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scottish breakfast

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: sri lanka

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Whether needed to wash down a full Scottish Breakfast or to warm your bones after a walk on the misty moors, our Scottish Breakfast tea will do the trick. Richly blended with Assam, Keemun, Yunnan and Sri Lankan full-leaf teas, you'll get a deep cup with malty notes, red fruitiness, hints of smoke and a touch of Yunnan pepperiness. Straight up or with a splash of cream, Scottish Breakfast is also a fine companion for your overdue Robbie Burns indulgence: "O, my Luve is like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June. O, my Luve is like the melodie, That's sweetly played in tune." Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Rebecca Haley


      Nice morning tea as a replacement for a cup of coffee. Great with some sugar and cream.

    • Michael M


      I liked this one better than Irish Breakfast, but not as good as Adagio's Yunnan blacks.

    • L P


      Bright and surprisingly sweet--even with longer steeping, it doesn't seem to become as bitter as a standard black tea. I take mine with a bit of heavy cream, but it's also quite good without.

    • melissa Dichiaro


      Very nice strong black tea with mild astringency and a smooth taste

    • Ca U


      Yummy assam tea. Great with milk and sugar. Very rich and smooth

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      Good strong breakfast tea. If you enjoy scottish breakfast teas generally, you'll definitely enjoy this one!

    • RJ

      Regina Jones


      This tea is Strong, Bold and Malty! Happiness in a mug!!

    • Amanda


      This is a lovely bold breakfast tea with hints of chocolate and honey. It's super malty and delicious especially with cream and a bit of sugar to bring out those toasted sugar flavors.

    • Jeanne Tittelfitz


      This is one of my favorite black teas. Good strong tea to wake up in the morning. I will have to order a bigger bag.

    • Mandi B


      Great for those morning when you wake up unsure of what year it is because you slept so deeply that you'd love to curl back up and pass out again. Strong and robust flavors. I add honey, and milk and keeps me going all day.

    • Kaitlin Shanks


      The taste reminds me of iced tea, so you'll probably like this if you like that sort of thing. Very complex flavor profile.

    • MJ

      Michael Jacobson


      By far, one of the best black teas I've had. Strong and intense, its bold bitter flavor is well worth every sip. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes a nice strong cup of tea.

    • Robin Fremer


      One of my morning favorites. I like it black. Perks me up to face the day.

    • Annie Katharine


      This is one of my staples, i always have it on-hand

    • Alaina Michael


      This tea is a great way to start off your morning!

    • BD

      Bob Doss


      Delicious classic black tea. Highly caffeinated to get you up in the morning.

    • Lydia Getgen


      A delicious standard breakfast tea. Slightly malty and smooth

    • Rachel Strom


      Received as a sample & it has become my favorite morning tea!

    • Ryan Witzke


      Smooth, jammy, and smokey. The flavors are layered and I get a slightly different notes each cup.

    • M



      This is a very smooth, quite hardy tea. Definitely good for that morning eye opener. very smooth and drinkable, lots of wake up power,

    • Jessica Deane


      It's stronger in flavor than an Irish Breakfast tea. Although it is not something I would usually go for, it's nice to have it in my tea rotation to break up the monotony a bit. If you like things like English breakfast and Irish Breakfast, but want a stronger punch to it, this is for you!

    • Michael Lewis


      I was surprised how much of the pepperiness comes out of the dry leaf. The tea itself is tasty, with a stronger kick, in my opinion, than my usual Irish breakfast. Takes milk and sugar well.

    • Kat I


      4 of us had this at our recent brunch, it was a hit with 2, one said it was much too strong a tea for breakfast, and I enjoyed it, but have to admit the smokiness of it best places this tea later in the day.

    • improbableZero


      Smoky and dark. It's a little more bitter than I prefer, even with sugar, but my dad likes it.

    • SF

      Sherilyn Fox


      Great basic tea but more flavorful than English or Irish. Also good with a splash of milk.

    • KT

      Kate Taylor


      I love tea. And I love this Scottish Breakfast tea from Adagio, and that is why I keep ordering it!