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Palace Breakfast

Palace Breakfast

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 Our award winning Palace Breakfast Tea is an energising, full-bodied, aromatic black tea, perfect for the first cup of the day. The signature Breakfast Tea in here is utterly unique to Tea Palace, we create our blend from just two luxury, single origin teas from the oldest and nest tea gardens in Assam and Ceylon.

Palace Breakfast is also included in the following signature gift collections:


 



ORIGIN


 

Palace Breakfast Map of Origin

The leaves used in our signature Palace Breakfast tea are sourced directly from our partners in India and Sri Lanka and are selected for specific characteristics that particularly enhance our breakfast blend.

Our Assam is robust, spicy and full-bodied whilst our Ceylon is fresh, aromatic and complex; when combined these two leaves result in a fresh, smooth, balanced cup that tastes as energising as it feels.



Preparation Instructions

Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 4 minutes. Serve immediately or remove leaves to prevent spoiling. May be enjoyed with milk or lemon to taste.


Ingredients

Black Tea.

Allergens Note: All products are packed in an environment that contains nuts and other allergens.

Our Sizes Explained

Caddies

Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About Palace Breakfast

It isn't possible to pin down an exact date for when breakfast teas were popularised in the UK, but we can reasonably assume that it would have occurred in the 18th century. 

By this time, taking a strong "builders" style tea in the late afternoon along with the evening meal (colloquial known as "tea time" in the UK) was well established among the British peasantry and tea was already well-known for its energising effect.

As usual, the fashion for taking tea at breakfast seems to have filtered down from the upper-classes. Some nobles began to take afternoon black teas with breakfast as an invigorating first cup of the day.

True breakfast tea blends almost certainly began in Scotland where a bolder, stronger cup was demanded during breakfast and this lead to the creation of Assam-heavy black tea blends with a proper kick!

Naming of breakfast teas as "English Breakfast" is thought to have two possible origins; one is that Queen Victoria enjoyed the blend whilst visiting Scotland, brought the tea back with her to London and renamed it to "English Breakfast". The other origin is that it was simply the name given in America to breakfast teas from the UK and the name caught on from there! 

One thing we can say for certain is that by the 20th century breakfast teas had become so popular that it sits alongside builders as the most popular of teas in Britain; with one, the other or both gracing virtually every kitchen in the country!

Even with substantial competition from coffee to become the morning drink of choice for many - breakfast teas are still going strong and a perennial favourite!