English Breakfast Tea FOP

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

Brewing instructions

Rarely is anything more quintessentially English than English Breakfast Tea FOP, a beverage of unparalleled quality and character. Every sip of this royally scrumptious infusion evokes images of lavish banquet halls and idyllic country gardens.

It is a blend of Assam Tea and Ceylon Tea, its taste best described as sweet and malty. Best of all, we pack it fresh to order, ensuring not only quality but also consistency.  

And yet, there’s more. When enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, our delicious, invigorating English Breakfast Tea FOP can offer astounding Black Tea benefits.

Indeed, research suggests that it can, among other qualities, enhance cognitive function and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. And this is just to start! Other benefits attributed to drinking English Breakfast Tea FOP frequently include improved heart health, immune system support and stress relief. 

Nevertheless, most choose English Breakfast Tea FOP for its great taste. Why not try it today through The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? Waste not a minute more and indulge in your new favourite brew, all the while supporting your health and wellbeing.

What Does “FOP” Mean? 

Baffled by Tea terminology? Ever wondered about its meaning and significance? Allow us to help. “FOP” stands for Flowery Orange Pekoe. This refers to the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot of Tea. FOP Teas contain young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of ‘Top’ or ‘Bud’. 

English Breakfast Tea Origins 

Did you know that English Breakfast Tea FOP likely owes its origins to Scotland, not England? Apparently, during a visit to Balmoral, Queen Victoria met Robert Drysdale, a Scottish Tea Master who had recently created a new blend. Mr. Drysdale had already dubbed it “Scottish Breakfast Tea”; however, the Queen persuaded him to change it to “English Breakfast Tea”. 

Whether there is any truth to this tale remains a topic of significant debate. Yet another theory also exists - this one originating from America! Rather than a Scotsman ‘inventing’ Breakfast Tea, it was, according to the story, made by a New Yorker named Richard Davies in 1843.

The chances are we’ll never know for sure. We’re just glad that it happened!

Useful Information

Type of Tea: Black Tea

Origin: A blend from Assam, India, and Uva district, Ceylon (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: English Breakfast Tea FOP is a distinctly malty infusion with sweet undertones.

Colour in Cup: Ruby-coppery liquor, light in tone.

Benefits English Breakfast Tea FOP 

All types of Black Tea contain an abundance of antioxidants capable of improving health and wellbeing in a variety of ways.

According to research, these antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. In doing this, English Breakfast Tea FOP reduces the risk of developing a multitude of severe, chronic conditions. 

Additional info
  • Type
    Black Tea, Blends
  • Health Points
    Health Points
    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
  • Caffeine Level
    Caffeine Level
  • Options
    Loose Tea
  • Time of Day
    Time of Day
    Breakfast, Lunchtime
  • Country
    Ceylon, India