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Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
So, while it certainly sounds elegant, high tea is distinctly lower-class than the leisure-class tradition of having a "low tea" of light snacks followed by a more elaborate, later supper. Incidentally, "low tea" is a phrase that has largely dropped out of popular use, "afternoon tea" is more representative of how the British would refer to the luxurious tea parties of the scones and crumpets variety (as well as more casual afternoon affairs).
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
Great way to start the day!
This goes so well with a bit of sugar and milk. I only steep it for 3 minutes, otherwise I find it to get a little bitter, but it's delicious if you get the timing right!
12/16/13 | Taryn, Minneapolis, MN
We had our Ignite Stream Energy Convention at Omni Hotel in Dallas and each morning I had the pleasure of having two of these cute little triangle bags of tea. What a pleasure to have a really good cup of tea to start the day. The flavor was excellent, the packaging was adorable & I can't wait to order some for home! Thank you Omni for introducing me to this special "tea"
4/22/12 | Linda, Bucks County, PA
Had the pleasure of trying this for the first time at the Omni Corpus Christi, and was very pleased. Wonderfully, full-bodied flavor and an exceptionally clean finish. I'm definately adding it to my morning ritual.
2/9/12 | Scottland, Cibolo, TX
The best tea i ever tasted!!
I have always been a grocery store tea buyer and I came across this tea, and thought to myself I did not know tea could smell this good and when I tasted it "out of this world delicious" now my husband and I are hooked.
4/16/10 | Jerri, Beaumont, TX
My New Signature Tea
I first tried this tea at the Ritz Carlton at Powerscourt in Enniskerry, Ireland. From that moment on I was hooked. I had never tasted anything so smooth and delicious. Like the Irish I take this tea with milk. It's oh so good. I tracked down Tea Forte and order this tea as soon as I returned to the states. My mom had the Raspberry Nectar and was simalarly smitten.
11/30/09 | Yvonne, Norwalk, CT
"The tea is full-bodied"
"This English Breakfast tea from Tea Forte is a perfect example of an bold, invigorating breakfast tea. It is a blend of Assam teas, which are known for their strong flavor with malty undertones."
Read the full detailed review at: www.teareviewblog.com
9/30/09 | Cindy, Webmaster Tea Forté, MA
the perfect Tea
I 1st had the pleasure of trying Forte English Breakfast Tea @ a hotel in Las Vegas, I immediatly wrote down the name of the tea, promising myself more of it in the future. Smooth flavor, with relaxing effects for a morning Tea drinker are important to start a day, & this tea provides such characteristics. I am an American raised to enjoy English Breakfast tea, & I promise you that there is nothing about this tea that is disappointing, great with & without milk. Enjoy!
7/30/09 | Aaron, Washington, DC
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.