organic black tea (sample)

Transport yourself to a sidewalk café in Paris with this luxurious, full-bodied cup. Destined to become a classic, French Breakfast is a rich, bright black tea with notes of vanilla and caramel. This enchanting, flavorful tea is made from a traditional, antioxidant-rich black tea base enhanced with rose petals and the decadent, creamy flavor of fresh-cut vanilla bean. An Octavia Tea favorite!

BREWING TIPS: For the smoothest flavor, allow water to cool to 180°F after boiling and steep 1 tablespoon of tealeaves per 12 ounces of water for only 2-2.5 minutes. Increase the steeping time or strength slightly if you wish to add milk.

BREAKFAST TEAS: French Breakfast is an invigorating accompaniment to your morning routine, or at any time of the day. Compared to other breakfast blends, English Breakfast is more traditional with its classic, bright flavor and brisk astringency, Irish Breakfast is the strongest tea with a bold, deep flavor and a hint of smoke, and French Breakfast is richer and more luxurious, with a malty, dessert-like vanilla flavor. Real, fresh cut pieces of vanilla bean make this tea truly special. Vanilla bean comes from the orchid plant and is considered a precious commodity throughout the world. Vanilla has an ancient history in Aztec medicine as an aphrodisiac.


organic black tea (sample)

  • Organic black tea
  • Organic rose petals
  • Natural vanilla flavor

This tea is USDA Certified Organic.


organic black tea (sample)

This signature, Octavia Tea blend is made with a blended base of Dian Hong and Ancient Yunnan Broken Pekoe from Yunnan, China. This premium quality black tea is made with a “broken pekoe” leaf-grade, which increases the cup’s strength and body.


Samples are packaged in re-sealable foil bags that contain approximately 6 teaspoons (2 tablespoons) of loose-leaf tea. One sample brews between 2-6 cups depending on desired strength.

The bag itself measures approximately 3 inches wide, 5 inches tall and 0.5 inches deep.



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  1. A unique flavor profile I haven't tasted with any other tea.

    Posted by C B on 7th Jun 2019

    This tea has been lingering in my mind since I first tried it six years ago! The memory of this tea (and the tea itself) likely changed since I sipped it six years ago. It's a lovely Chinese black base with vanilla beans, vanilla flavoring, and rose petals. To be honest, I can't really see too many vanilla beans in the blend, but this is a black tea after all, maybe they're hiding. Octavia suggests three teaspoons for one mug, but I definitely didn't use that much. I thought it would be too much even if I cooled the water to 180 degrees as they also suggested. The scent of the dry leaf is like a baked goodie - definitely vanilla. I'm glad the base tea by appearance seems very similar to what I remember- a Chinese black tea seems perfect for vanilla. The color of the brew seems dark in appearance, but it's smooth and full of that lingering vanilla. So so good. The rose doesn't impact the tea too much and I'm certainly glad there isn't any additional rose flavoring. In the first cup, I could swear there were hints of cherry blossoms. I steeped a half mug full on the third steep and the flavor was still going strong -- somehow it seemed to constantly shift between cherry and cherry blossom, even more than the previous two steeps. A malty sweet brew that I'm very glad to revisit. Is it like I remember? Like I said, memory is fickle, but this tea is very close to memory.
    Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for a full mug // 26 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep
    Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
    Steep #3 // half mug - just boiled // 4 min

  2. My Favorite Tea!

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jan 2015

    I am a huge tea drinker, I use all loose leaf teas. French Breakfast is bar none my favorite blend. I have had the blend from several different companies and Octavia's blend does not dissapoint. This is a delicious smooth tea that is great for any occasion.

  3. The start of my tea journey

    Posted by Brose on 6th Jun 2014

    So I am new to drinking REAL tea although I always did love my flavored white and green teas from whole foods but I actually get a discount through my employer to buy from Octavia so here I am .. I bought ten samples and on my first which is this French breakfast and I am giving 5 stars because it is amazing . So many different aspects of flavor it is the perfect blend! I hope I haven't set myself up by drinking the best first but I have a feeling that's not the case. I am in love with my little tea pot too!

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