English breakfast tea, also known as English breakfast tea, English breakfast tea or English morning tea, is a classic British blended black tea, which is generally mixed with tea from Assam, Sri Lanka and Kenya, and is one of the representative tea drinks in Britain.
It is full and strong, with a hint of floral aromas. It is often used with English breakfasts, baked goods and strong foods. English breakfast tea is usually mixed with milk and sugar to make milk tea. It is also served with lemon and is part of the English breakfast.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although the British were too high latitude to grow tea, this did not stop them from being enthusiastic about tea. British freighters have traveled thousands of miles between China and England for this magical Oriental leaf.
However, because of the length of the voyage and the incomplete technology of native tea production in India, it is inevitable that the tea sold in the market was in short supply or uneven quality. Then, in the 19th century, Twinnings in London, to ensure consistent quality, began combining different teas together, the first commercially available English blend.
The soothing and rejuvenating English morning tea has many amazing benefits, including detoxifying the body, lowering cholesterol levels, improving new heart health, and boosting mental health.
Almost 90 per cent of the tea sold in the UK is blended. We often drink Earl Grey tea, afternoon tea, English morning tea, are the representative of traditional British tea. Over the centuries, these classic blends of tea leaves mixed with flowers, fruits and essential oils have almost become synonymous with English tea.
English tea has a variety of flavors, including a strong morning tea, a fresh afternoon tea, and even a good night tea to help you sleep at night. Of course, the blending technology is not only a variety of tea flavors to complement each other, a variety of flowers, fruits, herbs, spices, essential oils and other raw materials are also the main force of British blending. Although the English blend uses a variety of ingredients, the tea is always the star. Now, British people have begun to not only love black tea, in London street tea shops, green tea, white tea, oolong, Pu 'er are common ingredients.
Flowers are one of the most common ingredients for blending, which can enhance the aroma and richness of the blended tea. Jasmine tea, the most common tea in China, is also popular in the UK. Certain kinds of flowers have specific functions, such as chamomile and lavender, which are often used in the good Night tea. Calendula, cornflower such as the fragrance of light flowers, in the tea mix also has an important decorative role.
In English mixed tea, the common flowers mainly include: rose, jasmine, lotus, cornflower, chamomile, lavender, calendula, saffron, roselle, elderflower and so on.
British morning tea is basically calorie-free, a nutrient that contains potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also very rich in B vitamins, including folic acid and minerals such as fluoride that promote healthy teeth. English morning tea contains a variety of antioxidants, including tea polyphenols.
The flavonoid-rich English morning tea contains many benefits, including improved arterial health, cancer prevention and improved dental health, and black tea is rich in flavonoids, theaflavins, which are an amazing antioxidant tea, which helps combat free radical damage in the body and promotes overall health. The antioxidants in English morning tea can also help slow down the signs of ageing, and recent studies have shown that black tea helps reduce levels of cortisol in the body, the main stress hormone, so it should be a blend of black tea that can combat stress.