Brand: Two Leaves and a Bud
Type: Black tea, Assam
Form: Loose leaf
Price: You can get 16 ounces of this tea for $31.04 as of August, 2012 through Amazon.com. There are various pricing and packaging options available for this tea on the Two Leaves and a Bud site as well as third-party retailers, so I recommend doing some research to get the best deal.
Review: While I am normally very fond of Two Leaves and a Bud’s offerings, Organic English Breakfast was a bit of a disappointment. While there are no obvious flaws or off flavors, the tea is, dare I say it, rather boring. Mind you, it is both malty and food-friendly, as are most Assams, and is mellow enough to not need any milk and sugar. But beyond these good things, I’ve not detected anything unique about the tea.
Incidentally, I do like the packaging very much: The “gift cylinder” is made of sturdy cardboard and is a handsome container indeed. (The tea itself is packaged in a foil pouch.) Still, I’m going to recommend giving Organic English Breakfast a pass.
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