Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
Kosher Certified, USDA Organic
Did You Know?
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).
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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Customer Reviews (135) Write a review
This is the first time I purchased English Breakfast from Tea Forte. I usually just buy the herbal teas and buy my black tea from the store. I decided to try this one and am happy I did. It's delicious.
This is such a great black tea that I often choose it instead of the legendary, amazing Bombay Chai. Best black tea ever.
Tastes great without bitterness.
Tea Forte English Breakfast tea is delicious! I have been brewing the loose leaf variety for several years now and have never been disappointed in quality or taste. The service is superior and each order arrives in a timely manner. Highly recommend this company!
I do not drink coffee and appreciate it when a good English Breakfast Tea is smooth but also has a nice "lift" to it. My favorite way to have it is lemon and honey but have had to make do when supplies run out and it is still fabulous!
The English breakfast tea has been my favorite for years. I was glad my husband found the Tea Forte website where I could order loose tea by the pound. Thanks for carrying my favorite tea!
I love everything about this tea - from the adorable container, to the delicious brew, and most importantly the finishing touch - the dainty green leaf. :)
Best black tea
The taste is just exactly what you are hoping for. Mellow but hearty, not the least bit limp.
Exactly What you expect
This a rich strong black tea, Best of the black tea. Remind me when I was in England at a afternoon tea. Its also good in morning.
This tea is super for breakfast. My wife and brother both drink this and rave about how good it is. It is a sure winner when I buy it for them as a gift.
Great tea enjoy it everyday especially I the cup with special lid love it
one of my favorite english breakfast teas
This classic is great any time.
This proper black tea is a great cuppa to wake up for and be woken up by. Now if you only had an equally good Lapsang for tea-time.
Has caffeine for a good start to the morning.
Consistent with Tea Forte quality, great tea!
Best ever. I order by the pound.
I buy this by the pound for both iced and hot tea. Best I have found.
Great flavor, one bag makes a nice pot of tea to share! Will definitely buy again!
This is hands-down the best tea. Clean, fresh taste for those who like a traditional breakfast tea.
I've tried other English Breakfast teas but like this one best. Always my first cup of the day.
Can't be without this fabulous tea - my all-time favorite.
I've tried other English Breakfast teas and this is my favorite. Extremely smooth and the right amount of caffeine for me - not too weak and not too potent
Recently started trying English Breakfast tea - I usually go for Earl/Lady Grey - and this is a really nice blend. I prefer it with a bit of sugar and milk, but it also tastes nice on its own. I try to stick to the steep time, but even if I get distracted and it steeps for an extra minute or two, there's little to no bitterness.
I have tried other brands but in the end I always come back to Tea Forte's blend. The perfect morning tea!
This tea is one of my favorites.
Perfect for milk tea.
Refreshing,uplifting,a special treat for me tea.
LOVE THE TEA THANKS !
My wife loves this Tea!
I love drinking this tea. In fact, it has stopped me from buying tea at the local coffee shop. They use a different brand. I just love the presentation. I love sharing these for special occasions and my kids love them as well!!
A very strong tea, can get two cups from each tea bag. One of our favorites. Delivery was quick, very happy with the purchase.
An excellent black tea instead of coffee
assam is unequaled as a rich breakfast tea and tea forte delivering it in a silk sachet improves the flavor over its competitors.
Full bodied and pairs very well with the rock sugar and milk. Delicious!
I have always drunk black tea in the morning rather than coffee. (Salada, usually) . When i was at Glacier National Park, I tried Tea Forte for the first time and noticed quite a difference; I've been drinking it ever since, though honestly, it's way more expensive than Salada!!!
Love this tea, with the Amber tea sugar.
My mom's favorite tea! She raves about the quality and looks forward to each cup. The presentation of the pyramid tex infusers is so unique, made a great gift.
A delicious and unique tasting English Breakfast tea. the leaves are very robust and makes a perfect cup of tea any time of the day. My Irish relatives loved it.
Classic and you have nothing to dislike about this tea.
This is an awesome classic tea, hearty, smooth, full-flavored. Perfect! It's my go-to tea for it's simplicity and satisfaction.
Strong black tea
true taste. good quality.
Can't miss with this one!
This tea has a wonderful, full flavor for any time of day. Although I have a cupboard full of tea, this is the one I always choose.
One of the best English Breakfast Teas I ever had. Amazing quality.
I enjoy a cup of English Breakfast on weekday mornings. The Black Currant tea is saved for weekends, when I can really savor the cup over a longer breakfast.
This was to be given as a a gift, and they loved it!
Bought this tea for my daughter who is a school teacher and she was the envy of the break room. Delicious tea with lovely presentation.
Not as strong as I like
The best of the black teas we ordered
This tea has a full bodied flavor that I enjoy every morning. I also purchase the individual papers, so I'm basically making my own tea bag. This saves a lot of money over getting individual bags.
I like the flavor of this tea....However, I was disappointed to find that the tea leaves aren’t ‘leafy’ as pictured, but basically coarse ground, which can get annoying if you don’t have a fine mesh strainer. Initially I thought I just got a bad batch of tea, but I ordered 2 more and they were all the same.
