April is English breakfast tea month on my blog. It is a great pleasure for me to kick off my new blog with English breakfast teas because this bold blend is always one of my favourite teas to try when testing out new tea shops and companies.
There is of course a plethora of English breakfast teas on the market and I cannot even begin to discuss and photograph them all. I have picked a handful of teas from various shops/companies and price ranges. If there are any teas you would like me to review, please do not hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I rate teas on a 0 to 5 scale and roughly follow these guidelines:
0 – Poor tea. I did not like it at all, and I would never buy it again. Lacks taste and aroma, and I frankly question if it is really tea or sawdust.
1 – Below average tea. This is a tea that I do not want to throw out right away, but it will probably go stale in my cupboard because it is only barely drinkable.
2 – Average tea. There is no doubt it is tea – it smells and tastes like it. However, I am typically not able to distinguish the origin of the teas. It lacks any distinctive characteristics.
3 – Good tea. It lacks the ‘wow’ factor to keep me constantly going back to the shop to buy it, but it is good enough to keep on hand to serve to a non-discerning tea drinker or a frenemy.
4 – Very good tea. A great staple tea to keep on hand for everyday drinking. Memorable taste and aroma.
5 – Excellent tea. A tea that I would definitely buy again and again and again. Extremely memorable taste and aroma.