Review: KTeas English Breakfast

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Its OK"The cup was plenty strong and still held the malty notes. "
Erika’s Teaview: 6/10
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kteaslogoEnglish Breakfast is the second breakfast tea I’ve tried from KTeas.  I find that these blends are nice “go-to” teas and I tend to have many varieties stashed away in the cupboard.  This particular blend includes tea from Ceylon, Assam, Java, and Darjeeling, which makes it sound like an all-star cast for breakfast tea.

To prepare the first cup, I followed the brewing recommendations by using one heaping teaspoon in boiling water with a four-minute steep.  This resulted in a cup that, for me, wasn’t all that pleasant.  The flavors seemed to consist mostly of Assam, as the cup had a strong bite and malty presence.  Also, with the longer steep-time and with the heaping teaspoon, the brew was very astringent.

For my second cup I used a little less than one teaspoon of leaf with a three-minute steep.  I have found that for my particular tastes a three-minute steep is the way to go for black tea, and the second steep was much tastier than the first.  The cup was plenty strong and still held the malty notes. The flavors blended much better in this cup and the astringency was much lighter.  Although I usually don’t add cream or sweetener to tea, this one would hold both very well.  This tea works well for a morning pick-me-up, and for fans of breakfast tea, I would recommend giving this one a try.

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