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brigadoon breakfast

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: china india

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Like the fictional Scottish town of Brigadoon, this special Leap Year tea only appears once every few years. Luckily, it's every four years instead of a hundred! Celebrate Leap Day with this Scottish Breakfast Blend of Assam and Keemun teas. We've added a touch of Silver Needle and blue cornflowers to evoke the blue and white of the Scottish flag that Brigadoon would fly. Leap Day is needed to correct the fact that the Gregorian calendar year is about 6 hours shorter than a solar calendar year. The extra day is an opportunity to do something out of the ordinary, something that doesn't come along too often. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Jessica Deane

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      I love this! It’s like a classic breakfast tea, with a little extra oomph of flavor to mix it up! I wish I had ordered more—instead I find I just hoard it!

    • Stephanie Wade

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      A favorite of mine, a twist on classic Breakfast blend. I like the addition of the silver needle, especially; and it makes a nice strong brew that stands up well to a bit of milk.

    • kelsey Norris

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      What a great tea when you need a quick pick me up!

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      Skyeler Elizabeth

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      A sweet black tea. A bit temperamental, it took me a few tries to get it just right, but now I love it. Caffeine is very strong!

    • Leslie Saunders

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      I love this tea and wait for it every 4 years. Wish I had ordered more now that I am home for a full pot of tea every day.

    • Savannah Shanton

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      Very glad I ordered this when I could! Wish I had ordered more.

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      Tia Robertson

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      I love trying rare and unique teas, so I leaped upon the chance to try Brigadoon this year. Absolutely no regrets! It only takes a little bit of sweetener to bring out a caramel-like taste, but with depth that you'd expect from a cup of coffee. I only bought one tin, so this will be a very special occasion tea!

    • Lydia Getgen

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      This tea is only available on Leap Day every 4 years, so stock up! A deliciously smooth and malty Scottish Breakfast blend

    • Megan de Araujo

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      I ordered this on a whim 4 years ago and could not be happier! It is almost time for it to come back and I am literally counting the days. I tried to ration it when I first got it, since I only got one bag and knew it wouldn’t be available again for a while. Of course that didn’t last long. This tea is strong and perfect for a cool spring morning. I will definitely be ordering more when it comes back again!