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Melbourne Breakfast

As cool, timeless and eternally chic as the city itself, Melbourne Breakfast is a black tea lover’s dream.

With our roots in Melbourne, we knew our tea collection would never be complete without a brew that personifies the city that started it all.

Inspired by Melbourne, Melbourne Breakfast is a medium-bodied black tea laced with vanilla. Like our hometown, it’s classic and eternally cool, with a twist of something extra. It’s the equivalent of the all-black Melbourne uniform – goes with everything, and always makes an impression.

Robust enough to wake you up, Melbourne Breakfast earns its place as our most popular breakfast tea because it’s not too sweet, yet indulgent enough to get you out of bed, even on the woolliest of Melbourne mornings. The vanilla is sweet, earthy and prominent, pairing perfectly with porridge or the ubiquitous avo on toast. For those mornings when you just need something a little extra, maybe a big day ahead or a lazy Sunday, Melbourne Breakfast will deliver a cup filled with bold flavour and timeless charm.

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Our sommelier says

“The simplicity of this blend is where its power lies. Sometimes you don’t have to complicate things in life.”
- Michelle

What started out as an ode to our stomping ground ended up being the catalyst for our range of breakfast teas. As we expanded across Australia, and later the world, we began developing brews that immortalised the various cities we settled in.

Melbourne Breakfast is the classic vanilla-infused black tea of the bunch. As Australia’s big smoke, Sydney Breakfast offers smoky notes with a hint of bergamot. Canberra Breakfast took inspiration from ANZAC biscuits, Adelaide Breakfast is a nod to wine country and Brisbane Breakfast delivers a tropical mango take. Like the cities themselves, each one has its own personality, bringing something totally different to your cup. While we love them all, there’s just something about our beloved Melbourne Breakfast that’ll always feel like home.

Don’t take our word for it

I really enjoyed this tea as a less strong English breakfast with a some great underlying flavors.

- Marc

This is the queen of teas.

Smooth and tasty with a complex aroma that is sweet and bewitching. It’s moreish and delightful... my favourite tea by far!
- Sarah

Melbourne Breakfast is so satisfying in the morning with a bit of milk.

It is mild but flavorsome with the hint of vanilla. It is excellent if you do not like tea with too much tannin.
- Tassie Devil

Flavour profile

This medium-bodied black tea boasts vanilla sweetness and a go-back-for-refills satisfaction.

Aroma & Taste

Both aroma and flavour are heady with a sweet, almost caramelly vanilla. The black tea profile is smooth with minimal astringency.


Black tea, natural and artificial vanilla flavouring.

Origin & Terroir

Black tea from China, India and Rwanda.

Some origins vary due to seasonal differences.

Health & Wellness

Unsweetened black tea has been proven to help support a healthy heart.

How to brew Melbourne Breakfast

  • 1 tsp per cup
  • 2-4 mins
  • 100℃ (212℉)
  • 2+ tsp per cup
  • 1-2 mins
  • 100℃ (212℉)
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  • Hot
  • Iced

  • 1

    Add 1 teaspoon of Melbourne Breakfast to your infuser and place the infuser in your cup or mug. To make a pot, the general rule is 1 teaspoon per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz.

  • 2

    Fill the cup or pot with freshly boiled water. Avoid heating water in the microwave.

  • 3

    Infuse for 2-4 minutes, or to desired strength.

  • 4

    Remove the infuser. Add a splash of milk and your favourite sweetener if you fancy it. Sip and enjoy!

Brew tip

If you like your morning cuppa extra strong, add an extra scoop of tea instead of brewing it for longer to keep the bitterness at bay and the flavours shining bright.

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  • 1

    Add 2+ teaspoons of Melbourne Breakfast per 250 ml/8.4 fl oz water to your infuser and place the infuser in your cup or jug.

  • 2

    Half fill your cup or jug with freshly boiled water. This ensures there’s plenty of room to add ice later.

  • 3

    Infuse for 1-2 minutes, or to preferred strength.

  • 4

    Remove the infuser and leave to cool. If adding sweetener, add while it’s still hot to ensure it dissolves. Once cooled, add your choice of milk if desired.

  • 5

    Top with ice and serve.

Brew tip

We love doing an even split of Melbourne Breakfast with another sweet desserty tea like Jade Mountain or Caramel Brownie.

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Every tea lover worth their morning brew needs a stash of Melbourne Breakfast on hand. It’s charming, bold and when it comes to delivering the perfect tea moment, always reliable (unlike Melbourne weather).