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Black Tea

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

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: Brisk and bold with rich finishing flavors of malt
Aroma: Comforting, tangy and malty, with notes of raisin
Infusion: Deep red
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English Breakfast Tea
English Breakfast 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. Cheryl S.
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent black tea

    This is the best loose leaf black tea I have found. If you like Awake, you will enjoy this robust tea. Using loose teas is much easier than I expected. This has a smoother flavor than the teas I make in my Keurig. Have already gifted this to another tea lover in the family and will definitely order again.

    08/11/18 | SAINT PETERSBURG, FL
  2. Beverly R.
    Verified Buyer

    A Perfect English Breakfast Tea

    I first tried this tea at the Marriott Resort Hotel at Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes. It's a very upscale hotel right on the ocean. After the first sip I was in love. This Tea is exactly what English is all about.

    08/10/18 | Fort, SC
  3. Cary O.
    Verified Buyer

    My Gotta Have!

    I always have to have this tea in the house - my fav- for all occasions. Great relaxing taste- love it!

    08/06/18 | Henderson, NV
  4. Cheryl H.
    Verified Buyer

    A strong vibrant cup of dark tea that a real tea drinker would enjoy.

    This tea is strong and vibrant just as a real tea should be. Unlike most American name brand teas, this is quality tea that does not lose its flavor, depending on the water used. I first became acquainted with this tea on Norwegian cruise line in the owners's suite. I decided that I would buy some once I got home. The tea is a little pricey, but worth the cost to the last drop.

    07/16/18 | River Forest, IL
  5. Karen D.
    Verified Buyer

    The presentation is beautiful

    The tea is excellent

    06/26/18 | Chicago, IL
  6. Ellis W. M.
    Verified Buyer

    A Happy Spouse

    I enjoy pleasing my wife and this tea does that. It is my pleasure to see that she never runs out.

    05/30/18 | Conroe, TX
  7. Danielle D.
    Verified Buyer

    Great tea

    My friend gave me a sample of this and it the best black tea I’ve had.

    04/23/18 | Pittsburgh, PA
  8. Melinda G.
    Verified Buyer

    Unparalleled flavor

    Quite simply, the best English Breakfast tea I've ever tasted, and I've been drinking tea for 55 years.

    04/11/18 | Corrales, NM
  9. Machell D.
    Verified Buyer

    It’s teatime

    It was heavenly, when I was finally able to open the container, as many black loose teas that I’ve experienced, it’s nothing like the black loose tea from Tea Forte, it was a heavily experience, once I was able to get thru the plastic wrap around the new canister, that was an experience that I choose not to repeat. I liked the previous containers, they were simple to open, why fix it when it’s not broken?

    04/08/18 | Euless, TX
  10. Darlene L.
    Verified Buyer

    Awesome Tea

    This tea is absolutely great, smooth and I don't have to use sugar. I am going to order some of the different favors, I've always been a black tea drinker, the quality of this tea superb.

    04/05/18 | New Llano, LA
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