Barry's Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

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.

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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.

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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.

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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70

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70

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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82

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185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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82

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185 °F / 85 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Boiling

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82
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).
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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

So strong, but so good. I first got a taste of this tea when my boyfriend’s father brought me a box for Christmas. I don’t bother with milk for this one, just some sugar, raw if I’ve got it. If nothing else wakes you up in the morning, this will. It can be a bit bitter, but so can chocolate, and I still love chocolate as well. And just a quick note for migrane sufferers, mother tried a cup of this tea when she had a migrane one day (sometimes the caffeine helps her), and she claims that the headache was gone before she finished the cup!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Gold Blend by Barry's Tea
1 tasting notes

This is the tea I drink most often, and it’s a perfect one. The taste is comfortable and substantial enough that its satisfying to drink and sufficiently warms you up, but it’s not an overpowering flavor. I always add a bit of sugar and milk.

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6 min, 0 sec
rabbysmom

I really want to try this b/c I love Twinings Irish Breakfast. Wonder what the difference is b/w this Gold Blend and their original that comes in the green package?

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85

Drank some with a halibut-shaped sugar cookie (adorable!) at the Acapelicans concert the other night. Couldn’t bring myself to drink any of the other offerings on the table, so I went for my good old classic!

The scent is so refreshing. Reminds me of Typhoo in its strength, but is obviously an Irish Breakfast blend instead. Super quick steep, and didn’t become bitter although I left the tea bag in and never added milk or sugar. Probably downed the mug-ful in no more than 10 minutes, which is plain crazy. I put this on par with the Twining’s blend I’ve been raised on, as it has so many sentimental connotations for me…

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6 min, 0 sec

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78

This is my favorite bagged tea. It is strong, yet simple. It works well with milk and sugar, and is really just your basic Irish Breakfast. I’d give this to a new sipper, but for the more experienced tasters I would offer something a bit more high brow. Still, when I’m on the go it is easy to throw a few of these into a bag and jet. It doesn’t need much steep time.

Taste: very strong and full-bodied, with a nutty first sip and a heavy finish. Very tea-ish. Simple.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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100

This tea is legendary in my household. Before I moved to England, Mom had been given a large glass container of this tea by a freind who visited Ireland. She made me a pot. It was bloody brilliant.

I moved to England. After five years, things did not go well. Mom volunteered to take me and my dog into her home in America.

I get home and Mom asks me if I want a cuppa. She pulls out THE SAME GLASS CONTAINER from five years ago and makes us a pot.

It was bloody brilliant. It had faded just a little in taste over five years, but still was a beautiful cuppa. Sometimes, late at night when the wind rattles the windows, I still dream about this tea.

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2 min, 0 sec
Zeks

It’s so cool to have a tea experience that goes that far back :) If only at least some of the tea I had in 90s was this good

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72

I find this to get too strong really quickly, but when it’s steeped carefully it’s perfect. Advice: drink while eating scone(s).

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