Breakfast Teas

Breakfast teas are generally strong, full-bodied and rich in flavour. In our collection, you can find a variety of high-quality loose leaf breakfast tea blends. Traditional English Breakfast Tea is a popular morning drink, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Breakfast tea blends are commonly enjoyed with milk and sugar or a slice of lemon.

Breakfast blends consist of teas from different tea regions such as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the Assam region of India, or the Yunnan region in China. In recent years, Kenya has become a major supplier of teas used by popular teabag-brands, whose products are widely available on supermarket shelves. Our breakfast tea selection includes blended and single-origin loose leaf teas. We offer premium versions of classic loose leaf blends such as ‘English Breakfast Tea’ and ‘Irish Breakfast Tea’, as well as rarer single origin teas such as ‘Assam Mangalam’ and ‘Assam Manjushree’, which are superb breakfast teas.

Our breakfast teas are made using the traditional orthodox tea making technique. This method involves gently rolling the leaf, causing the enzymes and other chemical components to mix and develop a more delicate and smooth flavour.

Drinking black loose leaf teas with breakfast, is a longstanding British tradition. It is believed that the name ‘English Breakfast’, stems from colonial America and the story of an English immigrant, Richard Davies. Davies is said to have sold a blend of Congou, Pekoe and Pouchong teas to customers in New York City in the 1840s. Its success led to imitations and helped to popularise the name.

To create our own loose leaf English Breakfast Tea, we have used a blend of black teas from the revered Dimbulla and Nuwara Elliya regions of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). These regions are renowned for producing delicate and smooth flavours and crisp aromas.

You can buy the loose leaf breakfast teas from our collection in taster packs, tea caddies, re-fill pouches, or as catering packs.

Want to explore different loose leaf breakfast teas?

Try our Classic Black Tea Discovery Pack

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English Breakfast Tea - No.01

English Breakfast Tea - No.01From:  £3.50

This whole leaf, full-bodied version of classic loose leaf English Breakfast Tea, offers a delicate balance of strength and flavour. The tea is a blend of black teas from two revered regions of Ceylon.


Assam FBOP Second Flush Manjushree - No.19

Assam FBOP Second Flush Manjushree - No.19From:  £4.50

This loose leaf Assam breakfast tea has an exceptional abundance of golden tips, the leaves gives a gorgeously strong cup, yet still imparts the uniquely delicious, malty flavour of Assam. Offering a bold, bright liquor this is the perfect flavoursome breakfast tea.


Ceylon Breakfast (BOPF) - No.02

Ceylon Breakfast (BOPF) - No.02From:  £3.50

This fine loose leaf Ceylon Breakfast Tea from the Ratnapura district is full bodied and well balanced. The black tea leaves impart a deliciously refreshing brew, to be enjoyed in the morning.

 


Distinctive Ceylon Ruhuna - No.23

Distinctive Ceylon Ruhuna - No.23From:  £3.50

This wiry whole leaf tea is grown 2,000 feet above sea level in the Southern region of Ceylon. The unique weather and soil conditions in this region, creates a dark leaf, which makes for a brisk and delightful brew.


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Assam Breakfast Tea - No.36

Assam Breakfast Tea - No.36From:  £3.50

This breakfast tea is prefect for those who prefer a full bodied, strong cup during the cold winter mornings. The tea consists of smaller dark leaves that impart a beautiful amber liquor with a well-balanced flavour, which is delightful taken with milk. 


Chinese Keemun Black Tea  - No.14

Chinese Keemun Black Tea - No.14From:  £6.45

This premium version of Keemun imparts a complex and mellow flavour with a hint of smokiness. Produced with exceptional skill and patience, this tea is the most luxurious of breakfast teas.

Assam TGFOP Thowra - No.06

Assam TGFOP Thowra - No.06From:  £4.00

An outstanding second flush with strong spicy malty taste and scent. Its fine leaves boast lots of golden tips and gives a copper coloured infusion. Can be enjoyed with milk or cream and sugar as per your taste. Ideal as a morning breakfast tea.


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Assam Daisajan STGFOF Second Flush - No.35

Assam Daisajan STGFOF Second Flush - No.35From:  £6.50

The tea hails from the Daisajan Tea Estate. The estate is located in the town, Doomdooma - also known as ‘Tea City’ - in upper Assam. The estate is equipped with a state of the art manufacturing unit and produces the finest quality orthodox teas.


East Frisian BOP Blend - No.11

East Frisian BOP Blend - No.11From:  £3.25

This premium black tea is something truly special. A blend of the finest quality loose leaf teas from Assam and Ceylon, the brew offers a robust, brisk and malty flavour.


English Breakfast Tea Triunes - No.01

English Breakfast Tea Triunes - No.01From:  £6.95

Our exquisite, full-bodied version of this well-loved classic, beautifully captures the originality of a typical English Breakfast tea by offering a delicate balance of strength and flavour with an intrinsic smoothness, eliminating the bitterness that can occur in regular blends.


Classic Black Tea Discovery Pack

Classic Black Tea Discovery Pack£9.95

Try 5 different Classic Black Teas. Includes 10g of each tea. A perfect way to explore new breakfast tea flavours. Makes a great gift for tea lovers.


Decaffeinated Ceylon Black Tea - No.10

Decaffeinated Ceylon Black Tea - No.10From:  £4.95

This tasty decaffeinated breakfast tea, from the revered tea growing country, Ceylon, imparts a mild black tea flavour with hints of sweetness. A wonderful alternative for those looking to cut back on caffeine. 


Assam Mangalam - No.05

Assam Mangalam - No.05From:  £7.95

This Extra Special FTGFOP1 Grade Assam tea is with an abundance of golden tips, this premium black tea from the renown Mangalam estate in Assam, India, makes for a wonderful breakfast tea which imparts a rich, malty and spicy flavour.


Irish Breakfast (Strong) - No.13

Irish Breakfast (Strong) - No.13From:  £3.50

This Irish Breakfast Tea is a premium version of the well-loved black tea classic. A high-quality loose leaf tea, that hails from the celebrated Nuwara Eliya region of Ceylon and imparts a rich flavour.


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Assam Meleng FTGFOP Second Flush - No.34

Assam Meleng FTGFOP Second Flush - No.34From:  £6.50

This single origin long leaf black tea from the revered Meleng tea estate is located near the town of Jorhat, close to the world heritage site, the Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary. Produced using orthodox methods, the tea is of prime quality and can be recommended for seasoned black tea lovers.


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