Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Devotea 1910: English Breakfast

Country of Origin: China, India, Sri Lanka
Leaf Appearance: small, dark
Ingredients: black tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: mesh infuser and ceramic tea cup
Liquor: bright reddish brown

Based on a blending recipe from 1910, it was strong and briskly refreshing. There were notes of smoke and malt along with a rich earthiness. It really does come across as an old fashioned tea. There was nothing extraordinary about it but I think that's the point. Sometimes you just need a simply good cup of tea. It would stand up well to milk and sugar but it was mellow enough that I enjoyed it straight. I paired this with some apple, cranberry and walnut oatmeal. The two went together very well. This was another excellent breakfast tea from The Devotea. I'm a bit sad because this is the last of my stash from my favorite Aussie tea blender. It's hard to choose but I think his Two Tigers blend was my favorite.

You can find out more about this tea here.