Barry's Tea

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81
drank Gold Blend by Barry's Tea
12 tasting notes

One of my favorite morning teas. Great with milk and sugar, or agave. Has a nice bite and works well in place of coffee. One bag is strong enough for a very large mug.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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91

Definitely biased about this tea. To me, this is the tea that introduced me to tea. Even though I intellectually know that it is not as “good” as some teas, I still love it so much! I steep the heck out of it and then put in plenty of milk and sugar. Years of having it before dance competitions has conditioned me to want it whenever I am going into a stressful situation.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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90

This is a very strong Irish breakfast, and very good because of it. It’s very rich and dark in color, and rather unique in flavor as far as IB teas go. As the description states, it is a very robust tea, and I quite enjoy it.

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75
drank Gold Blend by Barry's Tea
1495 tasting notes

I thought this was supposed to be a gold color but my steep turned darker. This has a nice sweet flavor that stays with you.

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100
drank Gold Blend by Barry's Tea
54 tasting notes

I really LOVE drinking this tea, it is one of my go-to favorites…any time of day!

The aroma of this tea is the typical black tea aroma…somewhat bold, smooth and a little caramel.

The color of the steeped liquor is a dark amber.

As for the taste, it reflects the aroma, it is bold but not assertive, bright but not astringent, very smooth for a black tea more so than say Lipton with a caramel sweetness that is always present but does not overpower the taste profile or characteristics of this tea; also, the taste is very smooth for a black tea…no matter how long it steeps, it never gets bitter or astringent, it stays bold, smooth, sweet and enjoyable.

The aftertaste on the tongue and palate is smooth and mellow; there is no bitterness, astringency or drying mouth feel.

I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this tea…a must buy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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93

One of the strongest Irish Breakfast blends I’ve had.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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80

My favorite morning breakfast tea. Got turned on to this blend when I found it on clearance at a store and figured I’d give it a shot. Now I’m more than willing to pay full price.

Strong enough to wake me up, but pretty smooth for a black tea blend. As others mentioned, this one goes bitter pretty quick if you let it steep too long.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

Friday Nov. 19, 2010
1st Steep of the Day
A Loose Pot of Barrys Gold with A Bacon and Egg Breakfast
Triple A Start of the Day.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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90

Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010
2nd Steep for the day
I Did a Loose Pot Steep of This Barrys Gold
Must be a Short 1 Min. steep This is a STRONG POTENT Black.
But it went well with about 6 Sandtart cookies that I Had.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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66

Solid and robust. Very good for a bagged tea. Deliciously malty. Can get bitter. Not fancy, but nothing to sneer at, either.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Bel27

Your budget is very similar to mine

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67

A friend sent a box of Barry’s Gold from Ireland. It is has a stronger taste than PG Tips or Bewley’s Green Label. It is not a tea to slowly sip, black, and enjoy facets of complex layers of flavor.

It is a kick-start tea, to drink with a bit of your favorite dairy liquid, for the purpose of waking up quickly.

The reason I am giving it as high a rating as I am, is that it is a useful tea for its kick, and is less unpalatable than the packaged teas sold in the USA.

For jump-start tea in a box, it’s not bad. It is what it is. The caffeine and theobromine will get you going.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Quickly becoming the bagged tea of choice for my humans. Yes, bagged tea. They still strongly prefer loose leaf tea, so don’t get too disheartened. This is just a GOOD bagged tea. http://lyt-tea-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/06/review-english-tea-stores-barrys-gold.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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74

This is my favorite everyday tea. I enjoy it best served with milk and sugar. I would forewarn everyone not to steep this tea for too long or it does go bitter. 4 minutes is my top, it makes a nice dark golden cup that is great in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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63

I always keep a small stash of this hearty tea on hand. Like others have said, this is one of the best black tea blends in a bag that I’ve tried. I have a few non-tea drinking friends who love this as a breakfast drink.

If you haven’t had it yet, I recommend looking for some at the grocery store. Be warned though, it comes out a bit stronger than some other popular tea blends (I’m thinking Tetley, Salada, Lipton…)

A final note: I see on here that they offer a loose leaf version that I am not familiar with. I’d imagine it is the same blend, except with the obvious omission of tea bags. So the loose-leaf purists can give it a shot too!

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100

This is my Go-To breakfast tea. It’s subtle enough to appeal to even my coffee-loving friends (I’ve converted two of them to tea drinking with this brand), yet complex enough not to get boring. In fact, this was the very tea that turned me into the avid tea drinker I am today. My taste has become more nuanced since then, but I am still a huge fan of this brand.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Boiling

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When I’m in the mood for a strongly flavored tea, this is what I go for. I haven’t the palate to discuss any of its finer details, though hopefully someone else will come along and tell you more about it. As for me, I just enjoy it with a bit of sugar and milk (or Bailey’s if it’s evening time).
Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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