Island Breakfast

Regular price $6.50

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme

Ingredients: Organic Black Pekoe Teas from China, India, and Sri Lanka

Description: From challenge comes opportunity. The recipe for this delightful morning tea was hand crafted at Westholme in an effort to overcome supply shortages faced across the tea industry during 2020-2021. At a time where we are unable to blend our original home recipe versions of traditional breakfast teas, Island Breakfast emerged in response - and we enjoy this tea so much it is here to stay! Crafted with broken-leaf organic pekoe teas sourced from Estates around the world, Island Breakfast weaves together a crisp tea from Ceylon, a malty Assam tea, and a Chinese black tea known for its cocoa complexity. Excellent on its own, or with a spot of milk and honey. Island Breakfast is a well-rounded, bold yet comforting breakfast tea. It holds the middle seat between our Cowichan Breakfast and West Coast Breakfast blends in our Westholme Breakfast Tea Collection.

Tasting Notes: This tea is forthright with sweetly toasted earthy notes, a light malt and a crisp citrus tartness. A light aroma of delicate florals rises from the cup. The steep stays smooth from beginning to end. It finishes strong with a pleasant dry astringent linger. A hint of burnt caramel aroma sits at the bottom of the empty cup. May this breakfast blend inspire all those who sip it to start their morning with the same perspective: ready to find the opportunity in any challenge.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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