If you are looking for an Irish breakfast blend that is brisk and full-bodied, Upton’s River Shannon can be hard to beat. While I’ve tried a number of others, I keep returning to River Shannon as it makes a sweetly fragrant cup to start the day.
We buy Ahmad’s Aromatic Earl Grey in a 500 gm tin as it’s reasonably priced ($9.00) and is quite OK on its own. We also find this blend useful for brightening up other black teas with a dash of bergamot.
I ordered this as a change from Earl Grey and it has become one of my favorites. Bright as a sunny day! Nice when I want something light and refreshing. With a bit of sugar or sweetener it readily substitutes for desert after dinner.