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English Breakfast Loose Tea

Whether hot or iced, English Breakfast Loose Tea is one of the most popular teas in the world. See how to make this tea properly. This tea will make you feel so Cheerful.

I have it sometimes when I don’t want coffee. Anxious about this Trying this tea Recipe out? And if you want, please feel free to comment on this post and let me know what you think of this recipe! 

ENGLISH BREAKFAST LOOSE TEA

    • English Breakfast Loose Tea is a blend usually made up of 2-3 different black teas.
    • There’s caffeine in English Breakfast Loose Tea. Which is great if you want something like coffee that morning.
    • Bold, full-bodied, and strong, it’s specifically made to be had with milk and sugar.
  • There is no ONE English breakfast tea blend that everyone uses. Tea companies make their own blend using any combination of Assam, Ceylon, Keemun, or Kenyan black tea.
  • English breakfast tea with Keemun is usually more expensive.
  • The origin of English breakfast tea varies but the most common story is that it was created by Scottish tea merchant Robert Drysdale in the late 19th century in America. Robert wanted a more affordable tea option and created his own using a blend of inexpensive black teas.

TO MAKE HOT ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
TEA: 
1.5 teaspoons loose English breakfast tea (or 1 tea sachet)
WATER: 
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE: 
208°F
STEEP TIME: 
5 minutes

TO MAKE COLD BREW ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA
TEA: 
1.5 teaspoons loose English breakfast tea (or 1 tea sachet)
WATER: 
1 cup (8 fl. oz.)
WATER TEMPERATURE: 
Coldwater
STEEP TIME: 
12 hours

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

TO MAKE HOT ENGLISH BREAKFAST LOOSE TEA

  • English breakfast tea
  • Filtered water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Teapot with infuser
    A great basic teapot with a large infuser for making tea.

TO MAKE COLD BREW ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA

  • English breakfast tea
  • Filtered water
  • Milk
  • Simple syrup
    Make it at home by dissolving 1 part sugar into 1 part hot water.
  • Ice
  • Teapot with strainer

STEP 1: Boil water.

To make the best-tasting tea, start with tap water. A strong, clear brew depends on using the proper water.

Tea Tip: The most reliable way to boil water is by using an electric kettle with a temperature setting. For English breakfast tea, set it to 208°F.

Boil a bit of extra water for warming up the teapot, which is the next step.

STEP 2: Warm up the teapot.

Pour some of the hot water into a teapot and swirl the water around. Throw out the water.

Tea Tip: Warming up the teapot is an important part of brewing tea properly. Doing so keeps the boiled water hot so that there isn’t a big temperature drop when brewing the tea.

STEP 3: Put English breakfast tea into a teapot and add hot water

STEP 4: Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.

Tea Tip: Be careful not to brew it for more than 5 minutes since over brewing can make your tea bitter.

Keep the teapot covered so the water stays hot while the tea brews.

STEP 5: Strain English breakfast leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.

STEP 6: Add milk and sugar.

English Breakfast was blended to be had with milk and sugar, unlike most other teas so I like mine with both.

HOW TO MAKE IT ICED PROPERLY

I’ve found that cold-brewed tea makes for the best-iced tea so I make all my iced teas this way — and you should too!

STEP 1: Put English Breakfast Loose Tea and water in a pitcher or glass container.

Put cold or room temperature filtered water into a pitcher and stir in the English breakfast tea. Use filtered water for the best tasting cold-brewed tea.

STEP 2: Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

You can leave it to steep in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

Cold brewing creates a much mellower, smoother cup than brewing it using any other methods

STEP 3: Strain English breakfast tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.

The tea is already chilled so ice is optional.

STEP 4: Add milk and simple syrup.

Simple syrup (half water, half sugar) is the easiest way to sweeten iced tea. Make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts of sugar and hot water until the sugar dissolves.

TEA TIPS

  • Use loose English breakfast tea or tea sachets instead of tea bags for a higher quality cup of tea.
  • Since different English breakfast teas use slightly different blends, sample a few to find one you like best.
  • Always begin with fresh water in the kettle, since reboiling water changes the mineral composition of the water and affects the flavor of the tea.

What does English Breakfast Loose Tea taste like?

English breakfast tea is full-bodied and robust with a slightly sweet note. It should be strong without tasting bitter and bold enough to retain its flavor even after adding milk and sugar.

Use 1 tea sachet (contains about 1.5 teaspoons of tea) or 1 tea bag (contains 1 teaspoon of tea).

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup water + more to warm teapot for hot tea
  • 2 teaspoons milk (or to taste)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon loose English breakfast tea
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Boil water. If using an electric kettle with a temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up the teapot. Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put English Breakfast Loose Tea into a teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain English breakfast tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
  • Stir in milk and sugar.

TO MAKE COLD BREW ENGLISH BREAKFAST TEA

1. Put English breakfast tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. Filtered water is best for a better-tasting iced tea.

2. Cover the pitcher and put it in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours.

3. Strain English breakfast tea leaves and pour tea into a cup. Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.

4. Add milk and simple syrup. Make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts of sugar and hot water until sugar dissolves.

I hope you enjoy this tea as I do, it will make you want more every day instead of coffee. And if you are looking for great food to have with it here is an idea.

 

And if you want more tea recipes please check this post out. Hope you this Delightful tea, enjoy 🙂

 

English Breakfast Loose tea

 

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