this tea left a strong flavor in my mouth, much the way coffee lingers long after being consumed. I personally wasn’t a huge fan of this aftertaste, or of this tea in general, but I think that those that like a really robust brew would like this tea. I particularly see this tea being appreciated by coffee drinkers and also by tea drinkers that usually take their tea with plenty of milk and sugar. It’s also worth noting that at the time of my writing this review, fellow Teaviews reviewer Jamie has reviewed this tea and had a very different opinion than me. I would encourage anyone interested in this tea to review both of our reviews. Once my tea supply dwindles, I intend to purchase some tea from KTeas, but their English Breakfast will not me on my purchase list.
— To purchase KTeas English Breakfast, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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