The perfect, rich-tasting English Breakfast tea.
The perfect, rich-tasting English Breakfast tea in a pretty gift tin.
A well-rounded blend, created to ease you gently into your day.
English Breakfast Tea
Start every day right with a cup of Twinings English Breakfast. The heavenly combination of rich Assam, Ceylon, and Kenyan teas is what makes this full-bodied blend so special. With more than 80 years' experience blending English Breakfast tea, you can count on Twinings for the ultimate cup of tea.
What is English Breakfast Tea?
English breakfast tea is a blend of different black teas. These include Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. Each type of tea has a unique profile, combined to create a delicious, rich, and full-bodied brew. English Breakfast tea is specifically designed to be a strong and satisfying tea that is often enjoyed with milk and sugar. It's a tea that is sure to put a spring in your step!
What is The Difference Between English Breakfast Tea And Normal Tea?
English Breakfast tea is a recipe of black tea known for its strong, robust flavour and dark colour. It is typically made from a blend of black teas from different regions, such as Assam, Ceylon, and Kenya, and is often described as having a malty, full-bodied taste. Normal tea, on the other hand, can refer to any variety of tea, such as green tea, white tea, or herbal tea, and can have a range of different flavours and strengths.
What is The Difference Between English Breakfast Tea And Earl Grey Tea?
While English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea are both blends, they're two very different types of tea. English Breakfast tea is a blend of black tea with a robust flavour. In contrast, Earl Grey can incorporate other types of tea and tastes mild. Earl Grey also uses a special ingredient called Bergamot oil which gives it citrusy notes.
How Was English Breakfast Tea First Discovered?
The origins of English Breakfast tea are uncertain, but it is believed that it evolved as a blend of different teas produced in India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. However, it is thought that the UK popularised the blend thanks to Queen Victoria, who enjoyed this specific type of tea in the morning.
How is English Breakfast Tea Made Today?
The exact recipe for English Breakfast tea can vary depending on the strength, but generally, it is made by blending several different types of black tea from different regions. Assam tea from India is often used as the base for the blend due to its strong, malty flavour. Other teas such as Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka or Kenyan tea may also be added to the blend to balance out the flavour profile.
The tea leaves are harvested and processed, then blended together to create the desired English Breakfast taste. The tea is typically brewed using boiling water and steeped for several minutes until it reaches the right strength. Depending on how you enjoy your English Breakfast tea, once it's brewed, you can then add milk and sugar.
How Much Caffeine is in English Breakfast Tea?
English breakfast tea typically contains 47-90 milligrams of caffeine per cup. Like all black tea, it has more caffeine than green or white tea, but usually less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
There are a few factors in the brewing process that can influence the amount of caffeine in your English Breakfast tea, including:
• The temperature of the water you steep your breakfast tea in
• The length of time you steep the tea for
• Whether you're using loose leaf English Breakfast tea or teabags
What Types of English Breakfast Tea Are There?
There are many different strengths of English Breakfast tea, from loose leaf to loose leaf Golden Tipped, through to extra strong and even decaffeinated options. Each blend has its own unique depth and flavour and makes for the perfect morning brew.
Choose from our range of English Breakfast teas, including:
• English Strong Breakfast: A refreshing golden tea with a lot of body and full flavour.
• Decaffeinated English Breakfast: Overtones of cinnamon, clove, and ginger with undertones of black tea.
• Golden Tipped English Breakfast Loose: A rich-tasting English Breakfast tea in loose-leaf form.
• London Strand Breakfast: A classic-tasting unique Twinings blend of Assam loose leaf tea.
How To Enjoy English Breakfast Tea
Here's how to make the best cup of English Breakfast tea:
1. Boil fresh, cold water in a kettle.
2. Place an English Breakfast tea bag or an infuser containing loose tea leaves in your cup or teapot.
3. Pour the hot water over the tea and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
4. Remove the tea bag or infuser and add milk or sweetener to taste, if desired.
5. Enjoy the rich, robust flavour of English Breakfast tea with buttered toast.
Why Choose Twinings' English Breakfast Tea?
Quality ingredients: Twinings English Breakfast tea is made using high-quality ingredients, ensuring a delicious and flavourful cup.
Variety of flavours: Twinings offers a variety of English Breakfast teas, including decaffeinated, loose leaf and extra strong.
Expertise and reputation: We have been blending and selling teas for centuries, and our expertise shows in our exceptional teas.
Ethical sourcing: Twinings is committed to ethical sourcing and sustainable practices, ensuring that the ingredients used in their teas are grown and harvested in an environmentally responsible way.