English Breakfast Tea

Oh yes, there is such as a thing as a perfect cup of tea. I cringe when I see someone use water  heated in a  coffee pot to make English Breakfast Tea. Accustomed English tea lovers know that the water from a coffee pot is not hot enough to brew the tea leaves.  And then  another faux pas is when someone pours the hot water into the teapot or teacup and immediately  proceeds to  pouring in the milk and adding the sugar; when one makes English Breakfast Tea this way, tea leaves  have no chance to brew and release the flavors. Okay, I don’t want to come across as a tea snob, but as I shared on my about me page, I grew up drinking English tea for breakfast, I still drink English breakfast tea every morning and just like coffee aficionados will attest, there is something about getting that first morning drink right. It is like receiving a gentle kiss or a warm hug, I feel loved and prepared to conquer the morning.

English Breakfast Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
English Breakfast Tea, hot black tea with milk and sugar( or other sweeteners).
Course: Hot Beverage
Cuisine: British, English
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Mundia(periperichef)
  • 2-3 Cups of water
  • 2 tsp . of Black tea leaves or 2 tea bags of black tea
  • 3-5 oz . milk to taste
  • 4 tsp . Sugar or honey to taste
  1. Set water in a kettle to boil

  2. Place tea leaves or tea bags into a teapot and pour the boiling water over the tea

  3. Cover the teapot with the lid to preserve the internal heat and to allow the black tea to steep and brew for 2 minutes

  4. Pour 4 to 6 oz into each teacup leaving enough room for the milk and the sugar

  5. Pour about 1 oz. of milk into each teacup

  6. Server your English breakfast tea with bread or pastries such as muffins or savory options such as meat pies


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2 thoughts on “English Breakfast Tea

  • October 26, 2015 at 12:59 pm
    This brings back sweet memories! Thanks Mundia! Love that tea set too! Reply
    • October 27, 2015 at 8:08 am
      Thank you Nolly. I seem to keep on adding onto my tea set collection every 6 months or so. I just love the cuteness. Reply

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