Every morning I look forward to that first cup of tea. I have high expectations for this first cup! It must be strong, and full-bodied. Something that will open my eyes, and get me ready for the day ahead! This Black Tea from Tea Palace in London is a great way to start the morning.
When I open the package, the scent of English Breakfast hits my nose. It has the beautiful aroma of juicy raisins and sweet dried fruit. The leaves are wiry and dark, with a few gold tips throughout. A beautiful tea to look at, as well as drink! The liquor has the dark amber color I’d expect from a breakfast tea.
The leaves are a blend of Ceylon and Assam. I think there is actually much more Ceylon in the mix, as the taste of dried fruit is very strong, with malty Assam notes in the background. This combination makes it a very bright, flavorful brew. This tea would work perfectly with a drop of milk and a spoon of sugar. Often in my sleepy stupor I will over-steep my tea. This tea is very forgiving, and usually comes out smooth, with just a little bitterness.
Tea Palace describes this tea as:
“Palace Breakfast is an energising, full-bodied aromatic blend of Assam and Ceylon black teas, especially suitable for the first cup of the day.”
Whether I’m drinking this tea in the office or in my kitchen, it does what a good breakfast tea should. The rich flavor wakes up the palate, and the strength rouses my sleepy body. It is a great go-to morning tea! I love a good breakfast tea, and this one does not disappoint!