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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

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).

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. Sally E.
    Verified Buyer

    The best!

    The best English breakfast tea!

    09/03/18 | Duxbury, MA
  2. John D.
    Verified Buyer

    How I wake up

    We discovered the English Breakfast tea in a restaurant and really liked it so now I have it for "early morning tea" and then at breakfast. The deliveries are quick, the packaging very convenient and for me easily worth the price. Very glad we stumbled across it. John

    08/30/18 | portola valley, CA
  3. Anne K.
    Verified Buyer

    Always Energizing

    Love, Love, Love my favorite English Breakfast Tea....always gets me off to a great start in the mornings. And whatever I have as a delicious "tea-time" snack is always accompanied by this "cuppa" to go along with.

    08/30/18 | Peoria, AZ
  4. Diane W.
    Verified Buyer

    You should try this

    I never liked Englsh Breakfast tea. I thought it was an odd combination of bland and bitter. But I stayed at an Omni hotel and the offer a free beverage delivered to your room, so I ordered tea. When it was English Breakfast I was disappointed, but it was free so I decided to try it. And it was great! I've since ordered this tea several times and can't get through the day without it. I did try a different English Breakfast to see if maybe I remembered wrong, but it was still yucky. So try this even if you don't think you'll like it. I'd suggest starting with a tasting assortment to find several new favorites.

    08/30/18 | Richmond Heights, OH
  5. Carol Thomsen D.
    Verified Buyer

    Assam Tea

    Decades ago my mom gave me a gift of Assam tea. I love the smooth flavor and am comforted by her memories whenever I indulge.

    08/29/18 | Fullerton, CA
  6. Brent D.
    Verified Buyer

    Great morning pick-me-up!

    A beautiful organic black tea with robust flavor. Add some milk and sugar (or honey) and you feel like your back in Chelsea!!

    08/29/18 | SAN DIEGO, CA
  7. Leslie L.
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    Love this tea!

    08/29/18 | Los Angeles, CA
  8. Mary V.
    Verified Buyer

    Clean taste

    Clean and full bodied. I love this tea!

    08/29/18 | Naugatuck, CT
  9. SHAYNA H.
    Verified Buyer

    Tastes delicious!

    08/29/18 | davie, FL
  10. Priscila A.
    Verified Buyer

    Want to go to England?

    No need. Just drink this tea! Add hot milk, honey and cinnamon and you’ll give your day the perfect start! Even by itself, the tea is delicious.

    08/29/18 | Berkeley, CA
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