Paris Breakfast from Talbott Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Talbott Teas

Company Description:

Elegant and delighting malty breakfast blend of the finest organic black tea leaves to awake and captivate the senses. The ultimate wake-up tea. Enjoy plain or with a splash of milk.

Taster’s Review:

I’ve tried a few Paris Breakfast / French Breakfast blends now, and I must say that this is my favorite thus far.  The other French breakfast blends tended to be flavored – not that I dislike flavored teas!  I quite like them – with vanilla or caramel or a combination of vanilla and caramel.  This one is unflavored and I think that this is what gives it an edge over the other French Breakfast blends I’ve tasted.

Normally, my preference would probably be for the flavored blend, but, I really like how well rounded and full flavored this tea is!  It is robust!  It is full-bodied and bursting with so much natural flavor that it really doesn’t need additional flavorings!

The Assam lends a very rich flavor to this tea, and a malty note that is quite enchanting.  It possesses a very pleasant baked flavor with a chewy texture.  It is a tea that I would LOVE to wake up each and every morning.

It has a hearty enough taste to it that this tea would take well to the addition of milk and honey, if you wish to add it.  I actually didn’t do that because I found that I was perfectly content with the flavor as is – with no additions.  It did not possess a bitter or rough edge to it that I generally find in Assam and wish to smooth out with a splash of milk and drizzle of honey.  It is just pleasantly smooth, strong… but not edgy.  Perfect!

But here’s the rub.  I can’t find this tea on Talbott Teas’ website.  What’s up with that?  I hope that this gets remedied soon, because this is a tea that is definitely high on top of my tea shopping list!  I love it!

Edited to add:  According to Steven Nakisher from Talbott Teas, this tea is currently only available in the restaurants and cafes that offer Talbott Teas – so keep an eye out for them!  You’ll be glad you did!

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