4 Examples of Breakfast Teas

What is a Breakfast Tea?

There is more to it than just a tea for a hearty breakfast. Breakfast teas are a blend of black teas from different countries. The most common blends are English, Irish and Scottish. Keemun from China was highly prized as the English’s favorite black tea, but it became rare and expensive during trade disagreements. To make Keemun last longer the British blended it with more common teas, hence English Breakfast.

  • English Breakfast is by far the most common. It is the lightest of the major three. most of the blend is Ceylon for Sri Lanka. This happens to be the place where Sir Lipton got most his tea. Other regional teas in the blend include Keemun and Assam.
  • Irish Breakfast is a stronger blend with the majority of tea coming from Assam (India). Assam black teas are the boldest teas in Asia. The timing of higher Indian export of Assam Tea and the rise of tea interest in Ireland led to a favoring of Assam in the Irish blend. Other regional teas in this blend include Ceylon and Keemun.
  • Scottish Breakfast tea is bolder than Irish with it’s combination of Kenyan Teas and Assam Tea. It is said that Scottish Breakfast is the strongest of them all because of the soft water in Scotland lead to lighter infusions.
  • A lesser known breakfast tea is Queen Catherine. Queen Catherine was married to King Charles II in 1662. She popularized breakfast tea and her blend is lighter than English Breakfast since it is a blend of Chinese Black Teas including Keemun.

So there is your five minute explanation of what breakfast teas are and what makes them different.

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What’s Brewing at S&S in September

New Artist’s Installation

African Sunset

African Sunset

We are excited to have Tim Dobert fromDobertsCanvas.com showing his artwork at Short and Stout Tea. Tim has great range from detailed butterflies, Buddhism inspired hill tops and terrific ocean scenes. He is making his amazing paintings even more affordable with a $50 off groupon.

Check out the deal here at Groupon.com

Mopar Car Show at Short and Stout Tea

with Cafe Calabria Sept 13th

On Saturday, September 13th from 9am to 12 noon with Café Calabria, we will be sponsoring a Mopar Car show in our parking lot. We will be offering free tea and pastries for registrants. More details will be available on our facebook page and atCapitalCarShows.com

Craft Fair Updates for September

We will be at Apple and Wine Festival in the Altamont Fairgrounds on September 13thand 14th. This is a fun and festive event for everyone in the family. We will be at the BIZ Expo at Colonie Center Mall Friday September 26 through Sunday 28th. This event will feature unique home-based, small business and party plan companies including a select group of Arts & Crafts.

Details on Our One Year Anniversary Celebration

From October 1st to October 7th, we will be offering 20% off loose tea and accessories, $2 for a pot of tea served in house or to go cup and $1 teas for the children.

Let the gift of Short and Stout Tea be the gift given to your friends. Bring a friend that has never been to the Tea Shop and both of you will receive a free tea sample of your choice and be entered to win a prize. All first time visitors are eligible. Even if your friend doesn’t love tea, don’t worry, that is just a challenge for our staff to find the right match!

The festivities culminate with a sampling party on Tuesday, October 7th from 4 to 6pm.


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