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makes 10 cups
32¢ per cup
17¢ per cup
15 full leaf pyramids
English Breakfast is a full-bodied black tea blend that goes well with a traditional English breakfast. The original cup was made with black Keemun tea from Anhui province in China. Across many generations, plenty of different interpretations of this famous blend have been made. Our English Breakfast stays close to the classic. Made from top quality black Keemun tea, prized for its rich, slightly smoky flavor and perfectly 'on point' astringency. Balanced, very honeyed aroma. May be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk. This fine example of an English Breakfast remains one of Adagio's most popular varieties.

Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
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Customer Reviews (1739)


Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids

Fresh From Origin

English Breakfasts have been around since the 13th century and are widely recognized as a staple of the UK. Also known as Full Breakfasts, they are comprised of breakfast meats, eggs, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast, and sometimes even spam (though exact ingredients vary regionally). While often had with tea, the first official English Breakfast blend wasn’t made until 1843 in America, where, in an ironic twist, some of the same base teas had been thrown in the Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party seventy years earlier.

Raw Honey for Black Teas

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Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
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Questions and Answers

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Going by weight instead of teaspoons, how many grams of English Breakfast tea would you use for 500ml of water?
Asked by Jim Beam
on March 1st, 2017

When will my order for English Breakfast Tea be filled?
Asked by James Chaplin
on April 6th, 2020


Direct Trade Advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

David's Tea:
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