English Breakfast Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canisters

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

We're proud to offer our loose leaf tea canisters of USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Each canister contains 35-50 servings. All canisters are 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

Steep your favorite loose tea blend using our custom-designed accessories specially made for loose tea, including the KATI® Steeping Cup & Infuser, PUGG Teapot, or our pyramid-shaped Tea Infusers that work with any cup.
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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).

Read more about English Breakfast Tea:
  • What is English Breakfast Tea?
  • How Much Caffeine is in English Breakfast Tea?
  • English Breakfast Tea Benefits
  • What Goes Best with English Breakfast Tea?
  • How to Pair the Perfect Breakfast Tea
  • 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. Robert F.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite!

      Any time or place, a great flavor

      05/16/21 | Unionville, CT
    2. 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
    3. Daniel L.
      Verified Buyer

      Very good enjoy it very much will get more!

      03/02/21 | CHICO, CA
    4. Lucinda P.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    5. 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
    6. Cari W.
      Verified Buyer

      Best English Breakfast

      My favorite English Breakfast tea. Tastes wonderful and has a great pick-me-up quality for tired mornings.

      02/26/21 | Plentywood, MT
    7. Douglas C.
      Verified Buyer

      Great morning Tea

      Another wonderful tea to start the morning. Rich full taste.

      02/26/21 | Washington, PA
    8. Audrey H.
      Verified Buyer

      One of my faves!

      Love this black tea. It’s my “go-to” tea every morning.

      02/23/21 | Murray, UT
    9. Kimberly M.
      Verified Buyer

      It’s okay

      It’s certainly a lot better than a mass produced tea bag. Still, it has no complexity of flavor or interesting undertones. From the previous reviews I was expecting something special. What I got was very ordinary.

      02/17/21 | Marietta, GA
    10. Robin Z.
      Verified Buyer

      Morning Staple

      This is the perfect cup of English Breakfast tea. Excellent way to start a busy day.

      02/07/21 | SAINT PETERS, MO
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