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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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English Breakfast Tea
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About English Breakfast Tea

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. Ruth C.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent blend

      Excellent blend for starting your day; it’s bright and full bodied.

      02/15/20 | Houston, TX
    2. Laura M.
      Verified Buyer

      best tea

      tea forte english breakfast tea is by far my favorite tea. it is rich and smooth. i like it with milk and sugar. best morning drink during the winter...actually all year round.

      02/15/20 | Hartford, WI
    3. Ruth P.
      Verified Buyer

      Always in my cupboard

      What can I say about this tea? English Breakfast is a standard tea that everyone knows, but this one goes above and beyond normal! It is one of my absolute favorites - hands down!

      02/15/20 | Victor, NY
    4. Victoria L.
      Verified Buyer

      I love this tea!

      This is a great mellow yet full body tea.

      02/14/20 | Nederland, TX
    5. Samira A.
      Verified Buyer

      Very good tea!

      02/14/20 | North Potomac, MD
    6. Pamela F.
      Verified Buyer

      Vibrant tea!

      The English Breakfast tea has the right amount of boldness as a wake-up tea in the morning. Excellent black tea and I loved the canister to keep the tea fresh.

      02/14/20 | Dallas, TX
    7. Larry b.
      Verified Buyer

      Great flavor

      Love this tea for a base black.

      02/14/20 | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
    8. Jamey E.
      Verified Buyer

      Husbands favorite tea

      Eastern European husband drinks this every morning and mid day. He says it’s dark, strong, and rich. He adds a little milk to tone down tannins.

      02/14/20 | Deerfield, IL
    9. Marilyn P.
      Verified Buyer

      My very favorite tea. Hard to find in stores, but easy to get by email. I found this tea years ago at the Omni Hotel in Chicago. Tracked it down and found out how to order it. We reside in Elm Grove Wisconsin and Naples Florida. Thankfully I can receive the tea when I run out. Thank you.

      02/14/20 | Elm Grove, WI
    10. Lori D.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite tea!

      02/14/20 | Westford, MA
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