Badlands Breakfast - Aggressive Black Blend

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Badlands Breafkast - Aggressive Black Blend
Blended In-House

The Badlands Breakfastwas blended from the ashes of the old Irish Breakfast, rest it's soul. Doubling down on the Irish style of breakfast tea, we kicked every ingredient up a knotch. Dark Rwandan black? Make it a darker, rougher Tanzanian. Assam black? Make it a ceylon with more malt and more depth. Steamed Kenyan? Nah, make it an Assam to give it more depth.

The result is an aggressive, angry, rough-and-tumble black tea blend made to drink with milk & sugar. It's desert-y, earthy, malty, and has undertones of smoke & sand.

Steep 4:00 with a shot of half 'n' half and a tbsp of sugar for the adventurers.
Steep 4:00-5:00 with a shot of half 'n' half and no sugar for the the wastelanders.
Steep 2:00 straight up for those who like a dose of pain.
Steep 3:00-4:00 straight up for those who are truly lost.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
  • Steep for 4 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
  • Add 1-1.5 oz of milk (about a shot glass worth; we suggest Half 'n' Half) and 1-3 tsp of sugar.
    • Want it straight up? Just steep it for 2 minutes!
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (2-3 tsp usually do it), and enjoy!


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1 Review

  • 5
    Badlands Breakfast

    Posted by Molly on 16th Aug 2019

    Really loving this one. It blends the slightly sweet smoke of the lapsang with a rich, astringent body that's nicely balanced and just the right amount of bitter. I tried this straight, steeped for 3 mins, and also with a splash of soy cream. Both tasted lovely. Will absolutely be buying more in the future.