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Premium Teas

Supermarket teas have improved in quality; does it still make sense to buy premium teas?

What We Learned

Premium teas are almost always picked by hand, sold loose, and mail-ordered, or purchased at specialty tea shops. We chose English breakfast blends from five high-end tea companies and tasted them plain against our winning supermarket teas, first plain and again with milk.

Our results? While the winners of our supermarket tea tasting performed respectably against their premium bret...