Tea type: black tea Brand: T2tea
How to prepare it: 2 to 4 minutes, 100°C (212 °F)
Dry scent: Definitely unexpected: it start with a slightly balsamic note – like eucaliptus -, then it moves on to something more floral, showing sweet notes and a profile that usually doesn’t fit to an English breakfast. In the end it has woody bitter notes, typical of strong black teas.
You can easily spot the scent of Ceylon. Now, the woody notes are stronger and liquorice notes come out, while the balsamic ones fade. Still, there's that subtle sweetness in the background, all built up around wood and liquorice.
It's a joy to wake up to a tea like this, especially for all those one who love liquorice, like me. It has this woody sweetness without the usual tannins. It
may even be too sweet for an English breakfast.
Conclusion: The best English breakfast that I ever tried up to now. It's maybe a little too soft, but a pleasure to drink nevertheless. Probably not a Monday morning tea – but closer to - weekend breakfast tea.