English Breakfast Tea

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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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).

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  • 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. Brigitte D.
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      Delicious tea

      This tea is delicious. I get through an event box more quickly than I would like to! Try it!

      11/10/20 | Thibodaux, LA
    2. patsy s.
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      My go to fave. I don't care for most flavored teas so I often will mix them with this one.

      EXCELLENT. Best on the market by far.

      10/28/20 | cripple creek, CO
    3. Geneva B.
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      Good blend

      Good English Breakfast blend.

      10/20/20 | Philadelphia, PA
    4. Patricia S.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea ever

      I start getting frantic when I see I’ve only got two teabags left. Ordering more is highest priority for that morning.

      10/17/20 | Aptos, CA
    5. Mary G.
      Verified Buyer

      English Breakfast Tea!

      I absolutely love Tea Forte's English Breakfast Tea!

      10/06/20 | Bristol, PA
    6. Barbara Y.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea

      I buy this tea for my best friend who LOVES this tea.

      10/06/20 | BALDWINSVILLE, NY
    7. Kanoe F.
      Verified Buyer

      Favorite Morning Tea

      My go to tea for every morning. Literally my breakfast.

      09/30/20 | Honolulu, HI
    8. Barbara P.
      Verified Buyer

      Good morning!

      I like black tea in the mornings and the Tea Forte English Breakfast is consistently a good, flavorful black tea - just an ideal breakfast tea.

      09/28/20 | Collierville, TN
    9. Juanita S.
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      So surprised this was so weak and tasteless. I prepared it properly and repeated to see if it was me or the tea. It was the tea. So sad as this is a favorite.

      09/24/20 | ozone park, NY
    10. Linda F.
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      Super satisfied!

      The taste is so good I have ordered a bag.

      09/22/20 | Toledo, OH
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