Tasting Notes: Robust sienna-colored liquor with balanced tannins and notes of tobacco and sweet malt.
Coming from Assam, one of India's largest growing regions, our organic English Breakfast tea is not only certified-organic, but also Fairtrade!
Our English Breakfast Assam comes from the single garden and is made with a nice proportion of tippy golden buds that help to balance the natural tannins in traditionally produced Indian black teas.
This English Breakfast tea is full-bodied with flavors of tobacco, sweet malt, and dried fruit. Naturally very sweet and generous with perfectly balanced tannins, every cup of our Assam is ready to be enjoyed however you prepare your tea. For those who enjoy a dollop of milk and honey, this English Breakfast takes milk especially well!
We recommend our English Breakfast tea enjoyed after brewing in the Western-style that made this style of tea so popular in Great Britain all those centuries ago. You can expect 2-3 steeps from each portion of English Breakfast tea, sometimes more depending on your brewing habits! We recommend steeping your tea leaves for increasing intervals with each subsequent steep.
Black teas are fully oxidized tea leaves that are created by the will of the producer to create a robust and structured cup. Bearing this in mind, they are the most likely to become bitter and astringent if over brewed. Black tea should be brewed between two and four minutes, according to the style of the tea and your taste, with water just off boil at around 205 degrees. Our high quality black teas may be infused multiple times and will yield different expressions in each infusion.
What is Black Tea?
Black teas are made from fully oxidized leaves. The Chinese refer to black teas as "red teas" in reference to the copper colored of their infusion. Developed in the 18th century, the production process of black tea begins with withering of the leaves, and then moves to rolling, oxidation, drying, sorting, sifting and sometimes, an optional firing.
Health Benefits of Black Tea
Congratulations, if you are drinking tea, you have already chosen an incredible, healthful beverage. Tea is considered in many cultures to have medicinal properties. All tea comes from the same plant family, camellia sinensis, and therefore all types and styles contain the same components that contribute to significant health benefits. Influence of the varietal, growing conditions, production techniques, and your brewing practices play a role in the antioxidant and caffeine levels of your cup. Although black tea is considered to have higher caffeine than other tea types this is not necessarily true, and we encourage you to read your body's response to each tea, as caffeine levels in any category can vary from tea to tea.