Formerly known as Everyday Strong Breakfast
Black Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin: Assam and Sumatra
Altitude: 1000 - 4000 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: Stronger than the average breakfast tea yet doesn't exchange strength for flavour. Malty spiciness and highly aromatic. Flavour emphasized with milk.
Infusion: Bright and reddish.
Ingredients: Assam and Sumatra broken teas.
Caffeine Content: Caffeinated.
English Breakfast blend makes a superb breakfast tea, but can be drunk at any time of the day.
Taste-wise this tea is a good, strong breakfast blend, with a malty spiciness that is a definite wake up call. This is a personal favourite of mine, and believe me - I'm hard to please.
It's now time to throw away the tea bags and try a great taste experience. You may not believe the difference that comes with using premium tea and brewing in the old fashioned way. Just as coffee has seen a revival with millions of people changing from instants to fresh roast beans, so also has tea been seeing a revival with new tea houses opening around the country, and the world.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into your teapot. Pour boiling water into the pot and let it steep for about 3 - 4 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy.
Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to drink 'straight up.'
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea leaves used per cup. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
Simpli-Special - Tea as it Should be!