The Perfect Homemade English Breakfast Tea Recipe

English Breakfast Tea Recipe


English Breakfast Tea Recipe

English Breakfast Tea Recipe

English Breakfast Tea is a black tea that is famous as the ultimate brew to bid off early morning blues and to give your regular busy day a proper blissful direction. To get those lovely moments daily, it is crucial, especially for tea fanatics, to know how to brew their English Breakfast Tea. That is what made us bring to you the perfect homemade English Breakfast Tea recipe.

Course Drink
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 tbsp Teafloor’s high-quality English Breakfast Tea leaves
  • 1-2 Tsp Honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon Optional


  1. Take fresh filtered cold water and boil it in a kettle.

  2. Use a bit of this boiling water to heat up your teapot by rinsing it with the water.

  3. Add one tsp (per cup) of English Breakfast Tea leaves in the teapot.

  4. Pour the boiling water over it.

  5. Let the tea leaves infuse their goodness in the water by steeping them for 3-5 minutes.

  6. Add a splash of milk according to your preference.

  7. If you find your tea bitter, add some honey or agave nectar according to taste.q

  8. You can also add a pinch of cinnamon powder to top it.

  9. And finally, pour the tea into the loveliest cups you have to thoroughly enjoy its essence

Recipe Notes

The ‘Perfect’ English Breakfast Tea recipe notes

What makes this tea recipe perfect, is the fact that it is easy to make (keeping in mind the busy lives we have) and takes only 5 minutes to prepare the tea. Also, it uses George Orwell’s recommended Indian tea leaves and many more of his recommendations which he declared to the world through his controversial article called ‘A nice cup of tea’. In case you are wondering, George Orwell is a British novelist and essayist famous for his outspoken work.   

The use of boiling water and not just hot water in this English Breakfast Tea Recipe is essential. That is what helps the tea leaves steep their nourishment in the water when it’s poured over them.

It is also recommended to ensure that boiling water is poured over the tea leaves (or tea bags) and not vice versa. Experts say that tea leaves, when dropped into boiling water are not able to release their goodness as effectively as they can the other way round.

Additionally, many people prefer the tea without milk. Although, some of them do add lemon to induce flavour.

The use of sugar, as in the original English Breakfast Tea recipe, is also something that is quite debated among tea fanatics. Many people believe honey or any other sweetener is not as capable of adding to the flavour of tea as sugar is. However, considering how healthy a replacement honey (or any similar sweetener) is to sugar, others prefer it more.

While such preferences might look beneficial to consider, the perfect way to find what works best for your taste buds is by trying the recipe and its variants for yourself. There is no better method to find the perfect English Breakfast Tea recipe that helps soothe and claim your senses to feel the power of this elixir.

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