Singapore Breakfast

Tea type
Black Food Fruit Green Pu'erh Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Butter, Coconut, Creamy, Popcorn, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Musty, Nutty, Rice, Sugarcane, Cream, Sticky Rice, Toast
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 70 oz / 2074 ml

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  • “Of the 20+ teas I ordered during T2’s closing sale, this one was my favorite! Unexpected, since the inclusion of both puerh and genmaicha in the same blend made me dubious of the result. But the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (17 | 97) Sadly, this little tin got dumped. I could smell rancid coconut as soon as I opened it, even though I just got it a couple of weeks ago and it has a “best by” date in 2024. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea could 100% be renamed “Buttered Popcorn” or something along those lines! The genmaicha here leans heavily into popcorn territory rather than anything more roasty, and then the pandan...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “As soon as I opened the packaging, I knew I’d enjoy it from the strong aroma of toasted coconut and pandan. The tea is subtly sweet, so it’s nice unsweetened and plain. It’s refreshing and light...” Read full tasting note
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A surprising combo of green and black teas with coconut and pandan flavours and a moreish nuttiness.

Reminiscent of kaya toast, this mix of puerh, green tea, coconut and pandan sings with richly sweet, toasty and coconutty flavours. This brew is the ultimate ode to Singapore’s beloved national breakfast.

• Tastes of sweetness and toasted coconut.
• This tea is sealed fresh inside a compostable plastic bag packed into a colourful recyclable cardboard box. Store in a cool, dry place.
• A feel-good cup that would be perfect as a hot tea for that morning tea moment, or a relaxing tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.
• Best brewed 2-4 minutes using freshly boiled water in your favourite loose leaf tea infuser. One teaspoon per cup. Perfect on its own or with milk.
• From fruits to spices, tea leaves to herb bushes, 100% of our tea is Sustainably Sourced.

Ingredients: Pu-erh black tea (52%), gen mai cha green tea (green tea (55%), roasted rice, popped rice), coconut chips (10%)(coconut, cane sugar), artificial pandan flavouring (3%), natural and artificial flavouring
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12 Tasting Notes

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961 tasting notes

Of the 20+ teas I ordered during T2’s closing sale, this one was my favorite! Unexpected, since the inclusion of both puerh and genmaicha in the same blend made me dubious of the result. But the blend turned out to be very creamy, rich, and coconut-forward with a nice richness coming from the genmaicha. The mouthfeel was smooth and buttery like an oolong and overall it gave off STRONG popcorn vibes…my husband always refers to it as “that popcorn tea”. Both of us love it and are hoping we can still find a way to order it from Australia in the future!

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Creamy, Popcorn, Smooth, Toasted Rice

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Sipdown! (17 | 97)

Sadly, this little tin got dumped. I could smell rancid coconut as soon as I opened it, even though I just got it a couple of weeks ago and it has a “best by” date in 2024. I even tasted a piece just to be sure, but sadly it had indeed gone bad.

A shame, as I was excited to try this one. I’m sure I’ll be ordering from T2 in the future, so I’ll have to remember to pick some up then.

Mastress Alita

I once bought a full tin of a T2 tea that already had rancid coconut in it when I received it, too.

Cameron B.

I’m not too upset since I mostly wanted the tins, but it is the one I was most excited to try…

Jean027

This is one of my favorite teas. I love the toasted rice with the coconut. It’s ironic a few months ago I bought a tin at TJ Max and s few other T2 teas really cheap. I have not seen T2 teas there since. I would definitely buy this tea again.

Cameron B.

I’m not the biggest fan of coconut, but I love genmaicha and pandan always piques my interest.

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321 tasting notes

This tea could 100% be renamed “Buttered Popcorn” or something along those lines! The genmaicha here leans heavily into popcorn territory rather than anything more roasty, and then the pandan flavoring gives it a smooth buttered note. (At least, I assume it’s the pandan!) The pu’erh is the backbone, I think, with an earthy note underlying it all. I’m weirdly not getting much coconut at all, which is a shame, because I think it’d add a welcome bit of sweetness.

I honestly can’t decide how I feel about this tea. There’s a mustiness to it that’s a smidge off-putting to my nose, alongside a whiff of something artificial. “Day-Old Buttered Popcorn” might describe the effect for me! At the same time, it’s quite unique, and I keep going back for more.

