REVIEW: Postcard Teas – Best Breakfast

Postcard Teas - Best Breakfast

Tea: Blend of teas from the Khongea estate in Assam and the Handunugoda estate in Galle, Sri Lanka.
Purchased at: Postcard Teas (April 2013).
Retail price: £3.95 (50 gram refill packet).
Link to Best Breakfast tea on Postcard Teas website.

My comments:
You could despise tea but surely find an appreciation for the physical appearance of this blend. It is beautiful. The tea has plenty of golden tips, and it has larger leaves than many English breakfast teas. Do not be fooled by the larger leaves, though: this tea has a bold flavour and is the type of brew that will get you going in the morning. The aroma of the brewed tea is pronounced, and it has an extremely soothing finish upon tasting.

For me, the Assam is the more pronounced flavour. While Best Breakfast might scare off some English breakfast tea drinkers because of the cost, I would recommend having a bit on hand to treat yourself. I only recently tried Best Breakfast, and I find it the kind of refined breakfast tea that will keep me knocking on Postcard Teas door.

My rating: 4.5/5

Steeped four minutes



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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