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Known for its rich flavour and intoxicating aroma, English Breakfast tea has become a popular choice for tea lovers worldwide. Whether you treat yourself to the occasional English Breakfast tea or are a regular English Breakfast tea drinker, T2’s collection is sure to stimulate your taste buds. So, grab a cup of tea and explore the wonders of English Breakfast tea!
The history of English Breakfast tea
English Breakfast is black tea based, typically containing Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. English Breakfast tea gained popularity during the 19th century in England and has since spread worldwide.
The perfect concoction that makes English Breakfast tea a memorable flavour
The distinctive taste of English Breakfast tea comprises a precise blend of black teas from different regions. Assam tea’s robustness, Ceylon tea's brightness and Kenyan tea's refreshing taste harmoniously combine to create a unique and satisfying flavour profile unlike any other.
Uncover the distinct aromas and flavours of T2’s English Breakfast tea collection
English Breakfast tea is renowned for its robust and full-bodied flavour. It offers a well-rounded combination of malty, slightly earthy and subtly sweet notes. The refreshing aroma of this tea is sure to perk you up and provide a delightful start to your day.
At T2, you can choose from English Breakfast tea leaves and tea bags to suit your preferences. Our robust, coppery Sri Lankan tea has brisk, bold flavours that will awaken your senses, whether you’re treating yourself to a mugful of tea to kickstart your day or need something to boost your energy in the afternoon. Enjoy it with a dash of milk or sip it straight-up black — however you take your English Breakfast tea, this delightful concoction certainly will not disappoint.
The perfect pairings for your English Breakfast black tea
You can enjoy a mug of English Breakfast tea on its own, but it’s even better when you combine it with a hearty treat. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your tea-drinking experience:
- Pastries and baked goods — Enjoy a freshly baked scone with a dollop of cream or a flaky croissant alongside your cup of tea.
- Cheese and crackers — Hosting a movie night or games night? Grab your serving dish and lay out your favourite cheeses, crackers, dips and fruits. The bold flavours of English Breakfast tea will perfectly complement the cheese's creaminess and the crackers' crispness.
- English Breakfast spread — Wake up on the right side of the bed and indulge in a relaxing, carefree Sunday breakfast with the ultimate companion of English Breakfast tea by your side. And what better breakfast than a traditional English brekkie with crispy bacon, eggs, sausages and a steaming cup of English Breakfast tea?
How to brew a delightful mug of English Breakfast tea
Brewing English breakfast tea to perfection requires careful attention to detail. Here is our step-by-step guide to help you achieve the best English breakfast tea every time that will impress your tea-loving tastebuds:
- Use a dash of boiling water to warm your beautiful T2 teapot, teamaker, teacup or tea mug with an infuser.
- Add English Breakfast tea bags to the teacups or one scoop of English Breakfast tea leaves per cup to your teapot, teamaker or tea mug with an infuser.
- Add boiling water at 100°C and brew for 2-4 minutes.
- Serve to your preferred taste as a strong black tea or with a splash of milk and/or a sprinkle of sugar.
Tantalise your tastebuds with the delectable blend of English Breakfast tea
English Breakfast tea is not just a beverage — it’s a delightful experience that combines tradition, taste and a touch of sophistication. From its origins in England to its worldwide popularity, this renowned tea continues to captivate tea lovers. Whether you enjoy it as a morning ritual or as an afternoon refresher, English Breakfast tea will leave a lasting impression on your palate.
So, brew a cup, savour the flavours and let the enchantment of English Breakfast tea take you on a journey. For all other tea flavours, check out our entire collection, including our other range of black teas. Shop from your nearest T2 store, or enjoy free shipping for purchases over $50. If you have any questions, contact our team, who would be happy to help.
How many cups of English Breakfast tea should I have a day?
The recommended daily intake of English Breakfast tea varies depending on factors such as personal tolerance to caffeine and overall health. Consuming moderate amounts is generally advisable to avoid excessive caffeine intake. Individual sensitivities may differ, so listening to your body and adjusting your intake is important.
How much caffeine is in English Breakfast tea?
English Breakfast tea typically contains varying amounts of caffeine, depending on factors such as brewing time and the tea blend. While the caffeine content in T2’s English Breakfast teas is on par with most other blends of black tea, you can check the product packaging for more information.
How long do I brew English Breakfast tea?
EThe recommended brewing time for English Breakfast tea is typically around 2-4 minutes. However, the brewing time can vary depending on personal preference for taste and strength. If you prefer a stronger flavour, you can steep the tea for a longer duration, while a shorter brewing time may result in a milder taste. It's a good practice to experiment with different brewing times to find the perfect balance that suits your preferences.
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