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Scottish Breakfast Blend

Blended from select teas of India, Sri Lanka, and China to appeal to those who favor an eye-opening experience in the morning, this loose Scottish broken-leaf tea yields a cup with a round, full flavor, malty notes, and brisk character. A perfect choice to start the day.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Scottish Breakfast Blend Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 15 reviews)

My go-to breakfast blend
Chris – WA – November 04, 2019

Since I first tried it, this was close to my platonic ideal of what I wanted in a breakfast blend. Sweet with something spicy, probably owing to the Chinese in the blend.

My daily tea
Bodhi – NH – July 11, 2019

Usually I drink three cups of this a day, with milk. As I've gotten older my preferences have shifted to more full-bodied, robust teas, and my steeping time has gradually increased. I didn't think I ever went as low as the three minutes that's recommended here. I probably started with 5 or 6. I'm up to 13 at the moment, and get a taste I love!

Classic tastes you can't pass up!
Theodore – IN – April 19, 2019

The initial pour over the tea is a highlight. The aroma is classic "tea". In my opinion, this is a great iced tea blend. For hot tea, if steep is short, the taste is balanced. There is a bitter after taste on the back end, but as a sweet tea it would be an amazing refreshment as the there are subtle hints of caramel, chocolate, a bit of citrus.

Strong black tea
Marty – MO – January 09, 2019

I have been trying a bunch of black teas to try and find one I like because I've generally not been a fan of the flavor that I'd describe as "sock-y". This tea has a very strong flavor and I did not enjoy its taste. If you are a fan of black tea then you will likely enjoy it.

A gentle eye-opener for mornings
John – NJ – November 15, 2018

This tea satisfies me better than any other for breakfast/morning use. I have sought in many places, but nowhere else have I found such a brisk and crisp blend. Good with milk and / or sugar, or just as is. Upton's have done themselves proud! Especially good for winter breakfasts.

My morning go-to for years!
Dave – MO – September 12, 2018

I've bought it by the kilo for years. Always balanced, bracing, rich and delicious.

The perfect breakfast blend ...
C. M. – AZ – August 22, 2018

... has been my favorite morning brew for many years! Rich & hearty with milk & sugar.

Mary – CT – August 19, 2018

I LOVE this tea, I've always been an Irish Breakfast fan, my allegiance has now switched. It's perfect when steeped for 3 min, sweet to the tongue with the delightful maltiness for which assam teas are famous. I bought a big tin of this and little samples of other breakfast teas for comparison; my bet paid off, this was by far my favorite!

Would give this tea ten stars if I could!
Virginia Waterman – NC – February 05, 2018

Been drinking this tea for years~have gotten family members and friends to try it and once tried, to love it as well! As other reviewers have noted, has a wonderfully strong but smooth taste, and a smoky note that reminds me of the Outer Hebrides on a chilly morning. Please never stop offering this wonderful tea.

Lois – NH – January 23, 2018

Taylor's Scottish breakfast fan but this is tops it in complexity of flavor and strength. Very satisfying.

Morning favorite
Brian – ID – January 07, 2018

I hope everyone finds a tea that pleases them as much as this one pleases me in the morning.

The best part of waking up
Tim – WI – December 09, 2017

Dark, malty with a touch of spicy smokiness. This is a great blend to replace your coffee dependency. Great with milk (or even cream) and sugar to cut the bite. Don't over brew it or it gets bitter.

A hearty cup
J.J. – IL – November 29, 2017

Hands down, the best Scottish Breakfast blend I've tried. Strong & malty, it has a heft and depth that is particularly appealing, with the slightest hint of smokiness, (probably from the Yunnan), which makes it unique. Five minute steep, plus milk & a little sugar--perfect.

Lovely smooth morning tea
Linda – ME – November 28, 2017

I’ve been drinking Keemun for decades, and tried this tea on a whim a few years ago. It’s become my morning tea — its smooth, blended flavor is assertive but doesn’t hit you over the head. Very comforting, warm wake up call. I steep for 3 minutes tops to keep the tanins at bay.

A real morning eye opener
Ann – VA – October 24, 2017

This is the only beverage I have found that makes sure I get to work on time and ready for the day ahead. I am not a morning person and I do not drink coffee. I steep it for 4 minutes and pair it with whole or 2% milk. I love it!

Scottish Breakfast Blend Review