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drank Irish Breakfast by Mattu's
111 tasting notes

When I discovered that Mattu’s served loose leaf, I was quite surprised. I was even more taken aback at the surprisingly large variety! They even have a few oolongs. I can’t think of any coffee shop that serves oolong period. So needless to say, my curiosity was piqued so I happily went in and grabbed a cup while I was at the mall.

Anyway, this blend is a bit more on the Ceylon side than I would’ve preferred, and sure the paper cup taste was getting up in my face while drinking, but it was actually a pretty decent cup of tea! Not as malty as other Irish Breakfasts (probably because it’s so heavy on the Ceylon) but it had enough weight to be satisfying. The water was boiling hot, and the tea didn’t go bitter at all, so it’s definitely not poor quality even if it’s not the best.

This of course isn’t an end-all tea, but it was definitely enjoyable! When I’m in the mall, I’ll be sure to ignore Starbucks and go to Mattu’s instead from now on.

Preparation
Boiling

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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