Review — Harney & Sons Irish Breakfast Teabags

Name: Irish Breakfast Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, Assam blend Form: Paper tea bags Review: I’m not much for tea bags, and even less enthused about paper tea bags and the teas that they contain. While paper tea bag tea isn’t necessarily bad, it is typically one-dimensional. The fine particles of tea may …

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Tea Showdown — Eng. Breakfast Blend No. 1 vs. Scottish Breakfast

Not all breakfast teas are created equal. Some are pure Assam, with a malty allure that makes your senses of taste and smell go on high alert. Others are blends that can start with Assam and expand with the addition of Darjeeling, Keemun, or other black teas. They dance around on your tongue with happy …

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The Advantages of Blended Teas

Tea blends — they’re everywhere these days. Go online and you’ll see dozens of small tea “boutiques” selling their latest tea blends. Some are fairly normal sounding, such as a special citrus and green tea blend, while others are exotic, like a tea blend with a root beer float taste. There are hundreds of different …

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Why My Teapot Loves PG Tips

My six-cup “Blue Betty” teapot is in love with PG Tips. So are my tastebuds. And my hubby’s tastebuds. It’s a love affair that has grown warmer over the years. For a tea that’s been on the market since the 1930s, PG Tips has continued to stay one of the favorite teas around. Brooke, Bond …

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Assam Tea Basics

One of the best black teas around comes from one of the wettest areas on this wonderful planet we call home: a region of India called Assam. A large river, the Brahmaputra, fed by snow melt off the Himalayas, accounts for some of the moisture. Monsoon rains that fall from May through June account for …

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