Who doesn’t love a hearty breakfast brew – a steaming cup of black tea with oodles of zeal, stacks of flavour and maybe a little milk. Whichever way you brew it, the first cup is always the sweetest.
What is breakfast tea?
Breakfast teas are basically stronger-than-usual black teas. They can be a single origin leaf, like Assam, or a complex blend, like our Morning Sunshine. Whether you’re a straight up Irish Breakfast devotee or can’t go past an old faithful like English Breakfast, they all have one thing in common – plenty of perk and a carpe diem attitude.
The staple, the cornerstone, the stock standard, whatever you want to call it, these are the teas that many morning tea lovers wake up to.
Brisk, full of character and probably the most well known of all the teas, English Breakfast is usually a blend of broken-leaf teas that together create a robust and hearty cup.
Earl Grey is a medium-bodied brew with a little bergamot added. A fragrant wake up call, and usually best without milk. Try it with a squeeze of lemon!
Breakfast teas, T2 style
We love the joy of that perfect morning brew, and we’ve spent longer than we care to admit coming up with different blends. Whichever side of the bed you get up on, there’s a T2 twist on your daily cup to intrigue, delight and, most importantly, wake you up.
Those who need their mornings with a little extra flair will love these twists on the classic morning cup.
On our quest to develop our ultimate breakfast tea, we came up with this robust yet complex blend of malty Assam, fragrant Darjeeling and sweet Rwandan teas.
Reminiscent of one of our favourite cities, this black tea combines vanilla with a little cinnamon for plenty of pancake-inspired flavours.
How to make the perfect breakfast tea
- Breakfast tea of choice
- Boiling water
- Milk and sugar/honey, optional
- Add 1 teaspoon per 250 ml/8.5 fl oz to the infuser of your teapot or cup.
- Infuse for 2-4 minutes, depending on how strong you need it.
- Remove the infuser, add a splash of milk and sweeten to taste.