English Breakfast Tea

Black Tea

AWARD WINNER: at the North American Tea Championships
Complex malted undertones for a satisfying start to the day.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: Brisk and bold with rich finishing flavors of malt
Aroma: Comforting, tangy and malty, with notes of raisin
Infusion: Deep red
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Tea Type : Black Tea

Our award-winning English Breakfast combines the best traditions of builder's tea with more aristocratic fine teas. Strong and highly caffeinated, this fine tea will start your morning properly, and keep you going throughout the day.

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.

While Americans commonly use the English term "high tea" to refer to an aristocratic tea ceremony, this usage is actually incorrect. The UK and Commonwealth countries look at tea through both aristocratic and working-class lenses. One example of this is "builder's tea" - strong tea drunk with milk and sugar that is named because it is a favorite of construction tradesmen. "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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  • Steeping instructions

    1. Heat water to 208˚F.
    2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
    3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

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

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: Brisk and bold with rich finishing flavors of malt
    Aroma: Comforting, tangy and malty, with notes of raisin
    Infusion: Deep red


    • Organic indian assam black tea

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Jennifer S.

      Rich and Malty

      This is everything I expect of an English breakfast tea. Rich in color and flavor with a delicious black tea aroma! Takes half and half and sugar well. The perfect cup to start the morning.

      03/18/21 | Lewistown, PA
    2. Maida B.
      Verified Buyer

      English breakfast tea

      Have tried other brands of English breakfast tea ( usually in premaid tea bags) and the taste turns me off - always bitter! Your tea is so smooth. It has become my favorite morning brew!

      03/18/21 | Flemington, MO
    3. Mary S.
      Verified Buyer

      Love this Tea

      My favorite tea. Love it!!

      03/09/21 | Brentwood, CA
    4. Seema M.
      Verified Buyer

      Good tea

      If you’re a fan of bold black tea, this is perfect

      03/08/21 | Eagan, MN
    5. Dorothy B.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite tea!

      Love everything about this tea— flavor, packaging and the little green leaf.. a beautiful presentation... makes teatime extra special...

      03/06/21 | Shelton, CT
    6. Daniel L.
      Verified Buyer

      Very good enjoy it very much will get more!

      03/02/21 | CHICO, CA
    7. Janet H.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious tea!

      So relaxing, so delicious!

      03/02/21 | Burbank, CA
    8. Lucinda P.
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      Best chai I’ve found

      This is the best chai I’ve found in my 15+ years of drinking chai

      03/01/21 | Rockville, MD
    9. Judy P.
      Verified Buyer

      My every day tea

      Love this!

      02/28/21 | Fletcher, NC
    10. Susan L.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Breakfast Tea!

      After trying some other Tea Forte blends I decided to sample a classic. English Breakfast. The flavor is superb. Its the perfect tea flavor. Not bitter but just right.

      02/28/21 | San Diego, CA
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