english breakfast tea

A robust full-bodied cup with a concentrated character of malt and deep undertones that welcome a bit of milk and sugar. Satisfying and delicious, this tea is a great english breakfast cup that can be enjoyed throughout the day.
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English Breakfast Tea

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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.


organic Indian Assam black tea

Caffeine Level



Kosher Certified, USDA Organic

Kosher Certified USDA Organic
English Breakfast Tea
From the State of Assam in the northeastern part of India

Did You Know?

While Americans commonly use the English term "high tea" to refer to an aristocratic tea ceremony, this usage is actually incorrect. "High tea" refers to the physical height of the table, meaning it is tea served at a full-height table rather than a lower sitting table. In other words, high tea refers to combining the light meal of tea and dinner into a single meal. In fact, in some areas of the UK, dinner is referred to simply as "tea."

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).

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Tea type: Organic black tea

Origin: Assam, Sewpur, India

Harvest : 1st - 2nd Flush

From India's Assam growing region and famous Sewpur Estate an outstanding example of a rich and robust, pure Assam wake up tea. For the ultimate English breakfast tea, Tea Forté specially selected this exceptional Organic leaf for its sweet malty body to delight those seeking the quintessential ‘British Cup of Tea. A strong, complex cup with or without milk.

Tasting Notes :

  • Flavor: Brisk and bold with rich finishing flavors of malt
  • Aroma: Comforting, tangy and malty, with notes of raisin
  • Infusion: Deep red
  • Strength: full-bodied and robust

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Event Box

english breakfast tea event box

48 pyramid infusers

Loose Leaf Tea Canister

english breakfast tea loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

english breakfast tea one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

Presentation Box

english breakfast tea presentation box

20 pyramid infusers

petite presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment petite presentation box

two pyramid infusers each: Earl Grey, Black Currant, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla


presentation box black tea assortment

black tea assortment presentation box

four pyramid infusers each: Black Currant, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Orchid Vanilla


single steeps® tea chest single steeps tea chest

single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest

28 pre-portioned pouches, one of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Ameretto, Blood Orange, Bluberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Marzipan, Coconut Chocolate Truffle, Coconut Mango Colada, Cucumber Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Honey Yuzu, Jasmine Green, Lychee Coconut, Mojito Marmalde, Peach Brûlée, Peach Rhubard Preserve, Sencha, Swiss Apple, Tangerine Rosemary, Tupelo Honey Fig, White Ginger Pear, White Cinnamon Sage, Wild Apple Ginger


tea chest tea chest tea tasting assortment

tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Formosa Oolong, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Hazelnut Truffle, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear


tea chest tea chest warming joy

tea chest warming joy tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, English Breakfast, Ginger Snap, Peach Brûlée, Raspberry Ganache, Rum Raisin Biscotti, Sweet Orange Spice, Vienna Cinnamon, Cherry Marzipan, Lemon Sorbetti, Marigold Green, Sencha, Vanilla Pear, Wild Apple Ginger, Apricot Amerreto, Cocotruffle, Peach Jubilee, Spiced Ginger Plum, Winter Chai


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Customer Reviews (25) Write a review

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Tea Forte's lemongrass ginger tea is my go to herbal tea. It is refreshing and great a night.

11/08/16 | Daurise, Redding, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great

The tea I really do enjoy.

10/23/16 | Jordan, Newnan, GA

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They have the best English breakfast, I don't care for the Earl Grey from here.

10/05/16 | Thelma, Cincinnati, OH

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Timely delivery. Excellent tasting. Highly satisfied. Looking forward to next special offer.

09/12/16 | Ellis, Conroe, TX

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This is a fine tea. I really enjoy it.

08/03/16 | Judy, Skokie, IL

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I love the black Tea! Also, got the amber sugar. Tea Forte had up on their website that the sugar was NOT available?! Called them and they explained the mislabeled some of the sugar pouches.......so... I got my sugar!! how nice ! Thanks for the help Tea Forte!

06/27/16 | Doug, Auburn, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Boutique tea!

In my experience.......boutiques are things that are that little something extra and this tea is just that. It has great flavor is presented so uniquely and the company had great service. I love it.

06/07/16 | tamar, san luis obispo, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Excellent!!

