I used to be a coffee drinker. I loved that “wake me up” that I got from coffee – it really got me going in the morning! However, by mid-morning, I would have this sickly feeling come over me, and I realized that it was the coffee that was giving me these ill-effects.
This is why I switched to – and eventually became such a fan of – tea. With tea, I no longer had those ill-feelings around noon, thanks to the polyphenols in tea, which serve as a buffer to the effects of caffeine.
However, I will admit that I did miss the stunning jolt that I would receive from coffee. Some days I just needed that electrifying charge that coffee provides. On those days, tea’s gentle, steady stream of alertness just didn’t get me going quite the same way. It took a while for me to discover breakfast teas and how their rich, brisk flavor provided a great wake-me-up sensation without feeling sick later in the day.
This English Breakfast tea from Tea Forte is a perfect example of an bold, invigorating breakfast tea. It is a blend of Assam teas, which are known for their strong flavor with malty undertones.
Tea Forte describes this tea as…
A perfectly balanced blend of superb Assam teas steeps a great cup, morning, noon or evening. Enjoy with milk and a touch of sugar.
The robust scent of the Assam tea was very pleasant, with subtle hints of cocoa and fruit notes.
The tea is full-bodied, with a nice amount of astringency. The aftertaste is lively and clean. I enjoyed this blend with some sugar and a splash of cream, which brought out more of the malty characteristics of this blend.
These unique and statuesque pyramid sachets are good for 3 very tasty, full-flavored infusions… making this tea a perfect choice on those mornings when you are in need of something with a powerful impact to get you going!