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Postby heathenesque » Aug 23rd, '05, 12:26

I notice that Adagio's English Breakfast is a blend of Keemun teas. This strikes me as a little odd. Speaking as someone from England, most of the English Breakfast blends that I come across are usually a blend of Ceylon, Indian and East African teas - Ceylon for flavour, Indian for strength and African for colour being the rough rule of thumb. It doesn't usually involve Chinese teas!

Is it common in the States to sell Keemun as English Breakfast?
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Postby chris » Aug 23rd, '05, 13:44

Very common, yes.... it's like our little extension of the American Revolution.
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Postby teaspoon » Aug 23rd, '05, 18:36

Unless I'm mistaken, English Breakfast is usually a blend of Assam and Keemun. So it shouldn't be too unusual to see Keemun in English Breakfast if not as the main ingredient...

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Postby heathenesque » Aug 26th, '05, 11:04

In the UK, Keemun is never added to English Breakfast... that was the point I was making. An extremely well-known tea retailer describes their English Breakfast thus: "The most popular House blend ‘the Tea of the Nation' ... It contains Ceylon for flavour, Assam for strength, and Kenya for colour." That's extremely typical of the English Breakfast in, er, England.
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Postby Teatime » Dec 15th, '05, 14:57

I purchase the Ahmad brand of English Breakfast (packaged in London). It's a blend of Assam, Kenyan and Ceylon teas.

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