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Case of six 7.05-ounce tins of loose tea (total of 42.3 ounces)
Traditional blend of select Kenyan and Assam black teas
Bright and full-bodied amber tea
Packaged in an attractive, reusable tin
Satisfyingly robust and invigorating; natural source of antioxidants
Twinings English Breakfast Tea was originally blended to complement the traditional, hearty English breakfast, from which its name derives. Their refreshing and invigorating flavor makes English breakfast one of the most popular black teas to drink at any time or occasion - not just for breakfast. English breakfast can be enjoyed with or without milk, sweetened or unsweetened - the choice is yours. English breakfast tea is a rich and satisfying robust tea, traditionally blended with Kenyan and Assam black teas.
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19 of 20 found the following review helpful:
What a Deal! Jul 03, 2006
By G. G. Schroeder
Half the usual retail price and you get top quality. This is a time-tested breakfast blend available at a good price in a reasonable quanity. And that's not all, you get a cute little tin box easily converted to a piggy bank or treasure chest. I use it straight and also blend it with other teas. But, don't overdo, this tea packs a respectable caffein punch. Best with plenty of milk and sugar to start your engine.
18 of 23 found the following review helpful:
The quintessential breakfast tea. Jun 29, 2006
By Themis-Athena Given this blend's orgin, the name "English" Breakfast is a bit of a misnomer, because it was a Scotsman - a 19th century Edinburgh tea master named Drysdale - who first marketed his particular blend under the name "breakfast tea." It proved so popular, however, that it was soon copied by tea houses all over Britain, many of which then added the word "English," which has been part of its name ever since.
English Breakfast can contain black teas from a variety of origins, among them India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malawi and China. Stronger than most other teas, the blend is made to match the traditionally heavy English breakfast, which to this day often includes pork, sausages and eggs, and for this reason English Breakfast tea also maintains its flavor very well with the addition of cream or milk. It is certainly less refined than Darjeeling or even Earl Grey, but hard to beat as an everyday "work horse," and as good or better an early morning pick-me-up as any kind of coffee.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
A straight-ahead pleasure Jan 23, 2009
By Gary Coffrin This Twinings tea is a simple pleasure that never offends. It is sturdy enough to be enjoyed with milk or sweetener, yet has little harshness when consumed black.
Twinings of London was founded in 1706, and is known internationally for marketing teas of consistency and value. Twinings English Breakfast Tea was originally blended to complement the traditional, hearty English Breakfast, from which its name derives. Twinings literature tells us that this is a blend of Kenyan and Assam black teas.
This Twinings loose tea has no uncut leaves. The blend uses only small particles that infuse more quickly than whole leaves. This blend approaches full strength within just a couple minutes. To avoid excessive particulate matter in your drink, use a strainer or infuser with a fine mesh. (Amazon sells Tovolo, Teeli, and Frieling/Swissgold filters with very small openings in their screens.)
This product is an attractively priced and enjoyable introduction to the world of loose tea. Would I rank it as my favorite tea or even my favorite Twinings? No, but I keep some available for when I want the pleasure of plain ol' tea. (As an aside, I would rank Twinings' Earl Grey a bit higher in quality. It is a whole leaf tea with just the right amount of bergamot orange flavoring. I personally don't think of Earl Grey as an everyday tea, but I enjoy it as an occasional pleasure.) I wish you pleasure in exploring various teas.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Tea addict Approved Sep 22, 2012
By M.T. My husband loves black tea. He was raised on it and drinks about 3-5 cups a day. For years, he would drink Lipton or Tazo Awake. That was until his friend introduced him to Twinings English Breakfast. One cup and he was hooked. It has a great, smooth flavor that isn't bitter like other teas. Once his eyes were opened to better quality teas, he started trying many others (some that were quite expensive) - none have compared to Twinings.
He used to use the tea bags. But, last year, we got a Keurig and ordered the Twinings K-cups. After a while, it got far too costly. So, we got the loose leaf tea to use in our Ekobrew Cup, Refillable Cup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Brown/Green, 3-Count. It works great.
5 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Quality English Breakfast, the way it is meant to be enjoyed May 24, 2007
By Hedera Femme Loose leaf tea is nearly always better than the smaller grained tea bag sort, and Twinings English Breakfast loose tea is no exception. If you are looking for a delicious and aromatic English Breakfast tea, this is a quality choice. It may take the slightest bit more of work, but gaining the full flavor of the larger leaves is well worth the effort.