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ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLACK TEA

161 reviews

A rich blend of full-bodied Indian Assam teas paired with succulent Ceylon Dimbula and a touch of smoky Keemun from Anhui Province in China. The perfect breakfast tea. But sophisticated and delicious any time of day as well.

Tasting Notes:

Malt, honey, mineral


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PS
04/15/2021
Pam S.
United States
Favorite for years

My go to tea both morning and evening.

RE
04/10/2021
Roberta E.
United States United States
Love your teas!

Both I get are wonderful.

JA
04/09/2021
Jeremy A.
United States United States
What an excellent cup of tea

Makes the perfect cup of breakfast tea.

CN
04/09/2021
Catherine N.
United States United States
My favorite tea now

I am completely won over by this delicious tea. For years I ordered my tea from England, but after trying this on a whim I’m never goi g back. A mild fragrant, clean tasting tea. I just adore it.

MG
04/04/2021
Michele G.
United States United States
Smith Tea

It’s delicious tea. My order arrived quickly. Beautifully packaged. I’m very pleased.

Ingredients

Second flush Indian Assam, Ceylon Dimbula, and Keemun full leaf teas from China.

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Number of tea gardens visited in Assam. Also a good age to begin voting for tea over coffee.

Preparation

For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 1 sachet or 1 rounded tsp (3g) loose leaf for five minutes.

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  • assam
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  • keemun

Assam

Indian Black Tea

Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.

Assam Region

The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.

Ceylon Dimbula

Sri Lankan Black Tea

The Dimbula region is directly opposite the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Dimbulas are often called “Westerns” in the tea trade. They have a reddish amber color in the cup, with a medium to full body, slightly fruity flavor and mineral notes. Ceylon Dimbulas are often used in medium bodied blends, Earl Grey formulas and other flavored teas. The best Dimbula teas are produced from December to February.

Central Province

The Central Province, true to its name, is located in the heart of Sri Lanka. It is said that in its capital city of Kandy, the tooth of the Buddha resides in a temple, which alone makes this place worth visiting. Here at Smith, just as holy, are the many breathtaking high elevation tea gardens that make a significant contribution to the total output of high grade Sri Lankan teas, which we look to buy between the months of December to February.

Keemun

Chinese Black Tea

Keemun tea is grown in the mountainous region of Eastern China called Anhui Province. There are many grades of Keemun, with Hao Ya being one of the best. Keemun Hao Ya has a very thin, wiry and tightly twisted leaf that is black with grey hues. This brings a unique, slightly smoky flavor and aroma that reminds us of camping on the Oregon coast. A great self drinking tea, tasty neat or with milk and sugar.

Qimen County

Qimen County is located in western Huang Shan Shi Prefecture in southern Anhui Province of China, and is famous for making one of the world's best black teas—Keemun. The county is still very rural compared to other parts of China, so it's the perfect place to slow down, kick up your feet and drink some fantastic tea. Harvest times are in the Spring and Summer.