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Blended Teas

"With the naming of teas -- as with so much else in this life -- it seem best to begin with breakfast. Over a hundred years ago in Scotland a man named Drysdale went into the specialty tea business within sight of the castle of Edinburgh and offered a tea called Breakfast. The firm is still there and still so Scottish they sell refills for their tins. And they still sell the only tea on the market called simply Breakfast and nothing more, probably reasoning that Scots have little need of English or Irish breakfasts, after all, and at that time of day want to be told nothing more than which blend of teas makes a good eye-opener."

-- from James Norwood Pratt's Tea Lover's Treasury © 1982



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