South Street Breakfast Blend

4.5 star average rating
14 Reviews Write a Review
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we created a robust breakfast blend of teas from new origins - Colombia, and old origins - India and Sri Lanka. The dark amber liquor is thick and rich with a silky smooth mouth feel and complex flavor. Enjoy this eye-opening cup to start your day or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 4 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)


South Street Breakfast Blend Reviews
4.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (based on 14 reviews)

  • Wish it strained better
  • 3 star rating
  • Colby – CA – December 05, 2020
  • Nice aroma. Reminds me of sagebrush and cocoa powder with slight citrus. Stands up moderately well to some milk. Takes on a slight caramel note and the citrus still peeks through. As other reviewers have noted, there is quite a bit of fines left in the cup after steeping. This is a little off putting the closer you get to the end of the cup.
  • Disappointing
  • 3 star rating
  • Chris – CA – September 06, 2020
  • I really really wanted to like this tea and have a new choice for my breakfast tea rotation. I tried a whole bag, but only once did it hint at any depth. I was expecting more along the direction of the delicious Colombian Breakfast, but it wasn't there, alas. To me, it just tastes like so many other breakfast teas with nothing to distinguish it.
  • Depth of Flavor and Balanced
  • 5 star rating
  • Bonnie – NJ – August 02, 2020
  • I call this my "Enigma" tea because it's so hard for me to pull apart by aroma and taste. Kudos to your tea blender for creating something so hearty and yet so smooth. I especially enjoy that little something approaching, what my taste buds interpret as, cocoa in the gently lingering finish. Equally great with a splash of cream.
  • From the robust to high-register flavor notes...
  • 5 star rating
  • Kim – IA – March 14, 2020
  • Chocolaty AND citrusy! I am a Vithanakande addict and found this tea hit many similar receptors.
  • Minority view
  • Mike – CA – December 18, 2019
  • The aroma and flavor of this tea are very good, but I have to agree with Howard that the silty cup is offputting.
  • Great way to start the day.
  • 5 star rating
  • Stephen – CA – September 15, 2019
  • I've tried other breakfast teas from Upton, but South Street Breakfast Blend is still my favorite way to start the day. It is rich in flavor yet has a very smooth mouth feel. For a consistent experience always carefully measure the amount and temperature of the water, as well as the brew time. It's a somewhat but not totally forgiving blend.
  • Smooth, Flavorful Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Michelle – ME – August 05, 2019
  • I am so glad I tried this tea. It is at once smooth and robust, as started and there are so many flavors for me: cocoa, caramel...I don’t know what else, but it works. It is a regular for me.
  • Fragmented, bits, and powder.
  • 2 star rating
  • Howard – WA – July 16, 2019
  • The color and taste were quite good. Great strength to start the day. The problem is, the leaves were so fragmented that they were mostly dust and powder. These tea "particles" escaped even the smallest holed strainer i have. The filled cup looked more like a brown "snow globe".
  • Versatile
  • 5 star rating
  • Susan – VA – June 20, 2019
  • With medium depth and some brightness. This is a somewhat elegant tea. Quite versatile, though I especially enjoyed it in the afternoon.
  • One of my favorite breakfast blends!
  • 5 star rating
  • Alice – CA – May 02, 2019
  • This has become one of my favorite breakfast blends along with Mincing Lane. It is certainly rich and complex, just up to the edge of over-steeped at 4 minutes. Dense with flavor but well ballanced. I do add a splash of milk.
  • Definitely an eye opener
  • 5 star rating
  • Rebecca – MI – April 07, 2019
  • I bought this tea because I've loved the teas from Colombia I've tried. This is a strong cup of tea - the boldness surprised me a bit on the first pot. I scaled back on the amount on my second pot and it was perfect. I will purchase this again.
  • nice tea - smooth
  • 5 star rating
  • Mary-Pat – MA – April 04, 2019
  • I wasn't what to expect. "Robust" and "eye-opening" to me can sometimes mean "TANNINS!", of which I am not a fan. Not so here: a smooth lovely cup and luxurious with milk.
  • So Smooth and Flavorful
  • 5 star rating
  • Michelle – ME – March 03, 2019
  • I tried this tea on a whim. Tea from Columbia paired with tea from India? It is amazingly smooth, bold, and rich tasting. A nice caramel-like flavor with a splash of milk and a little sugar.
  • A wake-me-up tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Martin – CO – February 28, 2019
  • This is definitely a wake-me-up tea. It is plenty strong at the standard 2.5 grams per cup and 4 minutes steep time even at Denver’s altitude! This one is silky smooth and can take quite a bit of sugar. There is a hint of cocoa.
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