There are many interpretations of the classic breakfast tea. Murchie's English Breakfast is sure to brighten your morning!

Ingredients: black tea (Ceylon, Keemun)

Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Strong
Origin Blend
Tea Format Loose Tea
Type Black

SOOOOO GOOD!  Review by  Rosie

Another fave...ALL THE BREAKFAST TEAS are amazing! These teas have turned me into a tea a holic!

Posted on 2020-06-20

SOOOOO GOOD!  Review by  Rosie

Another fave...ALL THE BREAKFAST TEAS are amazing! These teas have turned me into a tea a holic!

Posted on 2020-06-20

Best ever  Review by  Dana

I love, love, love this loose tea! I have drank this English Breakfast tea for years, and it is the best way to start your morning off right! The individual tea bags are great for business trips, so you can always have the perfect cup of tea in the morning no matter where you are!

Posted on 2018-05-24

English Breakfast  Review by  Long time customer

For years we have started the day with Murchies English Breakfast. Can't imaging a morning without it.

Posted on 2014-10-09

The BEST  Review by  Tea Every Morning

Murchie's English Breakfast is the best we can find anywhere, and we have tried many others. We regularly order and have it shipped to the U.S. We make sure we have English Breakfast on hand for our morning tea.

Posted on 2014-05-29

Murchie's English Breakfast is the BEST  Review by  Carrie from Washington State

I've been drinking tea for over 35 years--my whole adult life--and have had the pleasure of spending most of that time drinking Murchie's EB. While I am a creature of habit, I try to make my habits rich and rewarding, and the full-bodied yet mellow flavor of Muruchie's EB has been consistent and very satisfying for all this time. Thank you Murchie's!

Posted on 2013-05-28

Delicious  Review by  Spidergoalie

This is an delicious English Breakfast. Smooth taste. Great with milk. It has the taste, and doesn't break the bank. Must try.

Posted on 2013-01-11

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Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee               Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through

  • Fine to medium grind coffee
  • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
  • Coarse grind coffee
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
  • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
  • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!

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