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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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. Maresa L.
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      High quality

      I’m not a huge fan of plain black tea but have found myself liking it more and more since trying it from Tea Forté. It makes a great strong cup of tea that both looks and tastes of high quality.

      08/23/19 | Sandy, UT
    2. Rebecca W.
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      Great flavor

      Love the flavor of this one and it keeps me going all day.

      08/23/19 | Santa Monica, CA
    3. Douglas H.
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      it's a smooth black tea that I think anyone would love.

      08/22/19 | Batavia, IL
    4. Anne K.
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      Breakfast Treat

      Continues to be my go-to every morning to wake me up. Full-bodied, smooth, delicious.

      08/22/19 | PEORIA, AZ
    5. Judy P.
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      Love this tea!!!!

      Excellent taste. I am very impressed!

      08/20/19 | Fletcher, NC
    6. Judy P.
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      Love it

      Excellent taste. I am very impressed!

      08/20/19 | Fletcher, NC
    7. Manjeet G.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent taste

      Delivery was pretty quick

      08/20/19 | SAN JOSE, CA
    8. JeanAnn M.
      Verified Buyer

      English breakfast

      Love it, best tea I have ever had!

      08/20/19 | Holbrook, NY
    9. kenneth w.
      Verified Buyer

      Best English Breakfast Tea my wife has ever had


      08/20/19 | northport, NY
    10. Bonnie K.
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      I love this tea!

      This is my go to tea now- full flavor, rich, smooth-just love it! My daughter does too!!

      08/20/19 | WORCESTER, MA
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