Review: Culinary Teas Scottish Breakfast Tea

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Thumbs up!"Bold and hearty; however while the aroma seemed bright and complex, the flavor falls a little flat."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
Other Teaviews: Shaiha gave it 7.5/10, Lynn gave it 5/10, Jamie gave it 7.5/10
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Culinary tea's Scottish Breakfast consists of four very sturdy black tea leaves (Assam, Keemun, Nilgiri, and Fujian), so you know you are getting a strong cuppa with this blend. The dry blend consists of mostly small leaves and it's just about impossible to distinguish the leaves of different origins. The dry leaves do have some nice aromatic notes to them, with caramel, raisins, and malty notes leading the way. I infused one teaspoon of leaves per cup using boiling water and a three minute infusion. The liquid is a bright coppery color, perhaps most indiciative of the Keemun leaves in the blend.
The flavor of this tea is bold and hearty, making it aptly named and designed as a breakfast blend. When I consider the depth of the aroma to the depth of the flavor, I am, however, just a little disappointed. While the aroma seemed bright and complex, the flavor falls a little flat. The flavor is primarily malty in nature, with cocoa-like notes also present, but it is a bit heavy and not as brisk and complex as I had hoped for. Still, this does make for a very good breakfast blend when a strong brew is needed to get you going in the morning. As a heartier tea, it does take milk and sugar well, although I found myself enjoying it straight up without wanting to add anything else to it. This is one of those teas that I wouldn't necessarily suggest be your reason for making a purchase from Culinary Teas, but instead is one of those teas that, due to its sturdy flavor and good pricing, would suggest adding into an already-in-progress shoppinc cart from this vendor.

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