Bird & Blend Tea Advent Calendar – Day 5
This will probably be the only unflavored tea in the calendar. I’ve tried this one previously and enjoyed it, so I was happy to see it inside the little door for today. This particular breakfast blend is a mix of Assam, Ceylon, and Yunnan black teas (in that order). I steeped it for my usual 3 minutes at 200°F.
It’s quite well-balanced and yummy. It’s not super strong (as some breakfast blends can be), but it does have plenty of flavor. I can taste the briskness, malt, and raisin notes that I associate with Assam. There’s also some dark baked bread, earth, and sweet potato representing the Yunnan element. To be honest, I’m not sure I recall exactly what Ceylon black tea tastes like. I did at one point explore Ceylon teas a bit, and try several of them, but that was multiple years ago… There are also some dark brown and burnt sugar notes here rounding out the bottom.
Very tasty and balanced. I definitely get the Assam and Yunnan presence, and am rather ignorant regarding Ceylon so it’s likely there too!
This just makes me more excited for my Andrews & Dunham 3-Pack that is set to arrive on Friday… ❤
Flavors: Astringent, Bread, Brown Sugar, Burnt Sugar, Earth, Malt, Raisins, Sweet Potatoes