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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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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  • 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. Kathy M.
      Verified Buyer

      One of my husbands favorites!

      12/31/19 | Bellbrook, OH
    2. Kristin H.

      Everyone has his/her own tea preference. I read reviews before purchasing Tea Forte products, but it is really what you prefer. That being said, this is my opinion. I have purchased many high-end teas from various "name brand" companies and this is my favorite English Breakfast tea. I have read that others don't think it is strong enough. If you steep the infuser longer than the 3-5 minutes before adding anything to it, it will be a much stronger tea. I personally leave the infuser in for over ten minutes before adding milk, no sweetener.

      12/30/19 | Hope Valley, RI
    3. Rosaline A.
      Verified Buyer

      This is a staple in my house!

      I am so happy I found this tea!!! I love it so much. It’s beautiful presentation and a delicious taste. I have purchased multiple times and it’s consistently great. It’s true English breakfast. I drink with milk. My husband doesn’t. And we love it either way. Excellent tea!!!

      12/24/19 | Moorpark, CA
    4. Amy D.
      Verified Buyer

      Everyday Tea

      Sturdy and solid.

      12/19/19 | Williamstown, MA
    5. Sharon P.

      Good classic tea

      This English Breakfast tea is a very good version of a classic flavor. I prefer it just as it is, but occasionally add milk as well. It is a strong dark flavor, but not overly so. Having a tea that I don't need to add any sweeteners, is convenient.

      12/19/19 | NEW KENT, VA
    6. Ellis M.
      Verified Buyer

      My wife will be sorely disappointed if for some reason we can no longer get it.

      Would be redundant.

      12/10/19 | Conroe, TX
    7. Bolivar B.
      Verified Buyer

      Bold, tasty, and FREAKING delicious

      Amazing bold and delicious and aromatic. So happy with this tea. I got hooked.

      12/06/19 | Sanford, ME
    8. Debbie M.
      Verified Buyer

      Great tea

      Love this tea. Has a lot of body and flavor. Perfect morning tea to start the day

      12/01/19 | SURPRISE, AZ
    9. Theron N.
      Verified Buyer

      English Breakfast Tea

      Delicious tea,excellent for any time of the day.

      11/05/19 | Johns Island, SC
    10. Ellen H.
      Verified Buyer


      I love a good cup of tea in the morning with a slice of lemon. It's my ultimate indulgence. But when I spend $1 per bag for a cup of tea, I expect excellence. I'm really sorry I didn't get it. I ordered the English Breakfast tea. The packaging is well done, the bags with the little leaf are darling, but I didn't feel the product delivered. I always pre-heat the cup with hot water and then dump the water out, then add fresh hot water with the tea bag. I brewed it the right amount of time. But the tea was only average, dare I say only on par with what I could pick up at the grocery store. I'm really sorry, because I wanted it to be sensational.

      10/25/19 | West Jordan, UT
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