Tasting Notes: A hearty, full-bodied breakfast blend with hints of malt and spice. This tea is also blessed with a deep red orange color.
(Black) We blend excellent quality Assam and Ceylon teas to produce a hearty, malty breakfast blend suited to the addition of milk, if desired. Full bodied, deep red orange color. A consistently delicious blend that would please your great Irish aunt.
Because of its strength, Irish breakfast tea is commonly served with milk, but may also be consumed plain or with sugar. In Ireland, where milk and dairy products are traditionally a major part of the diet, most people drink tea with milk. Irish breakfast tea is often drunk in the morning. Being of black teas, it has a strong flavor and higher caffeine content than green, oolong, or white teas, albeit somewhat less than coffee. Although named "breakfast tea", it is drunk throughout the day and evening.
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes (1st infusion), 5 minutes (2nd infusion)
Components: India Assam and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) black teas.