- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Caffeine: High
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 NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Pekoe
Aroma: Clean, sweet
Infusion Aroma: Fruity, thick
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Fruity
Infusion Strength: Medium-Strong
Have you tried English Breakfast? Tell us what you think!
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
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
Using this along with Gunpowder green to make Kombucha. Great taste and price
Submitted by roco
I remember getting this as a sample. I liked it with milk and sugar.
Submitted by SK
A good flavour and nice with honey.
Submitted by Kalaane
Had bought this for my husband who enjoyed English breakfast from a catalogue tea company. It was not organic so bought him shanti.
Submitted by cor.m.mac@|gmail.com
A good tea with nice flavor, but not quite as bold as I like.
Submitted by baysil
Good solid tea but not a favourite
Submitted by rogerbenham
great anytime of day type of tea
Submitted by tanis
Wonderful way to start the day.
Submitted by teafan
Submitted by CharlesE
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Breakfast Tea: It Was Always English - by Shanti Tea
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...