REVIEW: Canton Tea Co – Traditional English Breakfast

Canton Tea Co - Traditional English Breakfast
Tea: A blend of Assam, Yunnan and Ceylon teas
Purchased at: Canton Tea Co. website
Retail price: £3.50 for 50 grams / £6.00 for 100 grams / £50.00 for 1 kg
Link to Traditional English Breakfast tea on Canton website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf has a fresh aroma – more aromatic than many English breakfast teas
– It is a very broken leaf tea, with a few larger bits and golden tips scattered throughout the blend

Infused tea:
– The tea cups out to have a very dark liquor that is aromatic
– The liquor is full-bodied without having overpowering tannins
– It is truly a bold cup of tea – much stronger than many English breakfast teas that I’ve tried

Conclusions/tips:
– While I love Assam teas, I would like it if the Ceylon came through a bit more and lifted the cup. At first I didn’t taste much Yunnan, but after decreasing my infusion time to 3 minutes and using a little less tea than I thought was necessary, the flavour of the Yunnan came through
– Steep for 3 minutes and drink with milk. I think adding milk rounds off the flavour of the tea and makes it ideal to have with a hearty breakfast

Score:
4/5

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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 teaxplorer@gmail.com 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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One Response to REVIEW: Canton Tea Co – Traditional English Breakfast

  1. Pingback: REVIEW: Canton Tea Co – Traditional English Breakfast (spring 2014) | teaxplorer

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