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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. Deborah C.
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      Great morning tea

      I love Tea Forte Tea....i drink English Breakfast every morning with my breakfast.... y'all should try it!

      02/20/19 | LEONA VALLEY, CA
    2. Beth P.
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      Loose breakfast tea

      Your loose teas are so fragrant and satisfying !

      02/20/19 | Holmdel, NJ
    3. Lanse H.
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      Perfect Cup

      I used to think that because I drank the "Queen's tea" that I drank the best until I tasted Tea Forte's English breakfast tea. Wow! For me, Tea Forte is not just the North American tea Champion, it is the world's best tea!

      02/20/19 | Roswell, GA
    4. Karen H.
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      So good!

      This is a great all around tea. I enjoy it first thing in the morning, and last cup of the day!

      02/20/19 | Douglassville, PA
    5. ralph S.
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      English Breakfast Tea

      I cannot order enough English Breakfast Tea for my family. We love it.

      02/20/19 | Weymouth, MA
    6. SALLY R.
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      A good basic cup of tea!

      02/20/19 | Grosse Pointe, MI
    7. Judy R.
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      Breakfast Tea

      This is my favorite tea. I enjoy drinking any time of the day or night.

      02/20/19 | Skokie, IL
    8. Lesley D.
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      Perfect cup of English Breakfast Tea

      Excellent flavor and strength of a genuine cup of English Breakfast tea. And it’s organic! Makes a perfect cup of tea every time!

      02/20/19 | Cincinnati, OH
    9. Jennifer S.
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      This is great quality tea!

      02/20/19 | Charleston, SC
    10. Vatsala S.
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      A seriously nice tea!

      It is as tea should be. Seriously nice.

      02/20/19 | Rochester, VT
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