Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Finest black tea leaves from Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling and Africa
Country of Origin
India, Sri Lanka, and Kenya
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Seems like quality is declining over time
April 03, 2013
I've been a Republic of Tea customer for years, and I think over time the leaves in their British Breakfast blend have been getting smaller and smaller. The most recent bag I received is ever-so-slightly better than the last one I got (which was one step better than fannings) but both bags have compared poorly against another major vendor's tea I purchased recently. I used to buy English/British blends from both companies and mix them together, but I think I'm going to stop doing that and just go with the competitor from now on. I really wish Republic of Tea was maintaining a higher standard with regard to leaf size/quality. Also, as other reviewers have noted, the flavor is a little one-dimensional.
A strikingly bold, wonderful tea
November 28, 2012
Wake Forest, NC
A strikingly bold, wonderful tea. I originally reviewed this as 4-star but would like to amend it to 5-star. After trying two other competitors, I find this the best full leaf British breakfast!
A Bit Disappointing
November 10, 2012
I blame myself for not taking notes when tasting samples from an earlier order. I recall liking all the teas, but some were outstanding. This tea is OK, but not sensational and rather one-dimensional (must have confused it with the Assam Breakfast tea). Being from the South, I love ice tea, too. Unfortunately, British Breakfast makes poor ice tea: cloudy and bad tasting. It is even more unfortunate that I ordered a pound of the stuff.
Fast Delivery, Nice Container, Slightly Less Intense Than Twinings
October 08, 2012
My order was placed on a Thursday, I believe. It shipped Friday and was received on Saturday. I was very happy with the incredibly fast turnaround!
The tea container was very pretty, and keeps the tea fresh.
With regards to the tea flavor, I find it slightly less intense than regular Twinings tea bags. However, it has more fullness.
Overall, I rate Republic of Tea British Breakfast Black Full-Leaf 4 stars!
May 24, 2012
This is my favorite tea. I want it every morning, and sometimes during the day, I have liked it for ages. Full bodied, intense, earthy, lovely with milk (make that whole milk). I can happily live with just this one tea.