Irish Breakfast

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Irish Breakfast Tea Description:

While there is no set formula for what an Irish Breakfast tea blend is, almost all blenders agree that Assam, a malty Indian tea, is one of the key teas in the blend in some kind of proportion with Ceylon for a brisk astringent mouth feel. In keeping with historic tradition our blend includes Chinese Keemun, Indian Assam, and a bit more Ceylon from Sri Lanka than you would find in English Breakfast. This is a malty, bold, tea to get the morning started with a kick.

Conventional TeasIngredients:

Organic Chinese Keemun, Indian Assam, and Sri Lankan Ceylon Black Tea

Classic Irish Breakfast Tea

Breakfast teas are a staple across the US as they have been in Europe for hundreds of years. As with English Breakfast Tea, every tea blender has their own version which may align with history or diverge substantially. Our focus is on the history and traditions behind great teas of the world and our Irish Breakfast Tea seeks to follow tradition. Classically this tea is a variation on English Breakfast Tea that includes a greater proportion of Ceylon from Sri Lanka for increased briskness and astringency. This produces a great breakfast tea that can be enjoyed as is or with a bit of milk. We've upgraded this blend by using full leaf to give a more robust flavor and mouth feel and all organic tea.

Steeping Notes

We like steeping this tea initially for 3 minutes and then steeping a second cup for 5 minutes. We like to ice this tea as well during the summer.

Step 1:
Preheat mug with boiling water, discard and refill.
Step 2:
Steep 2 flat tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
Step 3:
Steep for 3-5 minutes as desired. Experiment with slightly cooler water or shorter steeping times. Try one additional steeping if desired.

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  • A wonderful morning wake-up

    Posted by M on Jul 11th 2017

    A lovely malty brew with a slight hint of sweetness. There is complete absence of bitterness. It is pure and clean. Lovely by itself or with a bit of warm milk.