ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
This whole leaf, full-bodied version of classic loose-leaf English Breakfast Tea, offers a delicate balance of strength and flavour. A smooth and delightful tea to start the day.
English Breakfast Tea is a favourite amongst tea lovers!
This premium loose leaf version of the well-loved classic imparts a beautifully smooth yet reviving flavour, that will provide a wonderful start to your day. Made using a blend of teas from three different high-grown tea gardens in Ceylon (Sri Lanka), this loose leaf tea provides an exceptionally rich taste as well as a beautiful and distinctive aroma.
Drinking a blend of loose leaf black teas with breakfast is a long-standing British custom, known to derive from Queen Anne’s reign in the 18
During the 19th century, drinking tea was only an upper-class luxury that began replacing the customary practice of drinking ale during breakfast times, as tea imports increased and the drink grew in popularity.
Our award-winning, full-bodied version of this popular breakfast tea blend, beautifully captures the originality of traditional English Breakfast tea, by offering a delicate balance of strength and flavour with an intrinsic smoothness.
To create an unrivalled taste experience, we carefully select the most superior Ceylon BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) and larger FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe) grade loose leaf teas, which originate from the celebrated Sri Lankan, Dimbula and Nuwara Eliya tea regions. We chose 100% pure orthodox (term referred to traditionally made teas) Ceylon teas for this blend because of its robust and full bodied strength and well-rounded rich flavours.
The Ceylon Tea industry celebrated 150 years this year and they know a thing or two about make a great cup of tea. The tea process begins with getting the best raw material and in this case succulent two leaves and bud. The artisan tea farmers then take them through a robust production process – which is a form of art and well as science.
The leaves are carefully withered, rolled and fermented. During the process of rolling, this is where the oxidation and fermentation takes places in black teas. With contact to air, the tea leaves’ chemicals (flavonols) oxidise and form molecules (polyners) which help determine the character of the tea. The distribution of the polyners influences the strength, colour and briskness of the tea.
The process of fermentation (oxidisation) follows, when the leaves turn copper-red brown and the tea’s unique fragrance starts to unfurl. This length of time is dependant on the variations of tea, but in Ceylon’s humid climate, this generally takes up to four hours. This ensures the liquor is strong and flavourful.
The leaves are then carefully dried in conditioned hot air; this makes the cell fluid stick to the leaves, giving them the dark brown colour you see before brewing them. The finished tea is then sorted by hand, delivered to The Tea Makers of London and then carefully placed in your cupboards!
Ingredients: Pure Ceylon black loose leaf tea.
Did you know that English Breakfast tea is essentially calorie-free? It is packed full of nutrients, such as magnesium and potassium, and antioxidants including polyphenols. It also has a rich supply of Vitamin B and minerals!
We want you to indulge in the best our teas have to offer. This is the perfect tea to enjoy with or without milk.
For serving suggestions, please review our Tea Tasting notes below. We suggest you pour 200ml of 100° boiled water into your cup. Our expert tea tasters have tasted our English Breakfast blend and have offered the following suggestions, for the tea adventurers:
- For those who love the taste of a strong, clean black tea, may we suggest you try our English Breakfast by adding 3g of tea leaves.
- If you are partial to a strong English Breakfast brew with milk, may we recommend you add 4g of tea to 200ml and steep for 4-5 minutes.
- For a milder and sweeter brew, try adding small chunks of apple into the tea, for that fruity twist!
English Breakfast tea works well with a traditional English fry-up breakfast, but is equally as good alongside a crispy pastry in the mornings. Try it after eating spicy food and notice your refreshed palate!