English Breakfast Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canisters

Black Tea
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).

Read more about English Breakfast Tea:
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  • 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. Bolivar B.
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      Bold, tasty, and FREAKING delicious

      Amazing bold and delicious and aromatic. So happy with this tea. I got hooked.

      12/06/19 | Sanford, ME
    2. Theron N.
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      English Breakfast Tea

      Delicious tea,excellent for any time of the day.

      11/05/19 | Johns Island, SC
    3. Chris W.
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      Could be a bit stronger.

      I found the English breakfast tea to be somewhat weaker than the Irish Breakfast tea I am accustom to from a different vendor. Doesn't stand up well to added milk. Still a good cup of tea.

      10/22/19 | Narragansett, RI
    4. Beverly R.
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      This tea is fantastic!!!!! One of the most delicious English Breakfast teas I have ever tried.

      10/01/19 | Fort Mill, SC
    5. Susan P.
      Verified Buyer

      Wonderful, Robust Tea!

      This full-bodied, Assam black tea has a rich and malty flavor that is always a pleasure and a treat! I am glad that it is offered as a loose leaf tea, as I enjoy steeping this tea using my tea ware from Tea Forte.

      09/02/19 | Summit, NJ
    6. Victoria L.
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      Love this tea!

      08/30/19 | Nederland, TX
    7. Winnifred C.
      Verified Buyer

      Would definitely buy again.

      08/30/19 | South San Francisco, CA
    8. Jennifer H.
      Verified Buyer

      English breakfast tea

      Not impressed with this tea, highly recommend Earl grey.

      08/28/19 | Garden Grove, CA
    9. lia b.
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      Stout breakfast tea

      08/27/19 | ST JOHNSBURY, VT
    10. 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
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