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English Breakfast Tea One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

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

Enjoy our customer favorites in a one pound Loose Tea Pouch. Great for refilling our Loose Leaf Tea Canisters . This is the best value in loose tea we offer. Each pouch contains approximately 160-175 cups of tea.
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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. sheri k.
    Verified Buyer

    Always fresh

    Love this rich and still smooth tea.

    11/02/18 | yucaipa, CA
  2. donna c.
    Verified Buyer

    Delicious Tea

    Best English I've found. Packaging keeps it fresh.

    10/22/18 | hamilton, NJ
  3. Edith K.
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent English Breakfast tea. Full flavour.

    09/17/18 | Calgary, Canada
  4. Michael P.
    Verified Buyer

    Best English Breakfast

    Awesome tasting English Breakfast, start off every morning with a cup or two and it even makes great tasting iced tea.

    08/27/18 | Naples, FL
  5. Edith K.
    Verified Buyer

    A great loose tea that provides a wonderful taste whether with a dessert or on its own.

    08/26/18 | Calgary, Canada
  6. Anne B.
    Verified Buyer

    Really makes a wonderful iced tea!

    08/24/18 | Baltimore, OH
  7. Mabel G.
    Verified Buyer

    Best strong tea

    Excellent strong flavorful tea.

    08/21/18 | Easton, PA
  8. Nancy T.
    Verified Buyer

    Best english breakfast tea

    Addicted to the stuff!!! Been drinking english breakfast tea for many years and this is the best.

    08/19/18 | Youngsville, NC
  9. Susan F L.
    Verified Buyer

    Not whole tea leaves as pictured.

    I was surprised to find that instead of whole leaves, the tea is chopped tea leaves just like in the sachets. I like the blend. It is good for both hot and cold tea. I will not re-order this product. The tea leaves are just too tiny to deal with.

    08/19/18 | Fairview, NC
  10. D.K. A.
    Verified Buyer

    Ordering from Forte

    My recent order of sugar and black English breakfast tea came complete and fast with the free shipping. You can’t go wrong! The website is super easy to use. The sugar you can find under the heading ‘tea ware’. Place your order! You won’t regret it! Great stuff!

    08/19/18 | Auburn, NY
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