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Bold Black Breakfast Tea

Full-bodied black teas from India and China can make a great swap for a morning cup of coffee.
bold, black breakfast tea
  • Makes 1 serving
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 1-5 minutes


  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 heaping tsp. Assam tea (options: a robust Chinese black tea, such as Keemun, or an Irish breakfast tea, which is typically based on Assam)
  • 1 tbs. milk of choice (optional)
  • 1 tsp. honey or preferred sweetener (optional)


Heat water to a full boil and load loose tea into a tea ball or tea filter.
Pour water into a mug, add tea, and steep for three to five minutes.
Remove tea and add milk and sweetener, if desired. Serve.

Photography by: Terry Brennan; Food Stylist: Betsy Nelson

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Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson is a food and travel writer based in Southern California.


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