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English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea

Price reflects 2oz (25-30 teaspoons per 2oz)
$3.98
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This hidden treasure of royal lineage raises this most beloved morning black tea to new heights. Each sip unfolds to reveal the complexity of the high grown full leaves. Feel like royalty with this elegantly time-honored classic and add a majestic nod to every cup.

Full-bodied infusion with malty and oaky undertones



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TeavanaEnglish Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea
 
3.9

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (30)
  • Smooth body (28)
  • Boosts enegery (17)
  • Fresh (16)
  • Soothing (16)

Cons

  • Weak (9)
  • Bitter (8)

Best Uses

  • Morning (30)
  • Anytime (18)
  • Afternoon (17)
  • Evening (5)
    • Tea Body:
    • Medium (27), Full (20), Lightweight (9)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Malty (25), Fruity (5), Vegetal (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (45), High-end shopper (16), Health conscious (10), Occasional tea drinker (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely brilliant tea!

This has got to be one of the most superb teas I have ever tried, and it is so inexpensive! I like my tea REALLY strong (must be the European in...Read complete review

This has got to be one of the most superb teas I have ever tried, and it is so inexpensive! I like my tea REALLY strong (must be the European in me...), and this is probably the best robust tea I've found. Be sure not to steep it for longer than 3 minutes, as it can get slightly bitter. I also recommend adding a small scoop of the German rock sugar to make the tea's flavor come out even more. Also, being a college student myself, this tea gets me going in the morning before class and it doesn't kill my wallet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did the tea change?

This tea has changed. I have been buying bulk 2lb bricks of English Breakfast from one of the local Teavanas for the last 18 months. The last one I bought is definitely not the...Read complete review

This tea has changed. I have been buying bulk 2lb bricks of English Breakfast from one of the local Teavanas for the last 18 months. The last one I bought is definitely not the same. First clue, packaging changed. Next I noticed the dried tea leaves look different, they are longer and less spiraled and twisted. Finally, the taste is off. Much stronger malty flavor though overall weak in flavor. I'm extremely disappointed that I spent $60+ on tea that I can barely tolerate drinking. If this trend continues, it threatens my patronage there.

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5.0

Fresh and Tasty, buy it in 2 lb bricks

By Boston Tea Party

from Boston

About Me Tea Enthusiast

Pros

  • Aromatic
  • Energizing
  • Smooth Body

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

    To the people who say this tea is bitter, your right! thats IF you steep it over 2 1/2 minutes. I only steep for 5 minutes after the initial brewing. I even use it a 3rd time when making ice tea but i don't brew over 10 minutes.

    I stopped drinking coffee every morning a few years ago and wanted something that still had a strong tea flavor. This was my ultimate choice after sampling quite a few different varieties of English breakFast tea. From Chinese, Indian, Irish, even Middle eastern, i really liked the 3 full leaves that make up this tea.

    If you dont over brew you'll be fine. If you do, just throw it out and start again.

    • Tea Body:
    • Full
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Nutty, Woody

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    4.0

    Brisk alone or blend w/tisanes

    By akane

    from Eastcoast, USA

    About Me Virginal Tea Quaffer

    Pros

    • Energizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Afternoon
      • Morning

      Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

      It wakes me up, before I go-go (had to be typed). My usual morning habit is to blend this traditional breakfast flavor with fruity teas lacking caffeine and presto I'm ready for the day. At its virginal state, alone or blended, this pairs well with my toasted whole wheat and speculoos spread combo.

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Timeless, traditional

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Bitter-high tannin

      By Stephanie

      from Texas

      About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Energizing
      • Good price

      Cons

      • Bitter
      • High Tannin
      • Terrible aftertaste

      Best Uses

      • Just Don't

      Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

      You get what you pay for. The only reason I bought this is because I wanted to make some cheap iced tea to take to work with me and didn't need it to be anything fancy. What I got was something that was bitter to the point of being unable to taste the underlying flavor and such high tannins it was hard not to pucker after each sip. I am a big Teavana fan, but I will be skipping this one in the future. Spend a little more money-get something good and you won't regret it. Unless your tastebuds just can't tell a difference, in which case lucky you.

