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breakfast tea


a robust blend of black tea that is more full-flavored and full-bodied than a single tea, appropriately drunk in the mornings when trying to awaken

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  • Next morning the old lady, white haired and mittened, appeared behind the breakfast tea.

    Man and Maid E. (Edith) Nesbit
  • They wanted English breakfast tea, superior rifles and ammunition, and a special brand of tobacco.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Before freezing add some strong tea made of one ounce of English breakfast tea and one cup of boiling water.

  • Ten will be required for English breakfast tea, but never boil either, above all in a tin pot.

  • Two teaspoonfuls give the color of mahogany, if an English breakfast tea is used.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • Speaking generally, two kinds of tea are used in the States—Java green tea, and what they name "English breakfast tea."

  • One of my ancestors helped throw the English breakfast tea into Boston Harbour.

    The Adventure Club Afloat

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Of late, the introduction of English breakfast tea has raised a new sect among the tea drinkers, reversing some of the old canons.

    Household Papers and Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe

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