English Breakfast Tea

English Breakfast teas are generally full-bodied, robust and rich, designed to go well with milk and sugar. Black teas included in the blend can include Assam, Ceylon, Kenyan and Keemun teas. Tradition holds that the blend was first sold in Edinburgh simply as “Breakfast Tea” in the 19th century, and that Queen Victoria helped to popularize it (thanks in large part to her love of all things Scottish). When it was brought down to London, merchants altered the name to “English Breakfast” and it has stuck ever since.

There are 33 reviews available for this category, for 21 different varieties.

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Joy's Teaspoon English Breakfast

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I loved this tea, and it could easily become a morning staple in my selection of good, strong, black morning teas! I am very happy and impressed with the teas I have tasted from Joy's Teaspoon!"
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      9/10

Tea Forte English Breakfast

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A Strong Rich breakfast blend, exactly what a breakfast blend should be. It begs to be used as the fodder in an "I like my tea like I like my men" joke."
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      9/10

Best International Tea Co. S.D. Bell English Breakfast

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Fresh and well-rounded. A tea to make an Irish girl from New Jersey proud! "
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      9/10

Choice Organic English Breakfast Tea

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"It tasted fantastic. It had the characteristic smooth and malty flavor that I love about English Breakfast teas. "
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      8.5/10

Mighty Leaf Organic Breakfast

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor is primarily malty with hints of fruity and cocoa sweetness; hearty, but not heavy or flat"
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      8.3/10

Culinary Teas Yorkshire Harrogate Tea

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This tea makes one feel ready and able to face whatever morning comes along and not merely survive, but triumph! It might sound corny, (in fact it certainly does!) but I bet there's not a tea lover out there that doesn't need some tea in their beloved repertoire to fill those shoes. I don't hesitate to say, "The shoe fits Yorkshire Harrogate!""
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      8/10

KTeas English Breakfast

7.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"This is a fantastic English Breakfast! It is a bit malty from the Assam, but not too malty! The darjeeling gives it a nice fresh flavor, while the ceylon blends in to bring some sweet pure flavor."
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      10/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The brewed tea has a strong and intense flavor that is certainly appropriate for a breakfast tea, but the tea also bears a harsh bitterness that, for me, spoiled the tea. "
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"As a whole the tea has plenty to make you look forward to the mornings - fruity high notes with clean, sweet and dry finishing along with a refreshing astringency that remained at all times well balanced. "
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      7.5/10

JING English Breakfast Black Tea

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"Nothing too surprising, but when pitted against 99% of the world's Assam dregs, JING comes out victorious."
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      7.8/10

Adagio English Breakfast

7.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Drink with an English style breakfast, its healthy and dazzling when done properly."
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      7.7/10

Boston Tea Company English Breakfast

7.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A little bit blackberry and a little bit smoky and a little bit good."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"As it cooled, a bit more complexity developed, and hints of leather, blackberries, chestnuts, and sweet hay emerged. It was a bit on the mild end of my taste scale, but quite good."
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      7.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"When brewed, this tea is very robust and certainly earns its name as a breakfast tea. This tea's flavor is primarily one of chocolate and a mild fruitiness, perhaps apricot. "
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      7.0/10

You, Me & Tea English Breakfast

7.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"If you don't like strong tea, watch the steeping time on this one. "
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Taken black, it offered a bold, rich morning brew highlighted with sweet cocoa notes. This tea worked quite well as a nice morning pick-me-up; it was fragrant and full-bodied (although not aggressively so), yet also easy to drink. "
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      7.5/10

Darvilles of Windsor English Breakfast (Bagged)

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A hearty English Breakfast tea with a bit of a peppery bite... once again Darvilles comes up with a simple, well-blended brew."
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      7/10

CupTeavity Russian Court English Tea

7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The tea was hearty and spicy and warming. The flavours blended together well into a bold, unique blend."
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Bust out the Matchbox for this Russian inspired, English Blend."
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      7/10

Murchies Tea and Coffee Golden Jubilee Blend

6.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shaiha Shaiha's review:
"An enjoyable tea with the additions of cream and sugar. Otherwise it has a bitter note."
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      6.7/10

Stash Organic Premium Breakfast Blend

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"Strong and earthy, almost reminiscent of an oolong... I would have preferred it a bit stronger and more full-bodied though."
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      6/10

Jacksons of Piccadilly English Breakfast

6/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"A good, standard English Breakfast tea... one of the better bagged teas I've tried."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Rebekah Rebekah's review:
"An unremarkable and very bitter bagged tea... so far I've been largely unimpressed by Jacksons of Piccadilly."
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      4/10
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"A pretty good Keemun blend considering its in a teabag. For the convenience and price, you could do worse."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"Smooth and tasty, but nothing particularly special about this blend."
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      6/10

Best International Tea S. D. Bell’s English Breakfast

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It has a strong wine component with a good backing of malt and some honey sweetness."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Dave Dave's review:
"The flavor was smooth, but had a pleasant fruitiness to it, with notes of raspberry and blackcurrant. But at the same time, it was lacking body."
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      5.5/10

Revolution Tea English Breakfast

5.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"I’m a fan of breakfast tea and I’ve tried many different brands and blends. When I compare Revolution English Breakfast to some of my favorites it doesn’t match up. "
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This is neither bad tea nor great tea. It's a nifty idea as a bring-along for a traveler who wants to have something tastier than Lipton or Farmer's at hand."
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      6/10

Tea District Decaf English Breakfast

5.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It doesn't have enough positive character to succeed particularly well."
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      5.3/10

Stash English Breakfast

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"This has a strong, rich aroma but in the end its a rather weak blend, as English Breakfasts go. "
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      5/10

Boston Tea Company Decaffeinated English Breakfast

3.1/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"No flavor. Ugly color. A bad tea, overall."
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      1/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"The fishy, over-fermented scent of the cup combined with the rather thin-feeling flavour profile are not to my liking. However, it does seem to be a good bet for those fond of very earthy teas."
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      5.1/10

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