English breakfast tea is a classic black tea blend made from Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. Each black tea variety has an individual flavor profile, but all are are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant, which also produces the leaves for Oolong and green teas. Tea drinkers have English breakfast tea any time of the day, despite its name, and it's commonly served with milk or with lemon and sugar. The full taste and richness of the tea take well to the added sweetness and cream. As a black tea, English breakfast is high in antioxidants, which provide a number of health benefits.