For the quintessential cup of English tea, look no further than our Primetime. A special blend of Assam, Kenyan and Ceylon black teas, each sip delivers a strong, bold and rich taste. Add milk to this, if preferred. Each box contains 40 teabags.
A blend of black teas
The quality of water used as an impact on the quality of the tea. Always use freshly drawn water or filtered water. Heat water to the recommended temperature using an electric hot water heater or a stove top kettle.

Heat fresh water to a rolling boil or to a temperature of 212F.

Infusion Time
Once the water reaches the appropriate temperature, it should be poured immediately over the tea bag. Keep the teapot covered to retain heat. Time steeping carefully and infuse for 5 minutes. When the tea is done steeping, immediately remove the tea and lightly stir.
This black tea has more caffeine than other teas in our black tea range due to the higher amount of tea per tea bag. It's important to keep in mind that brew time accounts for the primary influence over a tea's caffeine content.
Sri Lanka, Kenya, Assam
  • Primetime $6.00
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  • 5.0
    wish this were available in bulk
    By Holly W. on January 14, 2020

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blend: it's fresh, multi-layered, rich tasting. I only wish I could purchase it in bulk.

  • 5.0
    One of the best!
    By Linda on January 4, 2020

    I received a sample of box of Primetime with a recent order. I must confess that I am a lover of flavored teas, but this black tea will become one of my staples. It is smooth and rich...lovely with milk and sugar. I will be ordering this one with my next tea order.

  • 5.0
    My absolute favorite bagged tea!
    By Finn on December 14, 2019

    My absolute favorite bagged tea! Primetime is good and strong, perfect for making "Builder's Tea" (I take lots of milk, and although it tastes fine without sugar, I find one lump releases more flavor). It embodies many complex, floral, flavorful notes. Whether on its own, with biccies, along with a meal or just to relax prior to bedtime, a cuppa is always a joy and lifts my spirits. I just wish my local Publix and Target markets carried it as they once did.

  • 5.0
    A new cuppa tea
    By Barbara on November 25, 2019

    I received a sample box of Prime Time and after only a couple of sips of my first cup, I was hooked. Delicious with milk! Definitely ordering more of this.

  • 5.0
    What I have been looking for!!
    By Nora J. on October 13, 2019

    I have been drinking PGTips for my morning wake-up cup for years. I have enjoyed Ahmad's English Breakfast during the day. Recently I ordered my English Breakfast directly from Ahmad Tea and received a complimentary trial package of Primetime. From the first cup I was hooked!! It is so robust and so flavorful. I am ordering it in a larger quantity and one for my tea-drinking best friend!

  • 5.0
    Look no further!
    By Laura Stillman on December 27, 2018

    English Breakfast has always been my tea of choice until sampling Ahmed’s Prime Time at a tea festival in San Francisco. This is all I want now, any time of day. So rich and comforting, like a cup of hot chocolate. I drink it with heavy cream and a drizzle of honey. I’ve now given a box of Prime Time to many of my friends and they concur, the best tea they’ve encountered. I’m not kidding, it’s super good!

  • 5.0
    One of my favorite teas!
    By JED on August 24, 2018

    I had read a magazine review highly recommending Ahmad Teas so I ordered the English Breakfast and Primetime teas. While the English Breakfast is a wonderful tea, there is nothing better than Primetime! It's a great tea for concluding the day or just relaxing. Using the best of the black tea leaves, Primetime is rich and smooth. Love Primetime!

  • 5.0
    Great Tea
    By Pam on July 16, 2017

    Great tea! Very smooth. One of my favorites.

  • 5.0
    Prime time
    By Elaine Brassell on June 17, 2015

    Had this tea once - absolutely loved it.