Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
When it comes to blends, English Breakfast Tea is undoubtedly the most famous. With our English Breakfast Pyramid Tea Bags, one is not only getting the most famous but also the best of the best. This is in terms of both quality and consistency thanks to our state-of-the-art Pyramid Tea Bags, which promote the finest of flavours.
Since 1997, Pyramid Tea Bags have provided up to 50% extra space for Tea leaves to expand and ultimately brew. It creates bold flavours in cup, with this Tea boasting a refreshing maltiness like no other. The combination of Assam and Ceylon Tea makes for a match made in heaven. Why not find out for yourself with our English Breakfast Pyramid Tea Bags?
The Mystery of English Breakfast Tea
This Tea, like many Teas, has mysterious origins. Indeed, no one can agree who first invented it despite there being two theories. Strangely, neither theory has firm roots in England. So, how did this Breakfast Tea become "English" Breakfast Tea?
The most accepted theory originates from 19th Century Scotland. In this version, a renowned Tea master named Robert Drysdale came up with an idea for marketing his Tea blend as "Breakfast Tea". Queen Victoria herself, on a Royal visit to Balmoral estate, happened upon Drysdale's 'invention'. She liked it so much she changed the name to "English Breakfast Tea".
The second theory travels out of the British Isles and to the United States. In 1843 New York, an English immigrant named Richard Davies created the blend. Unlike the first theory, his creation became popular without Royal approval. Instead, his marketing of the blend as an "English Breakfast Tea" endeared consumers.
Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we cannot in good conscience commit to one theory over another. We can, however, commit to stating that our English Breakfast Pyramid Tea Bags are a fantastic start to the day!
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Blend from Assam (India) and Ceylon (present day Sri Lanka).
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: Strong yet smooth, this blend has an enticing malty aroma and an equally appetising malty flavour which leaves a delightful aftertaste long after you finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking this Black Tea
English Breakfast Tea, like any other Black Tea, can promote healthy living in a variety of ways. It contains an abundance of antioxidants, most notably theaflavin and thearubigin, capable of combating free radicals in the body.
This, in turn, can lead to reduced risks in developing many chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that drinking 2 to 3 cups of Black Tea a day could reduce early signs of cognitive decline.
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