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)

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    1. John L.
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      How I start every day

      A pyramid makes a fine cuppa before breakfast and I have another around 16.30. Great flavour and absolutely consistent and there is more tea than in a normal tea bag; 3.5 grams rather than 2.0. The pyramid package keeps the leaves spread out for a second cup.

      09/10/20 | Cupertino, CA
    2. Harold W.
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      Great breakfast tea

      Great tea to start your day

      09/07/20 | Manalapan, NJ
    3. Anesys S.
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      Wonderful Tea

      It is not bitter at all, so you can brew it quite strong and it still has good flavor.

      09/06/20 | Rego Park, NY
    4. Deborah M.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Ever!

      I got the black tea sampler as a christmas gift last year. they were the freshest teas I have ever had!!!! Full of flavor and outta sight fresh. I have been buying the English Breakfast tea since Christmas. Love Love Love it!!! Go get yourself some!

      09/03/20 | Brookfield, IL
    5. Kate C.
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      Always great, always fresh. This is my one and only daily tea now. Recommend for sure.

      09/03/20 | Plainfield, IN
    6. Lisa W.
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      All time favorite

      Classic tea- amazing taste!

      09/02/20 | Rochester, NY
    7. Barbara M.
      Verified Buyer

      Best tea ever!

      This is my favorite tea. Good rich flavor. Being a tea lover, i try other brands...but I keep coming back to this one.

      09/02/20 | Fresno, CA
    8. Dana T.
      Verified Buyer

      Rich, bold, and satisfying

      Tea Forte's English Breakfast Tea is by far my favorite. I have been purchasing it for years! I have tried many other brands and this one has the richest and boldest flavor. I use the loose tea so that I can determine the strength I would like for each cup. The Kati cups are a must for the loose teas. Perfect accompaniment. The English Breakfast Tea is truly superb!

      09/02/20 | Wayne, NJ
    9. Susan M.
      Verified Buyer

      Consistently Good

      A really nice rich black tea

      09/02/20 | Chino Hills, CA
    10. Debra M.
      Verified Buyer

      Everyday the Tea Forte way

      Twinnings, Tetley, or Tea Forte English Breakfast Tea in the morning? It's like choosing between milk, half and half and cream: like the others but must have cream! Must have Tea Forte if I can get it!

      09/02/20 | Del Mar, CA
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