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English Tea No.1

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Case - 6 x 100g
Case - 6 x 100g
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This Ahmad Tea exclusive blend and best seller is a tea for all occasions and any accompaniments. More fragrant than an English Breakfast blend with less bergamot than an Earl Grey blend, this is both satisfyingly smooth and subtly fragrant. A winning  combination we're sure you'll agree. Very drinkable with or without milk and very nice for tea and English biscuits. 

Tea Preparation

The quality of water used has an impact on the quality of the tea. Always use freshly drawn water or filtered water. 


Heat fresh water to a rolling boil or to a temperature of 212F using an electric hot water heater or a stove top kettle.

Infusion Time

Use the infuser of your choice. Measure 1 teaspoon of tea per person. For a stronger brew preference, add an additional teaspoon for the pot.

Once the water reaches the appropriate temperature, it should be poured immediately over the tea leaves. Keep the teapot covered to retain heat. Time steeping carefully and infuse for 5-7 minutes. When the tea is done steeping, immediately remove the tea and lightly stir.

Caffeine Level

This black tea has more caffeine than teas in our green tea range. It's important to keep in mind that brew time accounts for the primary influence over a tea's caffeine content.

None (0mg)
English Tea No.1(60mg)
High (100mg)

Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya


Black tea with a slight touch of bergamot

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Mark Taylor
Just a touch of bergamot

My favorite everyday Ahmad tea. Just a touch of bergamot.

The Golden Standard!

The best daily drinking black tea, period. Well-balanced and consistently delicious. English Tea No 1 is now the golden standard in my household!

p marie
Afternoon pick-me-up

This is the tea I use when I need a warm pick-me-up in the afternoon. It is delicious with a couple of cookies or slice of cake.

Bonnie Mikelson
Favorite tea, hands down!

Started drinking this with teabags, upgraded to loose tea, and love love love it. A tasty mild regular tea, my regular go to!

Great Tea!!

Over the years I have purchased several boxes of English Tea #1 teabags and absolutely loved it. It is not widely available and so my purchases were few and far between. This is my first time trying the loose tea and it has a much stronger bergamot taste than the teabags, in fact, I wasn't aware of the bergamot in the teabags...
Having said that, it is delicious tea, and I am enjoying it several times a day, I just dilute the flavor by using some unflavored tea. This did reiterate the lesson that leaf tea is always better than teabags and saves on waste too!!
Given that shipping has been challenging in these times of lockdowns, the delivery was fast and I was kept informed at every step of the way. Their website is easy to use. I would recommend Ahmad Tea anyday.