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A cup of English breakfast tea, served with milk and sugar
Public DomainA cup of English breakfast tea, served with milk and sugar - Credit: Vanderdecken
English Breakfast Tea was first popularised by Queen Victoria and has since become the classic British tea. It is a black blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas which is often enjoyed mixed with milk and sugar.

The name itself is thought to have originated outside England, possibly in America, as drinking black tea for breakfast was a long-standing English custom.