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. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. 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).

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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. Valerie J.

      Searched for years for the best black tea ... first had this at a spa in NM

      I am now a customer for life of Tea Forte. Not only is this tea the best I've every had but their customer service is second to none. I love my PUGG teapot, too!

      07/25/19 | Virginia Beach, VA
    2. Leslie R.
      Verified Buyer

      A perfect good morning

      I was looking for the best English Breakfast, and I've found it! This fresh-tasting tea is bright and rich. I love it for my morning wake-up beverage or for afternoon tea. It's so good, I can't remember the last time I had a cup of coffee in the morning.

      06/21/19 | Charlotte, NC
    3. Tracy W.
      Verified Buyer

      Great value

      This tea tastes fresh and is a great value for the money. A little goes a long way.

      05/22/19 | ARVADA, CO
    4. Leonora H.
      Verified Buyer

      Great - mild but flavorful!

      Don’t usually drink tea in the morning as coffee is my beverage of choice. But for the days I’m looking for a change of pace this one nicely fits the bill.

      02/28/19 | Sun City West, AZ
    5. Michael R.
      Verified Buyer

      One of the Staples in My Tea Cupboard!!

      I like to drink a variety of teas: (black, green, oolong, rooibos and herbal). After trying a few Single Steeps collections and reading reviews, I chose this as a basic black tea option. It has gained entrance into my favorite four collection. Tastes great with honey.

      02/26/19 | Gurnee, IL
    6. Cheryl P.
      Verified Buyer

      A bracing breakfast; who needs coffee?

      A deeply lovely and rich tea with a strong but not overwhelming flavor that stands up to lemon or milk. Great for a mid-afternoon slump fix too!

      02/25/19 | New York, NY
    7. jessica R.
      Verified Buyer

      Balanced. Perfect. Enjoyable.

      Like it.

      02/23/19 | Darien, CT
    8. Donna K.
      Verified Buyer

      So good!!!

      Love this tea!!!

      02/22/19 | MANCHESTER, NH
    9. Machell D.
      Verified Buyer

      The best tea

      It’s smooth, light and very tasty!

      02/22/19 | Euless, TX
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      02/21/19 | Nutley, NJ
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