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English Breakfast

English Breakfast is one of our ultimate teas. It wakes and revives the nation and goes beautifully with your favourite morning treat. This blend isn't just perfect for starting your day; it is also great to get you through your busy schedule every day. It's bright, full bodied and full of flavour.

English Breakfast is over 80 Years Old

In 2013 we had a huge celebration in honour of English Breakfasts 80th birthday and realised that while our tastes in breakfasts may have changed, English Breakfast Tea has remained the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast

We marked this this milestone with a Limited Edition English Breakfast Tea Box.  This was an Art Deco Design and was exclusively available to Waitrose customers, and at the Twinings Online Store.

The English Breakfast tea we drink today has changed very little to the tea we drunk 80 years ago. We've only ever made minute adjustments to ensure a consistency of taste regardless of changes to the climate, agriculture or even the gardens in which the leaves are grown. It's this consistency and our ability to move with the times that's ensured our blend stays firmly on the British breakfast table.

What's in it?

The English Breakfast Blend has a mix of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan tea to give a perfectly balanced blend.

Our Master Blenders search the globe for the best blends and make sure that each batch of English Breakfast is examined, tried and tasted so you receive the best cup every single day. 

The way you make it matters!

We believe that how you make your English Breakfast is as important as the breakfast you accompany it with, so here are our tips:

Use freshly drawn cold water, then grab your kettle when it’s at a rolling boil (100C) - Use 1 teabag per cup or 1 teabag per person in a teapot.

Then infuse for 3 to 5 minutes (or to your taste) its best with a splash of milk or if serving it black, a slice of lemon is great. For guaranteed freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!

THE FIRST TEA OUT OF THE POT IS ALWAYS THE WEAKEST. So start by pouring a little tea into each cup, and then top them up. This way each cup will have equal strength and everyone will be happy!

Tea Tip

The reason why English Breakfast is great for the morning time is because it holds a strong dose of caffeine that helps your brain and body to wake up and enables you to seize the day.

English Breakfasts marry beautifully with your morning meals, the strong flavours of the tea complement the intense flavours of cooked, continental or a bowl of cereal.  


Where else to launch this beautiful design but at a tea party at The Savoy hotel in London?  We felt it was the perfect venue to pay homage to the era in which the tea was born, the 1930s.  

We had a splendid time - Stephen Twining himself gave a talk on the evolution of tea, whilst MasterChef winner, Tim Anderson, created a mouth-watering display of breakfasts through the ages.

MasterChef winner, Tim Anderson

Explore Tim's Journey here

Tim's interruption of breakfasts through the decades and a little glimpse of how we will eat in the future!

Master Blender Mike Wright was also on hand to posture about the future of the blend, and we discovered that while our taste in food has certainly developed, our love for this special blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan black teas has remained the same.

The Evolution of Breakfasts is an endlessly fascinating topic.  From the pre-war indulgence of breakfasts filled with kedgeree and kippers to the quest for everyday convenience in the 1960s, there's plenty to discover

The Range

As you can image we have had 81 years to play around with this blend and the opportunity to bring you your favourite English Breakfast in many different variety from our classic teabags to our loose or our wonderful silky pyramids. Whatever your preference, we have got it covered! 

English Breakfast Tea

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English Breakfast - 100 Tea Bags

£4.99 each

Golden and well rounded, our English Breakfast has a lot of body with a light finish. The perfect way to start your day with a zip and a zing. Half price offer - enter code STRONG at checkout.

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English Strong Breakfast - 80 Tea Bags

£4.99 each

Bold and lively, our English Strong Breakfast is full of flavour; a true favourite with our master blenders. Half price offer - enter code STRONG at checkout.

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English Breakfast Loose Tea Caddy

From: £5.50 for 100g

Bright, full-bodied and full of flavour, English Breakfast is perfect for clearing away your cobwebs at any time of day.

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