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

ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA

122 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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4.8 Based on 122 Reviews
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AL
01/04/2021
Ananya L.
United States United States
Just ok: does the job

Very good quality but too strong to be enjoyable as a beverage beyond that morning wake up. I don’t mind it; but I won’t be buying it again. Tastes dense, a little lighter and it could’ve been magical

WW
01/03/2021
Wendy W.
United States United States
Best Cuppa

I can’t decide in the morning whether to have Portland Breakfast or British Brunch. Either way, I know I’m going to have an amazing black tea! Treat yourself. You’re worth it!

KK
01/03/2021
Kenneth K.
United States United States
Wake up with British Brunch

British Brunch is a bracing and eye-opening tea which I particularly like drinking in the early morning before work.

GK
12/25/2020
George K.
United States United States
British Brunch

British Brunch is my favorite black tea. Enjoy the blends of tea is this variety. I used to only drink English Breakfast, but now enjoy this favor even more.

SP
12/20/2020
Sharon P.
United States United States
Brunch Tea

Perfectly balanced. Love it!

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 five minutes. Adopt a peaceful sense of command over all that you survey.

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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.