The Classic Comfort: English Breakfast Tea


The Classic Comfort: English Breakfast Tea

The exact recipe for the traditional black tea blend known as “English Breakfast Tea” differs from manufacturer to maker. The majority of the time, however, the tea leaves are gathered from various estates in East Africa, Ceylon, and Assam before being blended to create a distinctively full-bodied brew.

Although a high-quality English Breakfast tea can taste so smooth that it’s best savoured on its own, the richness of the tea allows it to be enjoyed with milk and occasionally sweetened with sugar.

English breakfast tea has a bolder and more robust flavour than green tea, and many people who drink it claim that its rich flavour makes them feel more alert in the morning. The flavour might be mildly malty, slightly sweet, or bitter according to the producer. The most conventional toppings for this blend, milk and sugar, can be tolerated by a superb English breakfast tea.

Why is it known as English Breakfast Tea

Taste: English breakfast tea has a malty flavour and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. It is a robust, full-bodied black tea. Typically, milk and sugar are added, which helps to counteract the bitterness.

Its beginnings can be traced to the late 19th century when tea clippers were rushing across ocean shipping routes and tea consumption was steadily increasing. One version is that in 1892 a Scottish tea master called Drysdale felt that tea drinkers required a stronger brew and advertised his new blend as perfect for breakfast (rather than only for the evening), calling it “Breakfast tea”.

Irish breakfast tea and Scottish breakfast tea are two versions of English breakfast tea that use slightly different blends of black tea.


There are many advantages to drinking black tea, including English breakfast tea. Potassium, an electrolyte that is believed to enhance hydration and increase energy, is present in significant amounts in black tea. According to studies, potassium may lower blood pressure. A mineral known to increase bone density, manganese, is also present in black tea leaves in a moderate amount. The natural ingredient, when mixed with vitamin E, may assist in regulating the body’s metabolism and blood sugar levels.


  • When steeping English breakfast tea:
  • Heat the water to a temperature between 205- and 210 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Steep tea for three to five minutes
  • Add milk and sugar to taste

We have delicious English breakfast teas at Chaiom; our organic Traditional English Breakfast is produced with just organic leaves and has a malty finish.

Visit our store to get black teas like English Breakfast.


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