Darjeeling Breakfast Tea

description

This is not a tea for those with a light palate. The flavors in it are strong and tannic. It helps for a quick pick-me-up on slow mornings. Also enjoyed with honey and lemon rather than milk and sweetner.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Mellow notes of dried red fruit and wood

appearance

Amber

taste

The liquor is brisk and astringent. Brisk notes of wood and fruit rind dominate in the middle and fade slowly. The finish is quite tannic.

COMPLEMENTS

Scrambled eggs, buttered toast with jam, sable, pancake, waffles, fresh fruit

dry leaf

aroma

Tannic, woody notes with hints of malt

appearance

Mix of well-rolled brownish-black leaves -some with tips- and leaf flakes

infusion

aroma

Predominantly woody

appearance

Coppery with some dark olive green hues

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

4 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Second
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU SDBFB | GRADE FTGFOP1

21 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 15
  • Smooth Body 14
  • Freshness 14
  • High Quality 12
  • Unique Flavor Profile 12

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 5
  • Strong 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Morning 17
  • Afternoon 8
  • Anytime 3
  • Evening 2
  • Dessert Tea 1

Jennifer

Sept. 17, 2017

Beautiful

Likes : Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This tea is precisely what I need in the morning. Strong, but maintains the signature Darjeeling variations of different notes - in this case, red fruit/wood. Sugar or lemon can be added if desired, but the tea stands on its own wonderfully.

Laura

Aug. 14, 2017

Nice, smooth-tasting darjeeling

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

This is a really nice darjeeling. A simple woody aroma and very smooth taste. I did not find it too strong like some other black teas. Definitely nice to drink in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Sarabpreet

June 1, 2017

Great flavor

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

This tea really packs a punch. Love the very prominent flavor. The perfect refreshment to get you all charged up.

Matthew

May 14, 2017

Good black tea

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Normally I drink green tea, but I like this in the morning.

May 1, 2017

Good notes and flavors

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

I enjoyed the notes and flavors in this tea. It was my first experience with a Darjeeling and I enjoyed the multilayered notes, especially the musky wood notes. While it was not my favorite, it is a great introduction to Darjeelings!

Matt

March 28, 2017

Wonderful any time of the day

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This has been my favorite tea that I have received from my sampler subscription. it is complex with a smooth woody flavor. Great aroma; good with honey

Thaea

Nov. 21, 2016

Floral and complex

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

I find this tea to be floral and astringent, but with a mix of complex flavors underneath. There is a touch of wood and some spice hidden in there. I don't notice as much sweetness as in some other breakfast teas. There is nothing simple about these flavors! They blend and evolve throughout each sip. Complex, floral, astringent….a really unique way to wake up a sleepy morning!

Bryan

Sept. 23, 2016

A classic flagship of Darjeeling!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I love so many Darjeeling teas, each for their unique and surprising flavors and aromas. This conspicuously Darjeeling Breakfast blend, however, is really just perfect tea. With an immediately intense and familiar flavor, it is a most classic representation of our Champagne of Teas. In fact, countless fruitless encounters with cardboard tasting, black tea knock off blends over the years are what drove me to discover the Darjeeling's of Teabox to begin with, and I have subsequently been blown away by multitudes of distinguished offerings. But this blend has locked into a traditional standard I could expect to encounter. Darjeeling Breakfast's long, flowery and caramel finish expresses flavor, even from the emptied cup as if just poured. That's a truly great quality in a tea. Full bodied, pungent and fruity-nothing ever need accompany this brew- that alone will amaze anyone you serve it to.

becca

March 6, 2016

Great breakfast tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

I love this breakfast tea. Perfect with honey and a little cream, it's an excellent pick-me-up any morning.

Lisa

March 2, 2016

This is the tea I've been waiting for!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The body of a breakfast tea combined with the delicate flavors of darjeeling make for a perfect combination.

Weston

Feb. 1, 2016

A very gentle eye opener

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

The smell before brewing is much like other black teas. When brewed, it tastes fresh and has a very smooth body. It is not too strong but strong enough to get you moving in the morning. I would say that this tea could be used not only in the morning but maybe even mid-day as a pick me up. When brewed there is a nice hint of fruit that adds to the smoothness of the brew.

Anastasia

Nov. 23, 2015

Solid Tea. Just Remember, You're Making Tea.

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Tea is easy to brew, but if forgotten while steeping it will become bitter. Taste great without needing to adding anything. Overall it's a great morning tea, as long as you're able to remove the tea bag around the 5 min mark, a true task for the forgetfully like my self.

Piotr

Nov. 19, 2015

Makes for a great early morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

Fragrant, flavourful, smooth, well balanced, slightly sweet. Truly excellent!

Diana

Nov. 15, 2015

Good tea for staying awake

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

Great flavor, with just enough kick. A good accompaniment with breakfast or paperwork.

Monica

Oct. 25, 2015

Darjeeling Breakfast

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

This tea has been my favorite so far of the teas that I have been sampling. The aroma is wonderful, and the taste is magnificent. I love how it closely resembles an English breakfast tea, which is one of my favorite teas! I love the sweetness of it, which means that I don't have to add any sugar or honey! I enjoy the palate of ripe fruits as well. Thank you for sending this sample!

Monica

Oct. 19, 2015

A great morning or afternoon tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

This tea has been my favorite so far of the teas that I have been sampling. The aroma is wonderful, and the taste is magnificent. I love how it closely resembles an English breakfast tea, which is one of my favorite teas! I love the sweetness of it, which means that I don't have to add any sugar or honey! I enjoy the palate of ripe fruits as well. Thank you for sending this sample!

Chiquitta

Sept. 4, 2015

Good

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Morning.

Nice smooth flavor.

quiet.dissident

Aug. 22, 2015

A pleasant surprise

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

I wasn't sure I was going to like this tea with its very earthy aroma; I thought it might be somewhat bitter, but it has ended up being my favorite tea of this batch, with a rich flavor perfect for lingering over.

Erin

Aug. 22, 2015

Ideal breakfast tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

The brewed tea has a very nice reddish color, and the fragrance is rich and citrusy. It's a very refreshing tea and definitely suitable to drink with meals or snacks.

Marion

March 29, 2015

Classic Darjeeling

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning.

I think this is a sold performer in the Teabox stable of wonderful teas. The fruity aromas are lifted and flavorsome and well balanced with a lovely muscatel profile. Something to really look forward to for breakfast to start the day.

Stephen

Oct. 2, 2014

Great morning tea!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

A light but full flavored tea. Clean, aromatic and delicious. A perfect way to start your day.

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