Full bodied black teas are good morning teas. A black tea will give you a little dose of caffeine to get you moving in the morning. The strong flavors go well with breakfast foods, pastries, or breads served with jam or honey.
- a full-bodied blend of black teas, most often Assam teas from India
- strong smooth tea with a malty flavor and an energizing finish
- good with milk and sugar or a bit of lemon
- English Breakfast Blends typically include Assam, Ceylon, Kenyan, and Keemun black teas
- a rich and aromatic brew – brisk, malty, full-bodied and robust
- tastes good with milk and sugar – particularly suited for a hearty breakfast
- Kenya produces one of the best quality black teas in the world
- provides a strong, balanced flavor
- especially good with rich foods or chocolate
- Assam is full-flavored
- rich, smooth and malty; bold and full-flavored
- good with milk – a great breakfast tea
- Yunnan province in China has been producing teas for over 1,700 years
- earthy, robust and assertive with a molasses-like sweetness
- a good choice for breakfast – pairs well with sweets
TIP: If you find that your black teas are brewing up slightly bitter, steep the leaf for less time or add a little milk and/or sweetener.
For something different, I suggest adding Matcha to your favorite morning tea list. Matcha lowers stress while maintaining alertness.
- made from steamed Tencha tea leaves that have been ground into a fine powder
- a thin, frothy, concentrated green drink that has a pronounced grassy flavor
- pairs well with sweet foods