English Breakfast Tea FOP
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
English Breakfast Tea FOP is one of our most popular tea blends, period. It is made using Assam and Ceylon Teas, both in equal measure, and uses only the top bud and the first two tea leaves of each new shoot. Such is the meaning of the term ‘FOP’, which stands for Flowery Orange Pekoe. FOP Teas contain young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of ‘tip’ or ‘bud’.
Our beautiful English Breakfast FOP Tea is no exception, and is noted for its exceptional quality. If you consider yourself to be a tea connoisseur then here is an excellent beverage to add to your list. If you are not, however, then begin your journey today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company’s famous English Breakfast FOP.
The history of English Breakfast Tea as a whole is a truly fascinating, if occasionally mysterious story. There are numerous tales associated with its origins, but perhaps most interesting of all, many historians actually believe that this blend was made in Scotland, not England.
It is said that a tea master by the name of Drysdale came up with the concept of marketing a blend known as “breakfast tea” some time during the 19th Century. Stranger still, other tales suggest that not only was English Breakfast Tea not made in England, but it also wasn’t made in Scotland, either. Instead, this theory takes us to the United States of America.
According to this belief, English Breakfast Tea was invented by Richard Davies in New York City in 1843. We might never know the truth, but either way, traditionalists insist that English Breakfast Tea; be it FOP or BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe); is made from Assam and Ceylon Tea, as this tea is. This dates back to the blend’s creation (whenever and wherever that was!), although since then, Breakfast Tea blends can be made, albeit ‘untraditionally’, from almost any tea from any country.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: Assam, India and the Uva district, Ceylon (Sri Lanka).
Leaf Grade: Flowery Orange Pekoe.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Almost anything can be enjoyed alongside this beverage within reason. This includes milk, sugar, honey, or lemon. The choice is ultimately yours; however; The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company recommend this tea best served without such accompaniments to enjoy its full flavour.
Tasting Notes: English Breakfast FOP boasts strong malty aromas and equally malty tastes. Sweet undertones may also be tasted providing the beverage is not consumed with any accompaniments. Despite the name, English Breakfast FOP is equally scrumptious in the afternoon!
Colour in Cup: Ruby liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of English Breakfast Tea: Black Tea - a possible wonder-brew to cure disease? This is what many scientific institutes believe these days, at least. Perhaps most interesting of all, numerous studies have indicated that frequent Black Tea consumption, no matter the type, can maintain, and possibly enhance cognitive function.
This, in turn, may have the potential to reduce the risks of Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease. One particular study conducted at the University of Singapore and published in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” saw 2,500 people aged 55 or over undergo cognitive function testing. When the experiment was repeated 2 years later, results established that those who had drunk two to three cups of Black tea a day during the 2 year period were 55% less likely to be subjected to any form of cognitive decline.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime