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. Barbara Y.
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      Best tea ever

      I buy this tea for a friend for her birthday and Christmas every year. She loves this tea.

      07/21/21 | Baldwinsville, NY
    2. Cassandra E.
      Verified Buyer

      Change Up

      Wanted more variety in my BLACK teas for my morning jolt. Now I have three: Earl Grey, Vanilla Orchid, & English Breakfast! The pouches are a great buy & keep the teas very fresh.

      07/18/21 | Philadelphia, PA
    3. Ellis M.
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      Consistent taste

      Enjoyed by my wife for a number of years now and she proclaims that others do not measure up.

      07/16/21 | Conroe, TX
    4. Reable W.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious Flavor

      I’ve been having a hard time finding a loose tea I enjoy but thanks to Tea Forte I’ve found one, I enjoy it so much that I’ve already purchased a one pound bag.

      07/14/21 | Sewell, NJ
    5. Danielle D.
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      Love this tea

      About this he numerous times and that’s the best black organic tea.

      05/28/21 | Pittsburgh, PA
    6. Robert F.
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      My favorite!

      Any time or place, a great flavor

      05/16/21 | Unionville, CT
    7. Kate C.
      Verified Buyer

      Great Tea!

      Always full bodied and flavorful.

      05/12/21 | Plainfield, IN
    8. Arthur I.
      Verified Buyer

      Great tea, always good!

      05/05/21 | Lakewood Ranch, FL
    9. Marci W.
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      I ordered Forte tea bags to be included in a thank you gift for our local PTA. The packaging makes for a wonderful gift and many compliments already of the quality and taste of the tea.

      05/03/21 | San Marino, CA
    10. H R.

      It's just perfect

      I am a big fan of a variety of black teas, but admittedly English Breakfast is not usually high on my list. Not only is it not a big favorite in terms of flavor, but I can also never seem to brew it without it tasting bitter, no matter how careful I am with temperature and steeping. To be honest, I never would have even tried Tea Forte's English Breakfast tea if not by chance. I was at a hotel breakfast restaurant and it was the 'house' black tea. I'm glad that I decided to try it, because it is a wonderful tea. You can brew it for slightly less time if you want a less robust brew, or steep as usual for the full body. This holds up well to milk and sugar if you enjoy them in your tea. Highly recommend trying this with Tea Forte's rock sugar as your sweetener, it's just perfect.

      04/24/21 | Quincy, MA
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