Our rendition of the classic English Breakfast puts credit back where it’s due: the Indian farmers who make the tea. Combining two black teas, our Indian breakfast delivers a balanced cup full of complexity. The strength from malty Organic Assam Black is complemented by a burst of sweet, tart fruit from Organic Kumaon Black.
Tasting Notes: Toasted grains & bittersweet cocoa
Steep 1 8 oz | 210° F | 5 min
Steep 2 8 oz | 210° F | 6 min
Tasting Notes: A good English Breakfast blend should be full-bodied and strong. We accomplish that by marrying two of our single-origin black teas. The malty punch of Organic Assam Black, with its comforting notes of toasted grain, is complemented by a tart, fruity burst from Organic Kumaon Black. This blend is formulated to pair well with a splash of milk and a delicious breakfast.
Recipe Formulation: By using single-origin teas from two Indian tea regions, this blend has a unique combination of depth and lift. While both teas are made with leaves of the same plant, they come from two different varieties; Organic Assam Black is made from the low-elevation Assamaica varietal, which lends strength and depth, while Organic Kumaon Black is from the high-elevation Sinensis varietal, which gives complexity and a fruity sweetness. Through many caffeinated experiments, we fine-tuned the balance between the two to make this blend just right. We hope you enjoy!
Impact: With English Breakfast, we’re excited to introduce a new grade of Organic Kumaon Black, which is ideal for blends due to its slightly smaller leaf particle size. Organic Assam comes from a pioneering tea estate named Chardwar, which is run by a group that was India’s first tea estate to be certified Fair Trade. We’re working to launch Kumaon’s first farmer-owned tea factory to help local farmers earn more.