I am a Brit - and an avid tea drinker...this one tops them all! Will not drink anything else to start my day... Kudos to "Tea Forte" for getting this right. Highly, highly recommend!

05/26/16 | Debra, Glendale, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Most delicious tea!

I get this tea from my daughter every year for Mother's Day and Christmas it is my absolute favorite. I can't imagine starting my day without it.

05/21/16 | Deirdre, Norman, OK

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The Best English Breakfast Tea!

I've tasted many English Breakfast Teas, and this one is by far my favorite. It's malty and flavorful, and tastes rich with the addition of milk and sweetener.

05/17/16 | Susan, Summit, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The BEST English Breakfast Tea

5 Stars +++ The BEST English Breakfast tea, a must-have for me daily in the morning, delicious, smooth, wonderful taste, never bitter never too strong. I drink it black. I love Tea Forte teas, this one is my favorite. Just ordered another box. The event box is economical, great option. Love the packaging too. I was "turned on" to Tea Forte at a restaurant, fell in love with Tea Forte, sought it out and have been buying it since.

05/15/16 | Christine, Allentown, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Unique Package

I recently stayed at The Roosevelt Hotel and the server brought me this unique package of tea with the pyramid shape and the unique Leaf at the top. Well my curiosity was peaked and I was so surprised by the deep robust taste that I kept the package. I am now purchasing some to add to my various tea collections. If I could give it a 10 star rating I would. Thank You for having such a wonderful tasting tea.

01/10/16 | Marilyn, Pearl River, LA

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As an American, I have been enjoying this tea twice a day while staying at the Hyatt Regency here in Perth... at first intrigued by the display packaging, I have found this tea to be all the folks at Tea Forte say it is... shared recently with an English colleague, she has verified the quality as only the English can: "quite good"!... this product line is destine to have a special place in my Wyoming ranch pantry / kitchen!

08/08/15 | Ed, Story, WY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Very Soothing way to start the day

I recently had this tea at the Cuisinart Resort & Spa in Anguilla purely by accident as a replacement for a brand I requested but they didn't have that morning. It became my request for the remainder of my stay. I am so into this tea!!!! I also used to add teaspoonssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss (not a typo-that's how much sugar I used and coffee was worse) of sugar in my tea. This tea is so smooth with no bitterness, I now use NO sugar at all. I am hooked for life. Once I introduce my co-workers to my new found healthier love, I'm positive it's only a matter of time before they become a lifetime drinker of Tea forte.

07/02/15 | Sylvia, New York City, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love it!

This is a great everyday tea. It is a must have!

04/08/15 | Jennifer, Ocean isle beach, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser Smooth

This is a really smooth tea and is very pleasing to the senses. I love how distinct the flavor is.

04/06/15 | Amanda, Austin, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser PERFECT & SMOOTH

First tried this tea at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire. The pyramid shaped tea bag caught my attention and I haven't stop drinking it since. It is so smooth!!!!! If you have a cup of this one and a cup of another brand, the difference is extremely noticeable. Everyone that I have served it to, that is the first thing they say about the tea......SMOOTH!!!! This is a perfect tea to have when sitting on the veranda at the end of the day and relaxing for that finishing touch.

09/29/14 | NATHAN , Derry, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Never Bitter - Always delicious!

This is the best English Breakfast tea I have ever tasted! I've tried many brands but after steeping to the strength I desire they all left a bitter taste in my mouth. But not this one. I steeped it several minutes, more than normal honestly, and after pouring approached my first sip hesitantly. It was perfect! I drink my tea naturally, that is no milk, cream or sugar. So it's important for it to have a taste that lives pleasantly on my taste buds. I cannot recommend this tea high enough! Drink it leisurely with your morning paper or mid-day with your favorite daytime TV show...Ellen anyone?!

09/16/14 | Lana, Granbury, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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

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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"

04/22/12 | Linda, Bucks County, PA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Excellent

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.

02/09/12 | Scottland, Cibolo, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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.

04/16/10 | Jerri, Beaumont, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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

infuser infuser infuser infuser "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." <p>Read the full detailed review at: <a href="http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=5744" target="_blank">www.teareviewblog.com</a>

09/30/09 | Cindy, Webmaster Tea Forté, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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!

07/30/09 | Aaron, Washington, DC