|"It's not the best CTC or breakfast tea I've had, but it's overall a good tea for a great price."|
Which means I steep it at 212° for only three minutes. If you're planning on drinking this straight, I wouldn't brave much longer than that because at this point, it's already quite bracing. It's not overly harsh, but it would take well to milk and sweetener to mellow out the astringency.
It's a solid CTC tea and a pretty good Irish Breakfast blend. It's got a nice citrusy tartness and a subtle maltiness. I enjoy the fruitiness and the lingering bitter finish. The heavy body and rich flavour make for a nice wake-up blend. It's not the best CTC or breakfast tea I've had, but it's overall a good tea for a great price. It'd buy it as an early-morning tea or for days I don't want to think about what I'm making.
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