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. Valerie J.

      Love love love

      I am into my THIRD bag of loose tea! I keep it at home and office.

      07/25/19 | Virginia Beach, VA
    2. Valerie J.

      Searched for years for the best black tea ... first had this at a spa in NM

      I am now a customer for life of Tea Forte. Not only is this tea the best I've every had but their customer service is second to none. I love my PUGG teapot, too!

      07/25/19 | Virginia Beach, VA
    3. Carol D.
      Verified Buyer

      English Breakfast Tea

      This is a repeat order. Great tea. I make a gallon of tea at a time to refrigerate and serve over ice.

      07/22/19 | Fullerton, CA
    4. Leslie R.
      Verified Buyer

      A perfect good morning

      I was looking for the best English Breakfast, and I've found it! This fresh-tasting tea is bright and rich. I love it for my morning wake-up beverage or for afternoon tea. It's so good, I can't remember the last time I had a cup of coffee in the morning.

      06/21/19 | Charlotte, NC
    5. Patty S.
      Verified Buyer

      Not just one of my favorites, it’s my absolute favorite.

      Best English breakfast tea out there. I keep some in my purse for tea at the golf course and restaurants. Nothing compares to it.

      06/19/19 | Aptos, CA
    6. Jason M.
      Verified Buyer

      Mornings never tasted so good!

      Love this tea!

      05/30/19 | Camarillo, CA
    7. Tracy W.
      Verified Buyer

      Great value

      This tea tastes fresh and is a great value for the money. A little goes a long way.

      05/22/19 | ARVADA, CO
    8. Theresa C.
      Verified Buyer

      My Favorite All-day Tea

      Best rich flavored English breakfast tea around.

      05/12/19 | PETALUMA, CA
    9. Genia G.
      Verified Buyer

      My go to morning tea

      Great with milk and a touch of sugar.

      04/15/19 | Mattapoisett, MA
    10. Marie Z.
      Verified Buyer

      english breakfast

      I am new to this tea. I had it while on vacation in an upscale resort restuarant. It is smooth, tasty, robust and crisp without being bitter. I have enjoyed having a cup of tea and am looking forward to using the loose tea leaves in the canister.

      03/25/19 | Winthrop, MA
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