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.


  1. We're glad you liked it.
    We originally resisted the idea of having an "English Breakfast" as being too ordinary. Then we realised the problem was not with EB, just what it has become at the hands of the multinationals and their cheap and exploited Kenyan workforces.

  2. Very true sir. I think the name is perfect :)


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