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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

    Ingredients

    • Organic indian assam black tea

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Beverly R.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious

      This tea is fantastic!!!!! One of the most delicious English Breakfast teas I have ever tried.

      10/01/19 | Fort Mill, SC
    2. Steve G.
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      5

      Tea Forte

      I found this tea absolutely delightful.

      09/07/19 | STUDIO CITY, CA
    3. Susan P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Wonderful, Robust Tea!

      This full-bodied, Assam black tea has a rich and malty flavor that is always a pleasure and a treat! I am glad that it is offered as a loose leaf tea, as I enjoy steeping this tea using my tea ware from Tea Forte.

      09/02/19 | Summit, NJ
    4. sharon h.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best selection I ever saw quality is there only tea I will drink

      08/31/19 | Shelton, CT
    5. Lisa M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      By far, the best cup of tea

      Thank you for making such a wonderful tea bag. They are made so well and each and every cup is amazing. Each morning, I have the best cup of tea.

      08/30/19 | Mckees Rocks, PA
    6. Victoria L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Best!

      Love this tea!

      08/30/19 | Nederland, TX
    7. RASHMI N.
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      5

      Tea as it should be!

      We have tried many different brands of English Breakfast, and Tea Forté's English Breakfast is by far the best.

      08/30/19 | NEW YORK, NY
    8. Stephen M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      A Revelation!

      I am a tea drinker but my preferred tea has been, for decades, PG Tips, a real basic and very strong English tea. Some years ago while staying at a very fine hotel, I encounter Tea Forte's English Breakfast Tea. initially skeptical that it might be worth sipping (up until that point I was a 'regular' tea snob, no fancy teas for me), I confess, fully and truthfully, that I was completely flabbergasted by how wonderful it was. It never occurred to me that I could buy it for myself, thinking that only very posh hotels stock a tea so flavorful. Obviously I was wrong. This tea is what gives my days drinking pleasure and, when there was a minor shortage of it, I went into withdrawal. Now I stock it plentifully, not wishing to be without it. It is remarkable and I cannot recommend it more highly.

      08/30/19 | Merion Station, PA
    9. Jason P.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My favorite black tea hands down

      Came across this marvelous brew several years ago and it quickly stood above all contenders. Great bold flavor!

      08/30/19 | Glendale, CA
    10. Winnifred C.
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      4

      Would definitely buy again.

      08/30/19 | South San Francisco, CA
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