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English Breakfast

English Breakfast

English Breakfast

A full-bodied Ceylon black tea blend with an inviting aroma and a light, fruity taste.

Ingredients: Black Tea (Camelia Sinensis)

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)
80g Tin - Loose leaf (30-35 cups of tea)

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  • Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Caffeine: High

English Breakfast

This blend of fine black teas has an inviting aroma, a full body and a light fruity and stimulating taste. A perfect morning tea, it goes well with milk and sugar or agave nectar.

Story, Folklore, History...

The Origin of English Breakfast:The naming of this blend did not originate in England as might be assumed, but rather in the United States. They were making reference to the robust and hearty "full English breakfast' consisting of heavy fried foods and meat; similarly, the English Breakfast tea blend has traditionally been a blend of robust and flavorful teas.

2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Pekoe
Aroma: Clean, sweet
Infusion Aroma: Fruity, thick
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Fruity
Infusion Strength: Medium-Strong

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A great way to start your morning!  Beautiful flavour.  Also used it to make kombucha, and the tea flavour really came through.

Submitted by AnimaMundiB&B
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I loved this tea, and it could easily become a morning staple in my selection of good, strong, black morning teas! I am very happy and impressed.

Submitted by Bonabooch
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Using this along with Gunpowder green to make Kombucha.  Great taste and price

Submitted by roco
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I remember getting this as a sample. I liked it with milk and sugar.

Submitted by SK
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A good flavour and nice with honey.

Submitted by Kalaane
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Had bought this for my husband who enjoyed English breakfast from a catalogue tea company.  It was not organic so bought him shanti.
He’s enjoying it.

Submitted by cor.m.mac@|gmail.com
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A good tea with nice flavor, but not quite as bold as I like.

Submitted by baysil
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Good solid tea but not a favourite

Submitted by rogerbenham
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great anytime of day type of tea

Submitted by tanis
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Wonderful way to start the day.

Submitted by teafan
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Submitted by CharlesE

From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

Breakfast Tea: It Was Always English - by Shanti Tea

Breakfast Tea: It Was Always English

In the days when England ruled the world, there was no reason to specify that something was or was not “English” – it was simply assumed that it was. Therefore the famous morning beverage that we know as English Breakfast Tea was merely called Breakfast Tea in England, the quintessential representation of British teatime culture.

Contrary to popular belief, however, English Breakfast Tea did not get its start in England, but rather in America, where as early as Colonial Times colonists referred to this slightly sweet, strong black liquid as a representation of the mother culture. Another myth cites its origination in New York City in the mid-19th century, when an enterprising tea merchant invented a prototype that quickly became popular.

This full-bodied black blend is representative of our Canada tea company’s ability to take an old classic and update it with delicious, lovingly sourced organic ingredients. Typically drunk with milk and sugar, this exotic blend of teas is traditionally imported from such...

Read the rest of the article on our blog.