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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 in the West Java region. A Whittard firm favourite for well over a century now, our English Breakfast tea is smooth, versatile and invigorating with a robust malty richness - particularly delicious served with a splash of milk to accompany a hearty 'full English'.
Rich, smooth and robust
Breakfast, as the name suggests!
Designed for breakfast, but good enough to drink all day long
Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be enjoyed with or without milk.
Tasty Tea by Helen Fitzer on 15th January 2017
This is by far the nicest English Breakfast tea I've tasted. A special weekend treat
LOVELY TEA by Pads Chang on 14th July 2016
English Breakfast has a really smooth and rich texture, and virtually no bitter taste. It's not particularly aromatic, but very refreshing and satisfactory.
Absolutely Spot On by Steve Anderson on 8th July 2016
I was given one of your presentation boxes as it was unwanted by the recipient. No interest for him but what a positive delight for me! I'd not tried this Breakfast Tea before but now I drink at least two large cups, without milk but with sugar, every morning. I was running low on it so visited this web site specially, in part thanks to information on the box. I have just received a beautifully packed hamper of teas, including more of this one. Pure Heaven in the making...and thank goodness for unwanted presents!
I like it by Ed Berner on 2nd January 2016
I am Swiss and I do not drink often tea. But this one is fine. Just drinking it with some milk. I like the smooth taste.
Well crafted, Well worth it by Rex Peters on 23rd November 2015
I First encountered Whittard's English Breakfast in bags as a jet-lagged traveler, in Belgium. Prepared for the usual hotel offering of bitter, astringent "English Breakfast" (tolerable only with equal parts milk), I was pleasantly refreshed by the distinctive rich blend. Two full pots without milk at all (sans issues) marked a grand beginning to the week. I wish they were here in the U. S. A.
Nice - but too expensive by David Hobson on 2nd November 2015
This makes a lovely cup of tea, but at this price, it should! VERY hard to justify this price for a regular cuppa - it's really not that much better.
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The tea gardens of Java were originally planted by the Dutch in the 1700s. However, the Camellia sinensis tea cuttings smuggled from China didn’t suit the Indonesian soil and the industry had dwindled by the 19th century. When the British discovered the Camellia assamica tea plant growing wild in West Bengal, the Dutch tried their luck with new cuttings – and it proved a hit. Tea from the region has similar strength and taste to full-bodied Assam, making it perfect for breakfast blends.
The number 1 seemed a fitting choice for our number one bestseller...
This extraordinary example of a fine Kenyan tea is the very best of its kind. The uniquely delicate, spidery leaves produce a rich russet brew full of ripe autumnal flavours; there's a layered complexity to the cup, yielding a plummy sweetness and a slight hint of cinnamon spice. Full-bodied, flavoursome and utterly moreish, it's an excellent choice for breakfast.More Details
Originally known as 'Empire Tea' back in the 19th century, Assam was a bit of a British breakthrough Since then, we've become rather fond of this sweet and malty golden tipped tea - it's scrumptious with jam and crumpets, and brilliant as a breakfast brew.More Details
This historic blend is inspired by the type of tea enjoyed in Victorian London when Walter Whittard opened his first shop in 1886. Crafted according to the techniques used at the time, it's a tea with a real taste of authenticity: hearty, full-bodied and flavoursome, with a splash more originality than your everyday cuppa.More Details
“I’m a huge oolong fan – the sheer diversity of different flavours is pretty mind-boggling. My favourites are the creamy, almost buttery high grown oolongs grown in Taiwan.”- Bethan, Specialist Tea Buyer
Bubble tea’s taking the world by storm. Bars are serving every flavour from kiwi to kumquat – but it’s also surprisingly easy to make...Read More
You walk into one of our stores and catch sight of the most beautiful, most original, most tea-tastic caddy you’ve ever seen. Just a second –...Read More
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