English Tea No.1 Tea bag Loose Leaf

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.
Black tea with a slight touch of bergamot
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 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.
Sri Lanka, Assam, Kenya
  • English Tea No.1 20 count (foil envelopes) $4.50
  • English Tea No.1 100 count (paper envelopes) $15.00
  • English Tea No.1 1 case (6 boxes of 20ct) $25.00
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  • 5.0
    Best In The World
    By Fred Q. on March 19, 2020

    I first tasted Ahmad Tea because my wife got a tin of English No. 1 bags as a Christmas gift for work. I'm more of an avid tea drinker than she is, so I quickly took it. This was several months ago, and I became a fan from the very first cup. Such quality and freshness. I take my tea with sugar and a little lemon (no milk, ever), and this tea takes the lemon and sugar just perfectly. I'm also a lifelong Earl Grey drinker, but this blend is just incredible in its bringing together a gutsy breakfast blend with the briskness of the ceylon/bergamot profiles. Brilliant! Also, the sheer quality of the leaf, the freshness and excellent packaging (which are often overlooked) are also outstanding. Congratulations on such a great product, and keep up the good work, guys!

  • 5.0
    A gift surprise
    By Peggy S on February 19, 2020

    We received this tea in a gift basket Christmas gift. It was so delicious that I had to do an online search and order more...much more.

  • 5.0
    A must have
    By Sharon K. on December 6, 2019

    There is no better black tea anywhere. It was love at first sip

  • 5.0
    Best Tea EVER
    By Jan on October 7, 2019

    I have introduced this tea to friends and relatives and they all agree with me. BEST TEA EVER.

  • 5.0
    Best Tea
    By Sky on August 1, 2019

    This is the only tea we drink, it is delicious! And Ahmad Tea company is outstanding.

  • 5.0
    By Eileen on February 7, 2019

    I got this tea in a gift basket for Christmas.It was wonderful and love the tea.So robust and I got hooked.Its so nice to be able to order more.

  • 5.0
    English Tea No. 1
    By christa on January 2, 2019

    This is the tea to start your day with. Strong and delicious every time. Even people who do not like tea will like this.

  • 5.0
    Great Tea
    By S Rutherford on October 23, 2018

    Great Tea - somewhat slow shipping

  • 5.0
    Love this tea
    By Elaine on September 19, 2018

    I love the flavor of Ahmad's English Tea No. 1. We received it a couple of years ago in a gift basket and I tried it. I have not tried another tea since. The taste is just like tea should taste, fresh, mild and flavorful. You must try it, you will not be sorry. This is my No.1 go to tea, either hot or cold.

  • 5.0
    Great discovery...
    By Susan on August 29, 2018

    I first tried this tea while staying at a hotel in Prague. I always thought black tea was black tea. Not true! Wonderful flavor and very smooth. My new favorite!

  • 5.0
    Would have never found it
    By Diane on March 27, 2018

    The only reason I knew about this tea was because for Christmas I received a very large food basket as a gift. Included in the basket was a cylinder of 20 English Tea No.1 tea bags. I am a person who likes to try a variety of teas and I mostly prefer loose tea, so I thought the tea bags would be "so-so." OMG! At the first sip, I thought, THIS IS REALLY GOOD! I enjoyed a cup every afternoon for 20 days. Then I ordered a box of 100 ct. online! Thank you! I love this tea!

  • 5.0
    Best Black Tea
    By DL on March 21, 2018

    This is without a doubt the best tasting black tea I have ever had. Originally got it as part of a Christmas gift basket. It was in a tin with 20 bags all connected together. I was amazed at the flavor. So much better than the generic supermarket tea I had been drinking.

  • 5.0
    The Tea of Teas
    By James on March 5, 2016

    On a whim, I asked for black tea in a Lebanese restaurant and this was what they served me. Of course, I forgot all about it and left the tea bag in the glass for a considerable length of time and yet when I drank it, the tea itself was splendid. Naturally, I wanted to try the tea brewed properly so I ordered a 100-ct box and was blown away by the taste. I've always liked tea but this tea specifically made drinking tea a habit and not a once-in-a-while thing. I've tried several other Ahmad Teas and they're all magnificent but this is the one that delights me the most. I recommend it to everyone who likes and drinks tea and no one has ever said they dislike this tea. It's truly the tea of teas!

  • 5.0
    Can't live without my Ahmad
    By Dan Saunders on May 7, 2015

    I have been drinking Ahmad tea's for a number of years. I live in Los Angeles and I discovered it by chance in a Persian market just around the corner. I cannot start my day without my two mugs of English Tea No. 1. In the late afternoon, whether I am home or at work I will have Ahmad Earl Grey. So delicious I can't describe it.
    Can't live without my Ahmad.

  • 5.0
    Tea drinker of English Tea no. 1
    By Angela C. P. on January 1, 2015

    I love drinking teas-all types such as black, green, white and oolong. I must have at least 30 to 40 different teas in my collection. I generally do not like bergamot, however, the flavor of this tea is exquisite. It is clean, refreshing and so delicious. I received this tea as a gift and now I'm addicted. I absolutely love it!

  • 5.0
    Opened my eyes to the world of tea
    By Hayley on September 23, 2014

    Being introduced to English No. 1 opened my eyes to the world of tea. Before this I was indifferent to tea and thought they all taste the same but I love this blend so much nothing else compares anymore. The subtle citrus tones complete it.

  • 5.0
    Very smooth
    By Jean B on September 22, 2014

    I have long been a fan of traditional 'English Breakfast' tea - but Ahmad Tea's English Tea No. 1 is a delicious improvement on an old favorite. It is a mellow blend with no harsh or bitter taste. Very smooth - a perfect compliment to your morning biscuits or afternoon cup and scone!

English Tea No.1