They say that ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, so there’s no excuse for skipping it. You’ll be needing the reserve of energy to see yourself confidently through to lunch time, especially if a good work out is involved. What’s just as crucial is the need to stay fully hydrated and - of course - no breakfast would be complete without an excellent cup of tea. There’s no need to settle for a cheap teabag though, every opportunity for tea is one worthy of great taste and comes with the added health properties of being hydrating and uplifting… the anti-oxidants don’t hurt either.
If you take your breakfast seriously – and we think you should - here are just a few recommendations when it comes to pairing tea with your breakfast foods, beyond the British brew.
Something light and fruity
While it’s tempting to go for a full English breakfast, it can often leave you feeling rather full. A light and uplifting fruit salad, however, is an easy and delicious place to start.
For bright fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi, we’d recommend our Jasmine Silver Needle white tea. It’s delicate and mellow, and extremely refreshing. White tea is also prized in China for its benefits to the heart and the skin.
For sweet fruits such as pineapple and peaches, our Lemongrass & Ginger Tea makes a fantastic caffeine-free option and helps warm you up from the inside. On infusion, the tea has a pristine bright yellow colour and an amazingly citrusy and spicy aroma. And the taste? Comforting, peppery and refreshing.
A simple and easy classic
If you’re short on time but full of hunger, reach for the classics. A thick sourdough toast will pair with a black tea that is rich and robust. Picked from a select number of tea gardens that we feel truly represent the character of Assam, our Assam Breakfast is just that, as well as being aromatic and malty.
(If you’re a marmalade-lover, our Golden Gong Fu is a remarkably fresh and fruity black tea with enticing aromas of lily, plum and caramel.
For strawberry-jam and a caffeine-free start, try our beautiful Whole Rosebuds.)
Traditional, with a twist
If porridge oats are your thing, the good news is that they’re very quick to prepare hot within minutes, or cold overnight.
What’s more, you can top them with a wealth of interesting additions, such as nuts, fruits and honey, pairing beautifully with our white teas.
For something a little different, we recently discovered the delicious savoury combination of feta, avocado, kale sauteed with a little chilli, and a poached egg. We urge you to try it along with a fresh, grassy cup of our Jade Sword green tea. It’s one our bestsellers for a good reason; bursting with sweet spring flavour.