Review: Joy’s Teaspoon English Breakfast

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Thumbs up!"One the best breakfast teas that I have had the pleasure of trying. Highly recommended!"
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joysteaspoonenglishbreakfastThere are just some days where a strong cup of tea is needed. On those days, I will normally reach for an Irish Breakfast tea simply because I have found them to be a little stouter than an English Breakfast. However one of the reviewers here tried out this English Breakfast from Joy's Teaspoon and absolutely loved it. So I just had to give it a try.

My more then generous sample consisted of select Assam and Sumatra teas prepared in the CTC fashion. This will be the first time that I have tried out a Sumatra tea, in fact I was only aware that coffee came from there. One thing that I really love about reviewing is all the new things that I learn along the way. The dry aroma is rather malty as one would expect from an Assam.

I tend to brew up any tea that I will be adding cream and sugar too a cup at a time. So I set up a softly rounded teaspoon to boiling water and let it steep for 5 minutes. I was slightly worried about the length of time recommended since I have found with most CTC teas need a shorter steeping time or they turn bitter. The liquor resulting was a darker reddish brown with the expected malty aroma.

Since the website recommended that I drink this tea with cream and sugar, that is how I prepared my sample mug. This was no hardship to me as this is how I will usually drink a breakfast tea. My first thought when I tasted the tea was that I didn't need to worry about it turning bitter. What a wonderful breakfast tea! Stout enough to stand up the additions with no bitterness to be found. This would be the perfect tea to wake up to or when you need that pick-me-up early in the day.

This is a tea that I will be picking up for my personal stash as this is one of my best breakfast teas that I have ran across. Kudos to Joy's Teaspoon on this addition to their lineup.

— To purchase Joy’s Teaspoon 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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