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English Breakfast Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canister

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 new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Each canister is 100% recyclable and contains approximately 35-50 servings. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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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. Machell D.
    Verified Buyer

    It’s teatime

    It was heavenly, when I was finally able to open the container, as many black loose teas that I’ve experienced, it’s nothing like the black loose tea from Tea Forte, it was a heavily experience, once I was able to get thru the plastic wrap around the new canister, that was an experience that I choose not to repeat. I liked the previous containers, they were simple to open, why fix it when it’s not broken?

    04/08/18 | Euless, TX
  2. Celeste S.
    Verified Buyer

    Great cup of tea!

    Mellow and rich full bodied tea. Makes for a great cup every time.

    02/28/18 | Belchertown, MA
  3. Cheryl A.
    Verified Buyer

    Best black tea around

    This is my absolute favorite tea. So smooth & full of flavor.

    02/28/18 | REDWOOD CITY, CA
  4. Paula A.
    Verified Buyer

    I have yet to find an English Breakfast that I like better.

    02/28/18 | Byrdstown, TN
  5. Tammy S.
    Verified Buyer

    Good tea!!

    I've tried hot and iced. Good both ways.

    02/28/18 | Hartford, WI
  6. Dennis G.
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    Enjoyable tea with nice flavor.

    02/28/18 | Reno, NV
  7. Paul W.
    Verified Buyer

    Great new packaging

    The lid seal should keep canister teas more fresh.

    02/28/18 | Blue Ridge, GA
  8. Mary C.
    Verified Buyer

    Nice and strong

    Great with a little honey and milk.

    02/28/18 | New York, NY
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    02/27/18 | spotsylvania, VA
  10. Elizabeth H.
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    Solid, strong cuppa.

    I'm an Earl Grey gal, but TF's English Breakfast is a good back up to have around.

    02/26/18 | Austin, TX
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