Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Chinese Breakfast Tea is a type of Black Tea from Yunnan Province, China. The grade is Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP), which is somewhat subtler than Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP).
It is thus a great choice first thing in the morning when you’re looking for an easy start. We can guarantee its best quality and consistency, too, due to the fact we pack it fresh to order.
When it comes to caffeine content, expect around 45-mg per 8-oz cup. Chinese Breakfast Tea, according to the latest scientific research, also comes with health benefits.
Most, however, brew it for its remarkable flavour, best described as strong, sweet, spicy and nutty. Whatever your reason for choosing it, you’ve decided well with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
Facts About Tea From China
- China is the home of Tea. It was here, some 5,000 years ago, that, according to legend, a Chinese Emperor discovered it. This was Green Tea rather than Black Tea.
- Lapsang Souchong came about during the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) and was the first Black Tea ever created - by pure accident.
- Other popular Chinese Black Tea varieties include Keemun Tea, Yunnan Tea and Earl Grey. In neighbouring India, meanwhile, there is Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri Tea.
- Recent statistics indicate that China is the world’s largest Tea producer. It created 2,473,443 tonnes in 2017 alone - amounting to approximately 30-35% of worldwide production.
The Story Behind Breakfast Tea
The idea of a breakfast blend doesn’t originate from China or even England - but Scotland. Some records suggest that it was a Tea master called Robert Drysdale who first came up with the concept, dubbing his creation “Breakfast Tea”.
The name of it, in fact, only changed after Queen Victoria paid a visit to the Scotsman, resulting in the word “English” being added to it!
We have since made our own versions - including that of our delicious, invigorating Chinese Breakfast Tea. If you’re looking to indulge in alluring flavours, to get an energy boost or to experience Black Tea benefits, you’ve come to the right place.
This beverage can offer it all and so much more. Why not discover for yourself by buying it today? You won’t be disappointed.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Yunnan Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: This Tea has an overarching sweet, nutty character complemented by spicy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Chinese Breakfast Tea Benefits
Did you know that Chinese Breakfast Tea, like most types of Black Tea, can boost the metabolism of fat cells?
This enables your body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, thus resulting in weight loss (alongside a healthy and active lifestyle).
Additionally, it improves skin health due to its anti-inflammatory properties and likewise aids digestion.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening