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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. 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).

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. Julie F.

    The BEST tea ever!

    This is one of my favorites. It’s rich with flavor. After you take your first sip, you say ahhhhhh. Love this tea.

    10/10/18 | Fontana, CA
  2. Nancy B.
    Verified Buyer

    Delicious as promised!

    Easy to understand why this is a champion tea

    09/17/18 | Oshkosh, WI
  3. Andrei U.
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    A very solid black tea

    This is a very solid black tea. Not the best I've had in my life, but for the price a solid value. I am guessing it's a blend, but with clear Assam undertones. Good breakfast beverage.

    09/05/18 | Chicago, IL
  4. Carol Thomsen D.
    Verified Buyer

    Assam Tea

    Decades ago my mom gave me a gift of Assam tea. I love the smooth flavor and am comforted by her memories whenever I indulge.

    08/29/18 | Fullerton, CA
  5. Mary V.
    Verified Buyer

    Clean taste

    Clean and full bodied. I love this tea!

    08/29/18 | Naugatuck, CT
  6. Priscila A.
    Verified Buyer

    Want to go to England?

    No need. Just drink this tea! Add hot milk, honey and cinnamon and you’ll give your day the perfect start! Even by itself, the tea is delicious.

    08/29/18 | Berkeley, CA
  7. Gail K.
    Verified Buyer

    My favorite morning tea

    I make a mug of English Breakfast every morning to drink on the way to work.

    08/26/18 | Montverde, FL
  8. kathryn k.
    Verified Buyer

    English Breakfast

    Good way to start the day, one of the best English Breakfast teas available.

    08/25/18 | chandler, AZ
  9. Machell D.
    Verified Buyer

    I love the English Breakfast, I like trying various brands, but I keep coming back to Tea Forte for my loose tea leaves. It’s full and smooth tasting, I love inhaling the aroma of the fresh brewed leaves, My only complaint is the sticky residue on the top of the tea can after I remove the tape, I hate that I have to rub the sticky residue off, nevertheless my tea time with Tea Fortes English Breakfast loose leaf tea is simply wonderful!

    08/25/18 | Euless, TX
  10. Jennifer W.
    Verified Buyer

    Fresh and robust

    08/24/18 | Blue Ridge, GA
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