English Breakfast Loose Leaf Tea

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Named for its accompaniment with the traditional and hearty English breakfast, English Breakfast Blend is a mixture of strong black teas that create a full-bodied and robust infusion. Usually served with cream and sugar, English Breakfast Blends typically include Assam,Ceylon, Kenyan, and Keemun black teas, which provide a suitably vigorous cup to get the day started. Rich and aromatic, English Breakfast Blend gets you up and going

water temp 212°F (boiling)
time 3-5 minutes
amount 2 grams per 8 ounces water
infusion method Use fresh filtered water when steeping black tea blends. The black tea base used for this blend has large leaves and therefore can be steeped longer than more delicate black teas (e.g. Darjeeling) or broken leaf teas.

Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn't pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller flavor.

It is worth noting, some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.
notes on tea strength The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.

We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.

If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.