2 Tasting Notes
We selected an excellent TGFOP Assam and a lovely Ceylon for our Irish Breakfast blend, and we only used orthodox leaves – no CTC leaves or fannings here.
Irish Breakfast should be bold enough to wake you up, but doesn’t have to close your throat in the process. We crafted ours to offer that heartiness while keeping the astringency toned down just a bit. That said, a drop of cream and a sugar are just fine with this tea.
Hope you’ll enjoy!
Irish Breakfast was what got us into the tea business to begin with, so it’s only appropriate that our first custom in-house flavored blend is an Irish Breakfast with a twist.
We use only orthodox tea leaves in both our standard Irish Breakfast and in Tim Finnegan’s Wake-Up, so the texture of the leaves is beautiful and consistent. We also like the somewhat mellower flavor of the full leaf versus a CTC blend.
Tim Finnegan’s Wake-Up produces a bold, somewhat malty, and fairly astringent cuppa. The Irish Cream flavor, complete with just a bit of the familiar tingle at the back of the throat, is complimentary but not overwhelming.
We definitely recommend a drop of milk or cream and a sugar or two to really open up the flavors and temper the edge of this bad boy.