A cup of tea...

For breakfast, it just has to be the classic English Breakfast - a blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan. It'll be strong, it'll be astringic and it'll be dark. It'll take milk. THAT is a Breakfast tea.

One tea, as a single Estate tea that meets that (for me) is Bukhial Estate Assam. 3 minutes with boiled water, splash of milk and you have heaven.

There are so many teas out there ...

That tea in Manc was probably 'Yorkshire Tea' :D
 
I drink Twinings Everyday.

The Assam gives a wonderful malty, thickness.

The Kenyan, gives the blend briskness, strength and guts.

The Indonesian, brings a lightness and lovely colour.

And the Yunnan, which comes from the birthplace of tea, adds a mellow toastiness - and complements the whole blend perfectly.

I add a lot of milk, and keep the tea bag in the cup, I got this habit whilst living in Holland with weak tea bags.
 
I have been drinking rather a lot of Kent & Sussex Tea & Coffee Company's (herein known as K&S) English Breakfast TGFOP. Hits the spot on so many levels I am at a loss to describe it with my somewhat limited vocabulary. I do like the Bukhial single estate Assam that @pjgh mentions but am wont to steep it a tad longer and will confess to preferring the Hathikuli organic Assam at a similar price point. Horses for courses and tongues for teas, I suspect...

I have also enjoyed F&M Royal Blend on a few occasions though never in London, alas. Thank you @Blyth Spirit , I must revisit this titan of teas but it really will need to knock my socks off to better the aforementioned K&S.

When funds are tighter, I can happily revert to my trusty stalwart: Ringtons Northumbrian Blend which does not, admittedly have the sheer depth of flavour in comparison those above but I soon settle into a mode of quiet contentment whilst supping this good honest brew.

Tea bags? Really....:p:rolleyes:;):)
 
My 'bedtime' tea has to be Pukka's Vanilla Chai. No black tea in there at all. It's heavy on the cinnamon with some clove, cardamom, vanilla and perhaps some ginger in there. Spicy but sweet and not overwhelming in any way. By no means bitter to my tongue and caffeine-free! Ticks the boxes when I want a change from coffee!
 
Is it wrong to add milk upfront with the tea bag, before adding hot water? Asking for a friend.
If you're using a teabag, it probably doesn't matter.

Don't get me wrong here, I don't mind a bag of Yorkshire in a mug with milk as everything has it's place. I'm NOT being a tea snob. But, tea bags represent the absolute lowest quality of tea.

It doesn't matter.
 
My dad has been advised, due to prostate enlargement, to drink decaffeinated tea, but an intial experiment with teabags has been disappointing - the tea lacked a certain something that my parents' usual loose-leaf has. Can anyone suggest a decaffeienated tea (preferably loose-leaf) that is close in flavour to a standard type, please?
 
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My dad has been advised, due to prostate enlargement, to drink decaffeineinated tea, but an intial experiment with teabags has been disappointing - the tea lacked a certain something that my parents' usual loose-leaf has. Can anyone suggest a decaffeienated tea (preferably loose-leaf) that is close in flavour to a standard type, please?
Hi. I can’t help you with loose decaf tea but I switched from pg tips teabags to the decaf teabags I couldn’t tell the difference but a couple of days later I had a constant splitting headache due to caffeine withdrawal from ordinary tea bags
 
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Hi!

Just a question from a newbie: here in Spain there are available almost all classic English teabags brands like twinings, tetley, typhoo or pg tips, but recently I found in a more specialized shop Yorkshire gold bags for almost double price...

So does that brand worth the money compared with the other ones? I know that loose tea will be always the best, but I like teabags for a quick & strong breakfast in the early mornings....

Regards



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