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Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend

For this blend, we paired a hearty Assam with a smooth and flavorful Yunnan, for a cup that is highly enjoyable. The invigorating liquor has a full mouth feel, subtle spicy notes, and a lingering aftertaste. While milk is recommended, it is enjoyable plain.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 11 reviews)

Tea Party
sharon – MI – February 21, 2020

Great tea to serve to a large number of guests.

A favorite breakfast blend, subtle smokiness
Alice – CA – January 04, 2020

This has been one of my favorite breakfast blends. I steep it the full five minutes and add a touch of milk. As others have mentioned, there really is a subtle smokiness which is unexpected but I love. Maybe some earthiness too. It certainly rich and gets the morning going. I am amazed at how quickly I use up my supply.

Chris – WA – November 05, 2019

I had a hard time zeroing in on a preparation of this blend that worked for me. It typically tasted like a blonde tobacco; sweetish and floral which wasn’t the earthy, spicy thing I was after.

very nice
VICKIE – OH – October 29, 2019

I have not tried a breakfast tea for some time, and I am at the bottom of my sample wishing I had a larger bag! This is lovely! Thank you!

Ana – IA – October 08, 2019

I drink tea very strong, with whole milk and sugar. This is delicious that way. It has the balanced flavor, though, that would make it delicious black as well. This is the tea I've been looking for!

A great black tea blend
Jonathan – MO – May 28, 2019

I'm not much a fan of the broken leaves in many blends since they impart too much astringency and bitterness for my taste. I was glad to see that the Mincing Lane Breakfast was full and large leaves. This blend is very well made and emphasizes the malty flavors of the Assam and the slighty peppery and cocoa-y full body of the Yunnan

Nice morning wake-up
Mary-Pat – MA – April 11, 2019

It's a little toasty-malty, a little smoky, a little peppery, a tiny bite. I like this tea with milk, gives it a nice nutty rounded taste, but the tiny spiciness brightens it up. I like assam/yunan blend. I had a Fauchon blend many years ago that was so good it took my breath away. I have been looking to replace it ever since. This is close.

Favorite of the English Breakfast blends
Katherine – NY – February 20, 2019

This is the only English Breakfast blend I like both with and without milk. Classic flavor, but there is a subtle smokiness, that makes this more interesting. I generally can't handle smoky tea, but find this one truly exceptional.

Not my cup
Chris – CA – August 25, 2018

This is the first Yunnan blend I've tried in a long time, but I find I just don't like Yunnan because it tastes bitter to me at any steeping time. I'm sure it's a fine blend, but it's not for me.

Great for Breakfast!
Katie – IL – June 01, 2018

This is a really well-balanced blend with a bit of brightness at the finish that makes it perfect for breakfast. I love it with a splash of cream. I have tried many different black blends, but this is a favorite!

Magnificently balanced breakfast tea
Emily – MA – February 03, 2018

Mincing Lane has been one of the favorites teas of our household for many years. It is at once bracing and subtle, an envigorating breakfast tea, pleasing with or without milk.

Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend Review