Crafty_Mom wrote:With sadness and dread, I opened one of the packages of English Breakfast (if you can really call it that). I brewed my tea and to my horror... It had gone bad in the sealed bag. Couldn't finish one cup.
English High Grown/English Breakfast
Ingredients: Black Tea
with an ingredient listing of:English Breakfast (High Grown) Black Tea
high-grown Assam, Nilgiri, and Ceylon black teas
Chip wrote:I had always read that EB was to be Chinese Keemun based, while Irish Breakfast was to be Assam based ... this is going back to the Yankee clipper days.
That was before Teavana decided to enlighten wallets, not minds.
So much for following tradition in traditionally named blends. I know all about propriatary blending blah blah blah. I just think if you are doing a tradtionally named blend, at least some attempt should be made to follow the traditions.
Crafty_Mom wrote:So, 1 week delay + 1 week to get clear across the country + nothing to drink meanwhile but Teavana and Liptons = one pretty cranky Crafty.
skilfautdire wrote:Crafty_Mom wrote:So, 1 week delay + 1 week to get clear across the country + nothing to drink meanwhile but Teavana and Liptons = one pretty cranky Crafty.
In that case simply go to your nearest Chinese supermarket. The Japanese aisle will have ... Japanese teas such as Maeda-en and Yamamotoyama which are certainly better than Teavana and Liptons and Tetley and Red Rose. Pick a bag that looks in good condition. You may also find some potable Yunnan black tea in the Chinese teas section.