English Breakfast Tea: What is it and why is it so popular?

English Breakfast Tea: A Timeless Classic with a Rich Legacy

English Breakfast Tea: What is it and why is it so popular?

Among the myriad of tea blends that grace our shelves and warm our cups, English Breakfast tea holds a special place.

Its robust flavor, rich history, and universal appeal have made it a staple in households across the globe. But what makes this particular blend so beloved?

Let's embark on a journey to uncover the allure of English Breakfast tea.


Origins and History of English Breakfast:

Contrary to its name, English Breakfast tea did not originate in England but rather was a blend of various black teas from colonies, including India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Africa.

It was only when Queen Victoria sampled this blend during her visit to Balmoral Castle in Scotland that it gained its iconic name and skyrocketed in popularity.

From then on, it became synonymous with traditional British tea-drinking culture.


Ingredients of English Breakfast Tea:

At the heart of English Breakfast tea lies its primary ingredient: black tea.

At Planet Organic, we take pride in using Australian Certified Organic (ACO) Black Tea, ensuring that every cup you brew is free from all nasties; including pesticides and chemicals. Offering a pure, unadulterated taste of this classic blend.


English Breakfast Tea Taste Profile:

English Breakfast tea boasts a robust, full-bodied flavour with malty undertones.

Its rich, reddish-brown hue is a visual treat, and its aroma is both comforting and invigorating.

The taste is versatile, making it perfect for pairing with milk, sugar, or even a slice of lemon.


FAQ's about English Breakfast Tea:


  • When is the best time to drink English Breakfast tea?

Traditionally, as the name suggests, English Breakfast tea is enjoyed in the morning. However, its versatile flavour profile makes it a delightful choice any time of the day.

  • Does it contain caffeine?

Yes, English Breakfast tea does contain caffeine, though its content is typically much less than that of coffee. It offers a gentle pick-me-up, making it perfect for kickstarting your day or overcoming that mid-afternoon slump.


Never tasted this iconic Tea? Here's why you need to try it:

If you've yet to experience the charm of English Breakfast tea, you're in for a treat. Beyond its delightful flavour, this tea offers a connection to a rich cultural history and tradition.

It's a blend that tells a story, a narrative of colonies, royalty, and the simple pleasures of life. In a world of ever-evolving tea trends, English Breakfast remains a timeless classic, a testament to its enduring appeal.


At Planet Organic, we're passionate about bringing you the finest teas, and our English Breakfast blend is no exception.

We offer this iconic tea in four different sizes, ensuring there's an option for every tea lover. With all of our products being Australian Certified Organic, we're committed to being gentle on our bodies and the planet, by leaving out all the nasties including plastic in our packaging.

Explore our range today and take advantage of our bundle deals when you purchase three or more products at once.

Dive into the rich legacy of English Breakfast tea and let every sip transport you to a bygone era of elegance and tradition.


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