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English Breakfast Loose Tea

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Item Code: 302174 / Net weight: 100g / 3.53oz


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Origin: Blended
Leaf Type: Black tea
Taste: Strong and smooth
Drink: With or without milk
Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste
When to drink: To brighten up breakfast
English Breakfast tea became something of a national drink when word got out that Queen Victoria was a fan – Walter Whittard was quick to follow suit, creating his own distinctive blend from a selection of different tea gardens. A Whittard firm favourite for well over a century now, our English Breakfast is smooth, versatile and invigorating, with a robust malty richness – particularly delicious served with a splash of milk. No wonder it’s our number one bestseller.
Nothing was lost on the judges of the 2014 Great Taste Awards, who praised the tea for “good flavour running through”, describing it as “bright, alive and rich”. We’re sure Queen Victoria would have agreed.
To keep up with daily demand, we sell this tea in its loose leaf form and in two different types of teabags. It also stars in a number of our gift selections. 

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100% Black Tea

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Brew a Perfect Cup

Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.

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Average customer rating based on 6 reviews

I'm surprised at people saying this is a strong brew, as I think it is quite weak. It needs quite a lot of tea adding to the pot to make it up to a decent strength.

I found the taste slightly fruity, which I don't particularly enjoy.

Posted by Sarah Franklin (31st May 2015)


This tea has become a firm favourite after we picked some up on a recent trip to England. It is strong and we have found 5 minutes allows it to develop a full flavour which is very invigorating, smooth and refreshing in the morning.
I recently re-stocked with an order on-line and it reached me in the USA within a matter of days. It wont be long before I need to re-order.
Can not leave home in the morning without a cuppa of this!

Posted by Brian (13th April 2015)


This is a hearty tea with some mixed tastes and good as a wake me up in the morning.

Posted by Miranda Escobedo (28th February 2015)


I am a bit of a tea enthusiast, and I received this tea as a christmas gift. This has turned out to be one of my favourite teas. It is rich and strong without being bitter, even when taken black. even the colour is gorgeous! All of my friends have commented on the flavour of this tea, even Mum was impressed! It reminds me of the tea my Grandmother used to drink - a proper British brew! will definitely be purchasing this as a staple in my house from now on!

Posted by Em (8th January 2015)


Having recently bought a teapot i was looking for some nice tasting tea to put in it i have bought coffee from whittards but never loose tea so i tried this english breakfast one and i am delighted with the taste it takes me back to when i first used a tea strainer and loose tea in a caddy many thanks

Posted by Tracey Wainwright (30th December 2014)

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