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english breakfast

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: china

region: anhui

variety: keemun

ingredients: black tea

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

English Breakfast is a full-bodied black tea blend that goes well with a traditional English Breakfast. The original cup was made with black Keemun tea from Anhui province in China. Across many generations, plenty of different interpretations of this famous blend have been made. Our English Breakfast stays close to the classic. Made from top quality black Keemun tea, prized for its rich, slightly smoky flavor and perfectly 'on point' astringency. Balanced, very honeyed aroma. May be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk. This fine example of English Breakfast remains one of Adagio's most popular varieties. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Michael M


      Better than Irish breakfast, nor as good as Scottish breakfast, IMO.

    • Nadia Bentley


      This is a good base tea to use in blends on Adagio

    • melissa Dichiaro


      A really good solid strong cup of black tea. I prefer a flavored black tea but I still enjoyed my sample of this with the addition of sugar and cream.

    • Mike Bevel


      In fairness I'm American so if you're English at all don't trust my 5-star review. For a yank, it's the best English Breakfast I've had. Full-bodied without any bitterness (and I steep for longer than I think is legal in most counties in the UK); it has entirely replaced coffee for me. Very delicious. Would drink again.

    • MJ

      Michael Jacobson


      My least favorite of the three british breakfast teas (scottish, irish, english). Solid but has less of the bitterness I seek out in these sort of teas. Although, it definitely had a strong mineral taste and bold flavor.

    • BD

      Bob Doss


      A very tasty tea. Good bold flavor. Great for those sluggish mornings.

    • Maria Burns


      Very good! An excellent, inoffensive, and highly effective tea. I do prefer their Irish Breakfast tea for it's slightly more mineral taste, but this is one I always have on hand!

    • Lydia Getgen


      This is a great standard English breakfast tea - perfect for those mornings when simplicity is needed!

    • Andrew Eith


      This is a great breakfast tea...i love regular breakfast teas like this

    • Samantha Ball


      A classic, very nice with some office cookies. I'll have to get more soon!

    • improbableZero


      A classic! My dad loves this one - he even asked me where I got it so he could order more.

    • Tea Totaller


      Literally can't go wrong with a classic like this one!

    • Lisa Tawney


      This is a delicious black tea with a well balanced flavor. A favorite.

    • Michael Cramer


      A worthwhile tea with excellent notes of cocoa that's a great treat to start the day. It's 100% Keemun, which is my favorite.

    • Gerard Kendle


      One of my favorites. A smooth finish with just a slight smoky note. It reminds me of my childhood in the UK.

    • JW

      Janelle Waz


      A very solid English Breakfast. It's a little weaker than Adagio's Irish Breakfast, but it's by no means a lesser tea. Great taste for any time of day. Now, I do notice some clouds of something at the bottom of the pot when I brew this: it's from the tea and not bad.