Taylors of Harrogate English Breakfast Tea
Monday, 22 March 2021 | Admin
English Breakfast Tea is very well-known indeed and is one of the most popular blends of tea, but have you ever wondered about its origins?
Drinking tea with breakfast is a very longstanding tradition in Britain and Ireland. Though early references to English Breakfast Tea from around the start of the 19thC actually originate from America rather than England. It soon came across the Atlantic and has steadily grown in popularity over here ever since then.
Breakfast tea is traditionally a blend of black teas typically from Assam, Kenya and Ceylon. It is full-flavoured, rich and robust, and is blended to go well with milk, creating a perfect drink to match a hearty English breakfast.
The Indian state of Assam is home to one of the largest tea-growing areas in the world in the valley of the Brahmaputra river. It is a low-lying region with a tropical climate and nutrient rich clay soil, ideal growing conditions which give the distinctive malty taste that Assam Tea is famous for. Blending that with Kenyan tea proved to be a masterstroke, with the result being a full-flavoured, deeply satisfying tea whose popularity speaks for itself.
Taylors English Breakfast Tea is a classic interpretation of the blend. Made with malty Assam teas picked during the prime second flush harvest, and blended with bright African teas, the result is a perfect accompaniment for breakfast that can also be enjoyed throughout the day.
For the perfect cup use one tea bag per person and use freshly boiled water, infusing for 4-5 minutes to get the perfect flavour. Typically enjoyed with milk, but lemon can be used alternatively.
We sell Taylors English Breakfast Tea in packs of 20 individually wrapped and tagged tea bags, and it’s also available in packs of 100 as well, and 1kg bags of loose-leaf tea. Taylors is member of the Ethical Tea Partnership and this product is made with 100% tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified Farms.
See this classic tea HERE in our Shop.