Tea sugar and milk with this tea make it a favourite
When in doubt, I always choose Tea Forte English breakfast- the perfect blend of richness that satisfies, any time of day.
This rich, full bodied tea has become my morning favorite, far surpassing those of other brands.
A wonderfully rich, flavorful tea.
im hooked on this tea. i send it to my mother and daughters too
A very good tea to start the day. The flavor and aroma is so pure and pleasant that many of my friends in Japan all ask me to buy it for them as a gift.
I love this tea ! It has a bold and smooth taste ! I have a cup everytime I come home from work it relaxes me after a tough day.
This tea is absolutely great! I first had it at a wedding and I told my husband take as many as you can and I have been hooked ever since .
Beautiful presentation and wonderful variety of teas. I will now order our favorites. Highly recommend.
English breakfast is the perfect cup of tea for an early morning.
Love this tea
If you are a tea fanatic like me, you will love this English Breakfast tea. It is really top notch, with excellent flavor, nice big leaves, giving you a clean and delicious brew.
I had seen the tea for sale in stores or specialized shops. I had never had an opportunity to try it. So, when the staff at Biltmore offered the morning tea selections I chose English Breakfast - love the flavor and just enhanced our morning meal. We returned home and I immediately ordered a box of this tea immediately. Encourage you to stretch your tea options!
Our go to, all around tea.
I am probably a tea purist as I enjoy the basic black, oolong and green teas only. Tea Forte Englis Breakfast is my daily indulgence. It is smooth, balanced and flavorful. The tea sachet is designed to sit at the bottom of the cup to allow for even steeping. I just retired from teaching for 34 years and I love to sit and sip my tea all mornings and watch the sun rise.
My favorite black tea. The flavor is full bodied without being overwhelming and bitter.
My husband and I love your English Breakfast Tea.
Great tea to start the day!!
My favorite tea of all the teas Tea Forte offers. I enjoy this tea any time of the day.
Very nice. Good taste and nice texture. Very enjoyable
LOVE THIS TEA IN THE MORNING AND IN THE AFTERNOON!!
I have been drinking this tea for years. It makes getting up in the morning a real pleasure!
Great tea, reasonably priced, great company to deal with directly.
A smooth cup every time.
I absolutely love this tea, it is my favorite morning black tea by far! I've been out for nearly a month and must buy more now. You won't be sorry, do try this one, it's amazingly delightful and so smooth.
I purchased this tea for myself. I am a long time fan of English Breakfast Tea. I know a good black tea when I drink it. This tea surpassed my expectations. It is full bodied and has a smooth taste. I let it steep for about 3-4 minutes in order to allow the full flavor to emerge. If you are looking for a good black tea, you should definitely try it. Delicious!
My wife is picky about her Tea. She doesn't like fruity or exotic flavors... in fact, she'd always travel with plain Lipton, just to be sure she'd have something to drink. We were traveling with our Son, visiting Colleges in the North East. The night before our visit to UCONN, we stayed at a Sheraton Hotel that served Tea Forte. She tried it and was blown away! Best cup of tea she's ever had. Since we returned home, she's had Tea Forte tea everyday. The Lipton is gone, in fact, we've re-ordered the 50-packs, 4 times now.
Exactly what you'd expect from Tea Forte.
Always quality product
Ok tea but not to die for. For this price I expected better. Not planning to re-order.
I have tried MANY English Breakfast teas. This is the best!!
This tea is so good and never bitter. Smooth taste!
This is great I love it in a bag ! I use loose tea ☕️ At home, but these I can just put in my purse & go !
I love this tea ☕️ it is my favorite!
I've been drinking this tea for years and never tire of it.
I have ordered tea forte before and love it. The flavor and quality are full bodied and wonderful. I take advantage of the sales. It's a great treat for me.
The box is really beautiful and the tea is probably the best I've ever had.
So smooth and absolutely delicious with a beautiful aroma. Very well balanced!
Have loved this tea and its smooth flavor.
Have loved this tea and its smooth flavor.
The tea is very smooth and tasty; packaging is awesome (square bottoms on the bags make it easier to dipping and setting aside). Gave some as gifts and everyone really likes it.
I get this tea for a friend for Christmas, she jsut loves this tea!
If you enjoy a great cup of tea, but like it mellow then you should start here. Once you do, the brands you buy in the store will be good, but you know you deserve great.
Consistent taste from each infuser. Quality is in surpassed.
Great taste with that added boost to get my morning going.
Tea Forte's lemongrass ginger tea is my go to herbal tea. It is refreshing and great a night.
The tea I really do enjoy.
They have the best English breakfast, I don't care for the Earl Grey from here.
Timely delivery. Excellent tasting. Highly satisfied. Looking forward to next special offer.
This is a fine tea. I really enjoy it.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
This is a great everyday tea. It is a must have!
This is a really smooth tea and is very pleasing to the senses. I love how distinct the flavor is.
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.
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?!
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!
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"
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.
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.
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.
"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>
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!