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English Breakfast

A Whittard firm favourite for well over a century now… Read More

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A Whittard firm favourite for well over a century now…

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 is smooth, versatile and invigorating with a robust malty richness – particularly delicious served with a splash of milk to accompany a hearty ‘full English'.
  • Tea Type

    Black Tea

  • Origin


  • Taste Profile

    Refreshing, Rich

  • Tastes like

    Rich, smooth and robust

  • Food pairing

    Breakfast, as the name suggests!

  • When to drink

    Designed for breakfast, but good enough to drink all day long


Brew the perfect cup

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.

A note from Whittard

“I’m a bit of a traditionalist, so I tend to go for classic black tea blends like Earl Grey, or single origin varieties like Ceylon or Assam. Lapsang Souchong is a treat with hot cross buns.”

- Jamie, Oxford Street Store Manager


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.


English Breakfast

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