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English Breakfast Tea

Author: Jee Choe
How to make hot & iced English breakfast tea properly.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving



  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 208°F. Boil a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. Filtered water is best.
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into a teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put English breakfast tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 5 minutes.
  • Strain English breakfast tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
  • Stir in milk and sugar.


1. Put English breakfast tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water is best for a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 12 hours.
3. Strain English breakfast tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
4. Add milk and simple syrup.
Make simple syrup at home by mixing equal parts sugar and hot water until sugar dissolves.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 11mg
Keyword cold brew English breakfast tea, English breakfast tea, iced English breakfast tea
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