Good morning! It’s a bit of a miserable morning here in the UK as I get ready to write my T2 English Breakfast Tea review. But that’s okay, because really, it’s the perfect morning for snuggling up inside with a hearty cup of black tea.
Milk and sugar added, of course!
In this full review of T2 English Breakfast tea, I’ll be taking you through what this tea tastes like, what ingredients it contains, the best method for brewing it, and a little more info about T2. You can also use my links below to find it immediately on Amazon, or you can buy it through T2’s official website.
T2 English Breakfast Tea at a Glance
- Tea: Pure Ceylon black tea
- Flavour: A smooth brew with bold malty notes. It’s the perfect English Breakfast tea
I really enjoyed this tea! There is some bitterness if you drink it black, but this is by design. When you add milk (and sugar, if you want) it transforms into a thick and utterly satisfying breakfast tea.
Full Review – T2 English Breakfast Teabags
- Type: Tagged biodegradable tea pyramid
- Tea: Black tea
- Origin: Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
- Flavour Notes: Smooth, malty, strong, bold, bitter
- Aroma: Smooth, simple, malt, sweet, rich
- Milk or Lemon: Milk and sugar
- Where to Buy: Amazon
I’ve got a single-serving wrapped tea pyramid sachet to try, but don’t worry if you’ve got the loose leaf version or a whole box of pyramid teabags. As far as I know, T2 use the same tea leaf in all of these products.
The aroma coming from the dried leaves is quite simple. It’s a plain black tea, but there’s distinct notes of malt and smooth sweetness. That’s a good sign for an English Breakfast tea!
It brews into a dark peat brown tea colour, which is typical of an English Breakfast tea. The scent that reaches your nose from the tea steam is sweet, malty and rich. You can tell it’s going to be delicious.
The flavour does have quite a bit of bitterness in it when you drink T2 English Breakfast tea black. But if you add milk, it becomes smooth, malty and rich. This is a strong tea, so it can handle a generous amount of milk. You can also use a dairy alternative – I like soya milk in my tea because it has a subtler flavour compared to many nut-based milks.
How to Brew T2 English Breakfast Tea
This is a strong black tea that can handle hot water. Boil your kettle and pour it over the teabag as soon as it has boiled. Let the bag steep for 3 to 5 minutes (4 minutes was the right time for me) then remove it and add some milk.
T2 provide 2g of tea per pyramid, so that’s plenty for a medium-sized mug. If you’re brewing up a whole pot, the rule is to use 1 pyramid per person, plus an additional pyramid ‘for the pot’.
Milk is a must, sugar is optional, a full English fry up is recommended.
Why Buy T2 Teas?
T2 are an Australian brand, so should you trust them to provide a good English Breakfast tea? If my tasting notes are anything to go by, the answer is yes!
It’s actually quite strange that T2 use a single origin for their English Breakfast tea. Traditionally, English Breakfast is a blend of different black teas because this creates more depth and complexity. Malty tea from Assam meets bold tea from Kenya with tannins and depth from Chinese black tea.
But T2 stick with just Ceylon black tea, which is certainly tasty, but I feel like it could be improved if they experimented with blending it a little bit!
As for the quality, it’s much better than in most tea bags, but not as good as premium whole leaf tea. T2 sit comfortably in the middle of the road.
Overall, this is a solid English Breakfast tea that you’d be happy to drink. No one would be complaining if you served this in a British café along with sausages, fried egg, toast, grilled mushrooms, and all the other add-ons.
You can find it on Amazon using the button below. I prefer to buy T2 teas from Amazon because the shipping is usually much faster and cheaper than buying from T2 direct. Usually, the price of the actual tea is the same on both sites.
Ah, what can I recommend for you today? I think an Earl Grey tea is a good alternative to English Breakfast tea to have with meals. The citrus bergamot flavour is pretty refreshing for afternoon tea as well. Read my full tea review of Mlesna Earl Grey Cream Tea next.