English Breakfast Black Tea
Our rich, black Keemun tea from Ahui China makes a great hot beverage to start your day - with or without milk.
Ingredients: Premium black tea
Caffeine Level: Medium
Brewing Time: 3 - 7 minutes
Water Temperature: 212°F
This full-bodied blend of rich, black Keemun teas pairs well with both savories and sweets at breakfast. Moving from coffee to tea? You might want to start here. Drink it with or without milk.
What is English Breakfast Tea?
Despite its name, the first English Breakfast Tea was created in New York in the nineteenth century. An article in the trade magazine "Journal of Commerce" explains how Richard Davies, an English apothecary from Hull, founded a small tea company in New York and, in 1843, made a new mix of teas using China Congou, Flowery Pekoe, and Pouchong. He called it English Breakfast, and sold it at 50 cents per pound. The public apparently loved it and as demand grew, other retailers created their own version of this now world-famous blend. We use only robust Keemun tea from Anhui Province for our English Breakfast.
Also available in pyramid sachets
Great value; consistent, subtle, good flavor.
(VA, United States)
4/27/2016 4:42 PM
Lightly smoky Keemun breakfast tea. Consistent quality across batches -- we've ordered several bags of this and drink it just about every morning. This is excellent breakfast tea with a medium body and a distinctive flavor. Wouldn't be good for iced tea, but it's excellent value for hot tea.
4/27/2016 4:40 PM
Good flavor. A little goes a long way.
Great for breakfast
4/27/2016 4:33 PM
It makes a delicious cup of Chinese black tea. What more can I say?
Excellent value for an everyday tea
(New York, NY)
4/27/2016 4:30 PM
I have to declare myself as a pretty serious tea snob. It's not my fault. Through different circumstances, I've been turned on to some amazingly high-quality black, green, and other fermentations. This tea, while not "exquisitely complex & delicate", is very tasty — definitely has a little chocolate and earthiness coming through. It's a great value as an "everyday" black tea. If I had a druther machine, I would dial up pots of Hao Ya A, or Golden Monkey every morning, along with the bags of cash necessary to support such indulgences. I'd rank this tea close to a good Hao Ya B — maybe even indistinguishable from one — and at a fraction of the price. I've already re-ordered, and will be doing so again.
Excellent breakfast tea
4/27/2016 4:25 PM
If you like Keemun in your breakfast tea, this makes a great cup of tea. Different than many English Breakfasts, with it's very clear Keemun influence.