      • Tea Body:
      • Medium
      • Tea Flavor:
      • Aftertaste, Bitter, Earthy, Pucker

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      One of my favorites

      By DJ the Tea Lover

      from Fort Worth, Texas

      About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Energizing
      • Fresh
      • Smooth Body
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Afternoon
        • Morning

        Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

        This is my "go to" tea as I've been a black tea drinker all my life. This is an excellent blend, not the best I've had in my lifetime but for the price you cannot beat it.

        I use almost 2 teaspoons for 12oz, I do like my tea strong but I do not like it bitter. I steep it for 3 minutes with a little over 1 teaspoon of the rock sugar and it's perfect. And yes, the rock sugar makes a big difference in the taste of this tea as opposed to white or raw sugar. Beware, steeping over 3 minutes or trying to use these leaves a second time will give you a bitter tea.

        Since I drink tea almost all day, I tend to cut myself off of the English Breakfast toward the late afternoon as the caffeine is so much higher in the blacks than other teas.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Malty

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great

        By David Arnold

        from Tennessee

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Fresh
        • Soothing

        Cons

        • Weak

        Best Uses

        • Evening
        • Morning
        • Right before Bed

        Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

        This tea is great. It's a nice, simple, soothing tea. It's perfect for right after a shower or right before bed. This tea is very calming and great for unwinding. I love to drink it with about a table spoon of rock sugar. This is an astounding bang for your buck.

        • Tea Body:
        • Medium
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Malty

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        An inoffensive mild reliable tea

        By Marci with the teapot

        from Bremerton, WA

        About Me Tea Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Energizing
        • Goes Well With Anything
        • High Quality
        • Smooth Body

        Cons

        • Bland

        Best Uses

        • Afternoon
        • Morning

        Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

        This is my go to tea because it is economical and goes well with milk. I drink it five days a week, while I am work, and save the good (and more expensive stuff) for the weekend. After seeing a review about a drop-off in quality of 1 pound bricks from a store, I ordered just a few 2 oz bags. They are just as good as any I have ever ordered. I have never had a problem with anything ordered online. The few times that mistakes were made, they were corrected quickly, cheerfully, and to my complete satisfaction. I have never received better customer service from any business. One would hope that she eventually made contact with someone at Teavana who made it right.

        • Tea Body:
        • Light

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        5.0

        TasTea

        By KT

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Occasional Tea Drinker

        Pros

        • Convenient
        • Energizing
        • High Quality
        • Smooth Body

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

          This is my first loose leaf tea and oh my god is it delicious or what? I tried drinking bag tea after having this for a few days and I just couldn't do it. This tea, when brewed right, is phenomenal. I love it!

          • Tea Body:
          • Medium
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Malty

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          A malty, yet brassy experience

          By The British Spaniard

          from Boise, ID

          About Me High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Energizing

          Cons

          • Brassy

          Best Uses

          • Morning

          Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

          While this tea has a strong body it gives off a brassy undertone that I do not find pleasant. The teas malty flavor, however, keeps me reaching for a cup every other morning.

          • Tea Body:
          • Medium
          • Tea Flavor:
          • Malty

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          4.0

          Good but don't brew too long!

          By sublimelmf

          from lexington, ky

          About Me Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Energizing

          Cons

          • Bitter

          Best Uses

          • Afternoon
          • Morning

          Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

          It's a good black tea, I like to mix it with peach tranquility or other herbal teas. One warning though- don't brew it over 2 minutes! The first time I made it I brewed it for 3 minutes and it ended up bitter. If you brew it with herbal tea I would recommend brewing the herbal tea for a few mins then add the english breakfast tea and brew it for 2 more minutes. It's a good, basic tea but honestly it's not much different than other english breakfast teas.

          • Tea Body:
          • Medium

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not what I thought, but still enjoyable

          By TeaGirl

          from Iowa

          About Me Tea Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Energizing

          Cons

          • A bit weak

          Best Uses

            Comments about Teavana English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea:

            Wasn't like the other English Breakfast teas I've tried, though to be fair I've only tried a few other brands. I bought it largely because of the price and I like black tea for the caffeine content. Though the taste by itself seems to be lacking something, I found it is wonderful mixed with the Blueberry Bliss & Pineapple Kona Pop blend. The fruitiness really improves the taste without covering it up, and I still get the caffeine that I like. I would buy it again but only so I could blend it. I'd like to try other combinations in the future.

            • Tea Body:
            • Light
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Slightly fruity

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