Our English Breakfast is an aromatic blend of Ceylon, Assam, and Tanzanian black teas. English Breakfast has a classic rich, malty taste that goes well with milk and sugar. This organic blend is produced in accordance with the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Cups Per Package
This luxury loose leaf tea is carefully blended and packaged by hand in a reusable tin or a resealable kraft bag. Our 4 oz. tin or kraft bag makes approximately 40 cups of tea. Our 8 oz. kraft bag makes approximately 80 cups.
Organic black tea (Origins: India, China, Sri Lanka & Tanzania)
Bold, hearty, and malty, with notes of spice and a moderate astringency.
How to Brew English Breakfast Tea
Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz. water. Heat water to boiling. Steep for 3 to 4 minutes. For best taste, do not over steep. These leaves can also handle a second or even third infusion.
We recommend preparing English Breakfast using a teapot, tea infuser, or tea filter. These brewing methods result in a richer, more flavorful cup. English Breakfast is tasty on its own, but really shines with a splash of milk and sweetener. English Breakfast also makes a great base for tea lattes!
English Breakfast Tea Caffeine Content
Black tea contains a moderate amount of caffeine, less than half as much as coffee per cup.
English Breakfast Tea Benefits
Black tea boosts energy, helps with focus, and is a lower-caffeine alternative to coffee.
More About English Breakfast
English Breakfast is a hearty breakfast blend originating from England. This blend usually contains a mix of Indian, Chinese, and African black teas, and has a robust body with notes of malt and spice. English Breakfast is hearty enough to be taken with milk and sweetener, but can also be enjoyed on its own.
While tea originated in China and is now grown primarily in China, India, and African countries like Kenya and Tanzania, tea culture also has a rich history in the British Isles. While the origins of breakfast blends are not entirely clear, some tea historians attribute the start of what we now call "breakfast tea" to Queen Anne, who made it fashionable to drink tea instead of ale alongside a hearty breakfast.
Others date the breakfast tea phenomenon to about a hundred years ago, when a Scottish tea merchant in Edinburgh created a very stout blend to go with the traditionally heavy morning meal. Queen Victoria is said to have loved a Scottish blend of tea, and English tea companies quickly began creating their own blends, dubbing them "English Breakfast" tea. Referring to blends as "breakfast tea" from a specific country caught on, particularly in the United States.
There are nearly as many different blends of English Breakfast tea as there are tea purveyors, all with a slightly different combination of Indian teas like Assam as well as teas from countries like China, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania. Here at ArtfulTea, our English Breakfast is an aromatic blend of Ceylon, Assam, and Tanzanian black teas. This organic blend is produced in accordance with the Ethical Tea Partnership.