English Breakfast tea is a classic tea and is one of the most common blended teas in British culture. Traditional English Breakfast tea blends are comprised of teas coming from Kenya, Ceylon, and Assam. Breakfast tea blends are more robust than afternoon tea blends since they were intended to accompany a hearty morning meal. English breakfast tea is intended to be served with milk and sugar.
Our English Breakfast blend is a strong tea, with a gentle dose of caffeine, which makes it the perfect cup to start your day. It has taken decades for our blend to be perfected to include the right balance of several robust teas from India and Sri Lanka. The base tea used for this blend has a smaller, more broken appearance, but we have found that it produces a stronger cup of tea in comparison to other larger leaf tea blends. Its bold, full-flavored taste, make it a favorite breakfast tea and one of our most popular sellers.
English Breakfast Tea Brewing Tips:
Bring cold, filtered water to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Use one rounded teaspoon of loose leaf tea placed in a tea ball or equivalent, for each cup to be made. Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Steep for 4-5 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, remove the tea leaves to prevent further steeping. Enjoy!
4oz of loose leaf tea will make approximately 40 8oz cups of prepared tea, depending on how strong you brew it.
If you like your tea stronger, add more leaves, do not steep longer. Steeping your tea too long can cause the tea to turn bitter tasting.
Do not allow the water to boil too long, boiling water to long will produce a flat cup of tea.
Pour the water onto the tea, do not add the tea to the water. This will prevent the leaves from steeping properly and result in a poor cup of tea.