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).

Read more about English Breakfast Tea:
  • What is English Breakfast Tea?
  • 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. Lori T.
      Verified Buyer

      Love This Tea

      Love the taste, the aroma and can't go without.

      09/15/20 | Hilton Head Island, SC
    2. Daniel T M.
      Verified Buyer

      Very Good Tea, Excellent Value

      Very economical per cup

      09/14/20 | Huntsville, AL
    3. Kate C.
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      Always great, always fresh. This is my one and only daily tea now. Recommend for sure.

      09/03/20 | Plainfield, IN
    4. Barbara M.
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      Best tea ever!

      This is my favorite tea. Good rich flavor. Being a tea lover, i try other brands...but I keep coming back to this one.

      09/02/20 | Fresno, CA
    5. Dana T.
      Verified Buyer

      Rich, bold, and satisfying

      Tea Forte's English Breakfast Tea is by far my favorite. I have been purchasing it for years! I have tried many other brands and this one has the richest and boldest flavor. I use the loose tea so that I can determine the strength I would like for each cup. The Kati cups are a must for the loose teas. Perfect accompaniment. The English Breakfast Tea is truly superb!

      09/02/20 | Wayne, NJ
    6. Maureen T.
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      The best tasting tea I have ever tried, taste so fresh, Its like fresh squeezed orange juice.....the only way I can think of on how to describe!

      09/02/20 | Duxbury, MA
    7. Helen D.
      Verified Buyer

      Loose tea

      The loose tea was an excellent buy. I have saved some of the canister's from previous orders and transferred the tea to those empty ones.

      09/02/20 | La Jolla, CA
    8. Sarah K.
      Verified Buyer

      Best English Breakfast

      This is the best English Breakfast tea my husband and I have ever had. It’s rich and complex tasting, and after we finished the smaller container we knew we needed the one pound package! We both drink this daily.

      09/02/20 | Aurora, IL
    9. Veronica S.
      Verified Buyer

      Best I ever tasted

      This tea is hands down the best English breakfast tea I have ever tasted. Never bitter, full of flavor. It does not disappoint.

      09/02/20 | Thousand Oaks, CA
    10. Bronwyn B.
      Verified Buyer

      Best breakfast tea

      I have tried +++ different teas, at home and travelling. This is by far the best breakfast tea I've found. Rich, flavourful - great way to start the day!

      08/31/20 | Halifax, Canada
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