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Once I find something I like, I tend to choose it over and over again. But once I landed on Scottish Breakfast tea, I stuck. Steep for 3 to 4 minutes. According to legend, it was invented in Edinburgh, Scotland, by a Scottish tea master. Each Scottish tea has a unique taste. Perhaps if the winner is taken by one of the other teas they can convince me to stray from my beloved morning mug of Scottish Breakfast tea. Additionally, in order to spread the tea-love as far as my meagre funds will allow, three runners-up will each receive an envelope containing five individually wrapped bags of Scottish Breakfast Tea from the Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company. English breakfast tea with Keemun is usually more expensive. The reports say that around 80,000 people c... You heard me. As to the difference between English Breakfast tea and Scottish Breakfast tea, I am still not entirely sure. Lipton, one of the most recognizable brands, was started by a Scottish citizen. Its conjecture, but perhaps the water in Scotland demanded a stronger tea. Queen Victoria, fond of all things Scottish, popularized the blend in England. Once I find somethin... Hogmanay is the most important holiday in Scotland, celebrated with more fervour than Christmas. Scottish Breakfast Tea usually is created singly or blended from China, Assam, Ceylon, Indonesia, or African black teas. There is no requirement for any reposting or tweeting or facebooking of this giveaway in order to enter, but if you feel inclined to spread the word, please accept this multitude of cyber kisses I am blowing your way. Scottish Blend Tea was launched as the first specially blended tea for Scotland. Twirl your tongue around inside your mouth and gather as much saliva as you can muster. He was one of the first to create a specific brand of tea that would be the same everywhere it was sold. Taylors of Harrogate – Their Scottish Breakfast tea is a blend from the Assam region of India and was created to be a “thick” and strong cup of tea with a rich malty taste that is best served with milk, an ideal breakfast tea. There should be a word for a saga which time has faded into myth and obscurity. As such, it gives me enormous pleasure to offer a giveaway for tea lovers. © Blogger template 'Isolation' by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008. Back in the day, teas were blended specifically for the water conditions of the areas in which they were marketed and consumed. Lipton, one of the most recognizable brands, started in Scotland. Perhaps I should have sampled them both with a massive big fry up, which is the traditional way to drink breakfast teas. You may discover you really prefer one type of tea over another. Although the most popular type of tea is English Breakfast, it was actually created in Scotland. I have a procured a special gift box from the Edinburgh Tea and Coffee Company, entitled. It eventually became known as breakfast tea. When the egg has been added to the pan, the bacon should be placed on a grill pan and under a hot grill for two to three minutes each side until done. In the spirit of experimentation I went out this morning and bought some Whittard of Chelsea English Breakfast Tea, in order to compare mug-for-mug with my beloved Scottish Breakfast blend. All names will go into the hat of treats and the winners will be drawn and announced on Sunday. Then, you can add milk or sugar. Brooke Bond – Their Scottish Blend is especially blended to brew to perfection in soft Scottish water. Plunge it into hot oil until maximum saturation is reached. To enter this giveaway, please leave a tea-themed comment below before Saturday, 29 May. Despite an ingrained curiosity about things that are new to me, I can also be stubborn when it comes to food and drink. Soft water is predominant in Scotland, so a stronger tea blend had to be developed to overcome the challenges with steeping a decent cup. But few realize the importance Scotland played in making tea so popular. Irish Breakfast Tea has a robust taste, and is red in colour. English breakfast may actually have its origins in Scotland, where legend has it that a tea … Right then. I understand it is simply a different mix of black teas to come up with a specific flavour, but then you have different brands of those teas as well, so for the moment I am still confused. Our Scottish Breakfast Tea is a full flavored with notes of cedar and walnut. The origin of English breakfast tea varies but the most common story is that it was created by Scottish tea merchant Robert Drysdale in the late 19th century in America. Over the years, companies across the world have copied this tea. Two of the leading authentic Scottish teas are Scottish Blend and Brodies. I have always preferred a more fragrant tea over the standard black tea that many people drink here. In the 1890s, Lipton expanded his brand to America. Get the latest updates on new products and upcoming sales. This is a pizza supper. The Scottish Breakfast Tea has that fragrance I mentioned early - the light and heady, almost malty flavour. Simply email me at. Today, Brodies still produces tea in Scotland. Brodies started in Leith, Scotland, where tea clippers once landed their cargoes. Scottish Breakfast, made by companies around the world, is a full-bodied black tea with a malty flavor best served with sugar and milk. Perhaps I should have sampled them both with a massive big fry up, which is the traditional way to drink breakfast teas. As usual this giveaway is airmail friendly, and you can also enter if you do not have a blog. Today, two types of Scottish tea predominate: Scottish Breakfast and tea blended specifically for Scotland's soft water. Tea proved to be a big hit in England and in the rest of Europe when it was introduced from Asia, although as a general rule, only the upper classes could afford to drink the beverage. For example, whenever my beloved and I go to our favourite Thai restaurant. The traditional types are usually made from Chinese tea… But if I had done that I would be napping now instead of writing this post. Today, two types of Scottish tea predominate: Scottish Breakfast and tea blended specifically for Scotland's soft water. Many years ago, before we had the … I could not detect this in the English blend, which was strong and bold but seemed more straight forward. Perhaps I should have sampled them both with a massive big fry up, which is the traditional way to drink breakfast … Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the lucky winners***************, It's official: I am now the queen of oatcakes, My big afternoon at The Taste of Edinburgh Festival, Stirring the creative caldron at Balvaird Castle, Armchair travels: My favourite Scotland guidebooks. I could not detect this in the English blend, which was strong and bold but seemed more straight forward. Scotland's relationship with tea started in the early 1600s, when it was formally introduced to the country. Top the teapot with boiling water from the kettle. I must admit I have not tried the three other flavours. Thomas Lipton opened his first grocery shop in Glasgow, Scotland in 1871. Scottish Tea is blended for the soft waters of Scotland. Two mugs of strong tea later my head feels slightly swollen by caffeine, but I can tell you that yes, there is a difference. Imagine me, buttered scone at the ready, sipping alternatively between one mug and another, trying to discern the difference between the two.