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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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English Breakfast Tea
English Breakfast Tea

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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).

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  • 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)

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    1. Tamara S.
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      Morning get me up!

      Great for getting me going in the morning! Especially good with a teaspoon of honey!

      03/08/20 | Mason City, IA
    2. Victoria L.
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      Still Love This Tea

      Forte Organic English Breakfast tea is a strong mellow tea. It is my favorite. I like good, plain tea. The only thing that could improve it would be if it were grown in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The best tea I have ever had comes from there. Forte English Breakfast is very close. No better can I say.

      03/07/20 | Nederland, TX
    3. Samuel R.
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      Excellent Tea

      I had this at a hotel in San DIego and was thrilled to find it on line.

      02/29/20 | Mount Holly, NJ
    4. Robert H.
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      Great quality

      Great quality- fast shipping

      02/27/20 | ALLENTOWN, PA
    5. Roni R.
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      These are just amazing. The tea blend is delicious.

      02/26/20 | selah, WA
    6. Anne K.
      Verified Buyer

      Wakes me up fast

      Love the bold, smooth flavor.

      02/25/20 | St Peoria, AZ
    7. Dianne D.
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      Delicious black tea...

      02/25/20 | Bloomfield, NJ
    8. EllenMarie B.
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      English Breakfast Black tea

      Best Breakfast tea EVER!!!!

      02/25/20 | Scottsdale, AZ
    9. Helen D.
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      Happy Teas

      I love the Earl Grey and English breakfast teas. My favorite morning beverages bar none.

      02/25/20 | La Jolla, CA
    10. Alicia C.
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      my favorite

      This is my favorite black tea.

      02/25/20 | Glendive, MT
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