British Brunch
British Brunch
British Brunch
British Brunch
British Brunch
British Brunch
British Brunch
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British Brunch

ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA

213 reviews

A rich blend of full-bodied Indian Assam teas paired with succulent Ceylon Dimbula and a touch of smoky Keemun from Anhui Province in China. The perfect breakfast tea. But sophisticated and delicious any time of day as well.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, honey, mineral


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JD
07/11/2021
Jennifer D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
British Brunch

For myself, Black tea is what coffee is to other people. I have been so pleased with my purchases from your company. Clean flavor, does not have that aftertaste you get with lower quality teas. I can seep it for 5 minutes and it does not taste as if the tannins have overtaken the other properties of the mix.

MJ
10/18/2021
Mary J.
United States United States
I recommend this product
British Brunch is our favorite tea

My husband and I love British Brunch. We first tasted it at a favorite restaurant where we go for breakfast on a week-end. I introduced a friend/fellow tea lover to it, and she is now hooked also.

BD
10/10/2021
Brien D.
United States United States
I love this tea.

My favorite tea. Smooth and delicious!

CC
10/10/2021
Carolyn C.
United States United States
I recommend this product
#55 Lord Bergamot

I enjoy Lord Bergamot every afternoon as a way to relax and move away from my work for just awhile. If I have a biscotti handy, that is even more pleasant. Then I can resume my duties with a much more positive attitude!

S
10/01/2021
Scott
United States United States
I recommend this product
Strangely Blah...

I am a super Smith Tea Fan and always have several different packs of loose tea from them in my pantry at any time. I tried British Brunch and found it to be strangely devoid of much flavor. It is not "bad" but did not seem to have any distinctive flavor notes and I experienced it as just a warm liquid. Not sure why that is, but my wife agrees. We are using it up by mixing it with some Lord Bergamot. We will be going back to Portland Breakfast for our regular breakfast tea which we truly love. Favorites are Portland Breakfast, Assam, Lord Bergamot, and Masala Chai

Ingredients

Second flush Indian Assam, Ceylon Dimbula, and Keemun full leaf teas from China.

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Number of tea gardens visited in Assam. Also a good age to begin voting for tea over coffee.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 1 sachet or 1 rounded tsp (3 g) loose leaf for five minutes. Adopt a peaceful sense of command over all that you survey.

  • Select an Ingredient:
  • assam
  • ceylon dimbula
  • keemun

Assam

Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Keemun

Chinese Black Tea

Keemun tea is grown in the mountainous region of Eastern China called Anhui Province. There are many grades of Keemun, with Hao Ya being one of the best. Keemun Hao Ya has a very thin, wiry and tightly twisted leaf that is black with grey hues. This brings a unique, slightly smoky flavor and aroma that reminds us of camping on the Oregon coast. A great self drinking tea, tasty neat or with milk and sugar.

Qimen County

Qimen County is located in western Huang Shan Shi Prefecture in southern Anhui Province of China, and is famous for making one of the world's best black teas—Keemun. The county is still very rural compared to other parts of China, so it's the perfect place to slow down, kick up your feet and drink some fantastic tea. Harvest times are in the Spring and Summer.