We just love these loose leaf teas from local company, Tealicious. They've been expertly blended by their resident Tea Expert and we can honestly say they're the best teas we've tasted!
This Breakfast Blend is a good strong brew for breakfast time. Many versions of English Breakfast Tea exist and vary significantly in quality. The term was first used in 1843 by a tea blender in New York, who created his blend from various Chinese teas. Later, as tea growing spread to Assam in Northern India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon), blends were produced from these two origins. Today, the term 'English Breakfast' could be a blend of teas from anywhere in the world and as a result, could be of inferior or superior quality.
This is why Tealicious have chosen to create their Breakfast Blend, which returns to the more modern tradition of taking the tea with breakfast and is based on a thick, malty Assam tea with a little Ceylon added for its light pungency. You can be sure of the quality with this Breakfast Blend.
- Tasters say – robust, round
- Looks – dark reddish
- Region – Assam, India and Ceylon
- Brew – For best results, 4-5 mins (but you will work out what’s best for you) Should really be drunk with milk.
Available in 100g (around 50 cups) or 250g (around 125 cups).
The Tealicious Way To Brew:
Always use fresh water. It is the dissolved oxygen in the water that draws the flavour out of the tea leaf. Water that has been boiled before has less oxygen so won't brew as well.
Only put in the amount of water you are going to use. It makes no difference to how the tea tastes but it will use less energy and save you money.
The Tea Pot:
Use your favourite. It doesn’t matter if its metal, china or glass but it does help to warm it first. The best type of tea pot is one with an internal removable strainer or basket. Removing the strainer enables you to stop the tea from brewing beyond your ideal time.
When you are able to get top quality leaf tea why would you pay extra to have it wrapped in tissue or some other material which restricts its brew? It makes no sense, so always use whole leaf tea. You will soon work out what is best for you but we recommend 1 teaspoon per cup, placed in the warmed tea pot.
Putting the milk in first or last does make a difference but neither is wrong. Why not pour one cup of each and see which you prefer.
Sit down, relax and make time to enjoy this exquisite drink that has been so carefully brought to its point of perfection.