RAFA Tea for Heroes English Breakfast
RAFA Tea for Heroes English Breakfast
RAFA Tea for Heroes English Breakfast
RAFA Tea for Heroes English Breakfast

RAFA Tea for Heroes English Breakfast Loose Leaf Black Tea

48 reviews
Regular price £6.99
(15p per cup)

1422 in stock

Traditional British loose leaf tea at its finest - made by Henrietta as a bespoke blend for a Battle of Britain RAF navigator.

Calming in times of national peril. Fortifying when courage is required.

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04 May 2024
Tracy C.
United Kingdom

The best tea ever …

I started to buy Rare Tea after having it in a restaurant in London. I love the taste and the whole story behind the Rare Tea. I don’t like strong tea, but this has a wonderful flavour without being over powering. You will not be disappointed

08 April 2024
Anthony R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Good but: (a) we found you must follow the guidelines for Infusing Your Tea on the included blue paper. Then the flavour and bouquet are as described. Longer brewing detracts. The second brewing without milk is pleasant indeed. (b) it is a little pricey compared with e.g Dragonfly teas at £5 for 50g from Waitrose, especially with postage. In that regard, it is disappointing that only 50p goes to the RAF charity. (c) the slightly wide Dragonfly tin is easier to access - OK it takes up more shelf space.

10 March 2024
James M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Top Notch Brew

Ok so what attracted me first was the RAFA support but then there’s the tea. Tea is at the heart of my every day, and the RAFA loose leaf makes a deliciously perfect cuppa. The ritual of loose leaf brewing is a rewarding part of my day. So support the Royal Air Forces Association and enjoy a truly top notch brew up at the same time.

07 March 2024
Gabriele W.
Germany Germany


What a delicious cup of tea! Thank you so much - Will definitely order again, despite living in Germany!

14 February 2024
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A real pick-me-up

I brewed this on the strong side first time - high leaf to water ratio - and I was rewarded. What a bracing cup! Malty and complex like all English Breakfasts should be, with some dark treacly notes that border on bitter at the back of the tongue. Bitter in a refreshing way, mind you, just a touch, like a tonic water diluted with seltzer. But throughout is this green, vegetal taste which so strongly reminds me of Darjeeling that if someone told me there was Darjeeling in this blend I wouldn't be the least surprised. Either way, what you end up with is an invigorating, palate-refreshing tea that really sharpens the mind for a little while. I've had a few cups now at different strengths, different numbers of infusions, and every one has been a pick-me-up. I'm not a milk-in-tea kind of person, but this would be pretty good with a splash of milk, or with a cream scone or (as I had it) a couple of slices of buttered toast. That touch of dairy fat, however you pair it with the tea, compliments this blend beautifully. I'll probably subscribe to this tea when my current pack is exhausted!

Tasting Notes

A more delicate flavour than a modern Breakfast tea, it has soft florals balanced by smooth, malty notes.


Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 85°C (185°F) water. If you enjoy your tea with milk, please use water at 100°C (212°F).


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

15p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

Brewing up a storm with the RAF


Breakfast Tea

India & Malawi

The Temi Tea Garden & Satemwa Estate

This tea comes from two beautiful, independent tea gardens; the Temi Tea Garden in Sikkim, India and Satemwa Estate on Thyolo Mountain in Malawi. Both are committed to creating the finest tea using sustainable practices to benefit both the land and the people who live on it.


Terry Clark

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