A bold, full-bodied black tea, this English Breakfast is perfect morning, noon or night (if you can handle the caffeine!). What makes this aromatic selection truly special is its global character: The blend is derived from tea grown high in the rich, volcanic soil of the hills looming over Africa's Great Rift Valley. It has an unforgettable silky smoothness, along with a beautiful copper color reminiscent of an early morning Rwandan sunrise. You'll be hard-pressed to stop after a single cup!
Amount: 1 sachet per 8-12 oz. of water
Temperature: 212 ̊ (A full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 2-3 minutes
About Our Tea
Rakkasan is the old Japanese word for parachute. It's also the nickname of a unit in the Army's 101st Airborne Division. In Iraq and Afghanistan, RTC’s founders led Rakkasans in combat, often drinking tea with locals. The experience inspired them to help the economies of war-torn areas. Now they find the hidden gems. Unlike most premium tea in the U.S., RTC sources from carefully selected estates in post-conflict countries as a way to promote peace and economic growth.
There are times we just can't use loose leaf tea. These are the best alternative I've found. Take 'em to work. Even put an empty cup under an empty Keurig chamber . Not quite loose leaf Gorilla Mountain, but better than other tea bags.
Good ole English Breakfast. Hits the spot when you need it to. This one is nice and brisk with a bit of astringency but also has a smoothness to it. Great woody notes and a bit of earth. Would go well with milk but I wouldn’t add sugar unless you really need it.
I love this bold taste plus the caffeine jolt needed to start my mornings!
The sachets are convenient and will be taken on my next cruise as they hype a coffee bar but offer limited tea options. Not acceptable for my Rakkasan addiction!!