Flavors: Butter, Musty, Nutty, Popcorn

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6 tasting notes

As soon as I opened the packaging, I knew I’d enjoy it from the strong aroma of toasted coconut and pandan. The tea is subtly sweet, so it’s nice unsweetened and plain. It’s refreshing and light while still rich and toasty. I feel it can be enjoyed at any time of day, any season.

I really enjoyed this!

Flavors: Coconut, Nutty, Rice, Sugarcane

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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15841 tasting notes

After the recent announcement that T2 would be closing their stores and online presence in the US and UK I knew I had to place an order. I managed to scoop up my two favourite blends, and several that are new to me, before they sold out and I’m very grateful for that! As you can see in the second picture, I just had to make a cup of Singapore Breakfast ASAP – it had been far, far too long since my last. It’s always been very challenging to get ahold of any of T2’s teas from here in Canada and unfortunately it just got a whole lot harder; my heart breaks for all of their fans in the US and UK who are now facing the same reality.

I saw a lot of differing opinions from people in the tea community following the announcement of T2’s closure and not all of them are something I would call positive. Personally, if you are a lover of tea in any capacity, I think it’s naive to celebrate the closure of ANY tea company. For something enjoyed globally, our industry is small. T2 was (and still is) a pioneer of specialty tea across the globe. Whether the style of tea they sell was something that appealed to you or not, it’s ignorant to ignore that they introduced tea to many people who may have never touched a cup at all otherwise. All awareness is good. And, I cannot stress this enough, ALL tea and tea companies are good – even if it’s something you eventually move away from in favor of another company or style of tea, like a more traditional straight tea oriented route. When one of us succeeds, we all do.

I know I usually stick to more light-hearted tasting notes and reviews with pretty teaware, but I just wanted to share this perspective as the reality set in today that this is probably the last tea mail I will receive from T2 for quite some time.

Tea Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnnVTMuOuJU/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U1Zr0mP-44

Flavors: Coconut, Coconut, Cream, Cream, Sticky Rice, Sticky Rice, Toasted Rice, Toasted Rice

Martin Bednář

I was ready to place an order today morning (on the way to work) to find out they don’t send anything to the EU, because Brexit! What a shame!

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1713 tasting notes

Advent Day 14

What is this?! Little genmaicha popcorn puffs? It smells of creamy coconut and pandan. Smells the same once steeped. I just finished eating a waffle with peanut butter, so my taste buds are a little overwhelmed. I get the roasty light gen flavors and the coconut. The pandan presents as a creaminess too. It’s another very Indonesian flavor combo. I’m liking this, but it’s missing something that elevates it to amazing.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I had to ask Alexa what pandan was. Ha ha!

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22 tasting notes

Such a disappointment!
Firs of all – there is a mistake in the description. They’ve called it ‘Black & green tea mix’ – well, my darlings at T2: please note that puerh is not black tea, it’s red. You can definitely smell and taste the puerh, which is not a bad thing for me (I’m a big fan). It is earthy, dark and a bit ‘muddy’. However what I don’t like is the artificial coconut flavour (awful, made me feel sick) and the distinctive oiliness that it leaves in your mouth.
Moreover the second brew was very weak and even more disappointing. Such a shame, I saw potential in it, but it left me very underwhelmed.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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27 tasting notes

This is a mega-popcorny genmaicha with coconut notes, and one of the few green teas I can drink without milk and unsweetened. I particularly enjoy this when fasting.

Flavors: Coconut, Popcorn

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1809 tasting notes

This was included in T2’s breakfast set that I purchased as part of their Boxing Day sale. It really tastes like kaya toast. It’s rich, buttery, and coconutty. I had it at work, so I didn’t have any milk to add to it, but it seems that would have elevated it. There is a bit of an oily mouthfeel that I didn’t care for, but overall it was a pleasant cup.

Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Toast

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2 tasting notes

One of my favourite teas from T2! I am a huge fan of coconut and this tea has just the right blend of coconut, pandan and genmaicha. It tastes like yummy roasted kaya but without the sweetness. I much prefer this to Ette tea’s pandan chiffon cake. I brew a cuppa every morning for a guilt-free kaya indulgence. Highly recommend for an authentic Singaporean taste!

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