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drank Cream Irish Breakfast by Tealux
333 tasting notes

Me, who had never ever been a breakfast blend lover, am now finding myself really interested in breakfast and morning teas. Which is a fun development, so many tea varieties to discover. I think the fault is Mariage Freres´s American Breakfast though sadly that is a tea I can not rebuy locally, or not without massive internet charges. American Breakfast, I love you and you became my staple.

Ah, but this tea instead, it was from a swap with Courtney. She was interested in swapping a lot of breakfast type things, a very tempting proposition in my current mood. I had mentioned to her this recent infatuation of mine for breakfast blends and she kindly added plenty of other teas for me to try. Including 2 irish breakfasts, really seasonal as well! Thanks, Courtney.

Now I had this at breakfast and I am not at my best before breakfast, I just did my usual, not even being sure what tea this was. I used lots of leaf, sweetened it a bit and a lot of milk. I taste it and OMG it´s Bailey´s tea. The cream flavouring, particularly when I had sweetened it and added milk made my mind authoritatively categorize it as Bailey´s tea. And that is not a bad thing at all. Though it was a bit surprising as a breakfast tea, I am sure I could get used to it instantly.

Teabase, I can not say much because of the milk, sugar, and also strong flavouring, but it was strong enough to stand up to the rest. In all a lovely tea.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Courtney

I fell in love with this one immediately. I love the creamy aspect.

cteresa

i can tell you the baileys association was a surprise :) but it is lovely indeed

Anna

I’ll keep my eyes open for American Breakfast!

cteresa

Anna, American breakfast is Mariage Freres totally sucking up to the north american market (which actually is the one place they are not big) by making the most awesome, malty and chocolatey breakfast tea ever. It´s like French Breakfast (which is awesome) but extra everything.

I can buy French Breakfast here and might do it, though also seeing if I can get somebody to bring me tea from France or something one of these days.

Anna

Yeah, I meant I’d look around for it for you here in Rome, and I’ll let you know when I order from MF. =)

cteresa

I have just discovered you can now build a wishlist at MF site. I am busy filling it.

(but not now, not now. In autumn, my precious. And OMG Rouge Pleine Lune, I even love the name!)

Anna

There is a Rouge Pleine Lune?!

cteresa

They seem to make it now

http://www.mariagefreres.com/boutique/UK/ft+rouge-pleine-lune-classical-black-tin-100g+TC647.html

at least on tins, loose leaf is not showing, but maybe it is just not yet?

This really was on my wish-they-made-it list.

Anna

Wow, just… wow.

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Courtney

I fell in love with this one immediately. I love the creamy aspect.

cteresa

i can tell you the baileys association was a surprise :) but it is lovely indeed

Anna

I’ll keep my eyes open for American Breakfast!

cteresa

Anna, American breakfast is Mariage Freres totally sucking up to the north american market (which actually is the one place they are not big) by making the most awesome, malty and chocolatey breakfast tea ever. It´s like French Breakfast (which is awesome) but extra everything.

I can buy French Breakfast here and might do it, though also seeing if I can get somebody to bring me tea from France or something one of these days.

Anna

Yeah, I meant I’d look around for it for you here in Rome, and I’ll let you know when I order from MF. =)

cteresa

I have just discovered you can now build a wishlist at MF site. I am busy filling it.

(but not now, not now. In autumn, my precious. And OMG Rouge Pleine Lune, I even love the name!)

Anna

There is a Rouge Pleine Lune?!

cteresa

They seem to make it now

http://www.mariagefreres.com/boutique/UK/ft+rouge-pleine-lune-classical-black-tin-100g+TC647.html

at least on tins, loose leaf is not showing, but maybe it is just not yet?

This really was on my wish-they-made-it list.

Anna

Wow, just… wow.

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Inconstant tea drinker – I mostly drink tea when not too hot. I hang around steepster much more frequently in (northern hemisphere) cold season.

- Teas -

I like all sorts of tea, flavoured and unflavoured, though I am picky. I am always willing to try anything new. I am now particularly interested in single origins.

I am one of those people who actually loves Lapsang Souchong. I am not crazy about Earl Grey, in general. I don´t quite get Darjeeling teas, but I am trying to make sure …

I like rooibos, though not all bases. I loathe hibiscus. I do not like fennel/liquorice/anise in blends or teas with chicory. I am picky about what I consider true cinnamon.

As you can probably tell from my cupboard, the brands I find more interesting right now are Mariage Fréres,Thé-o-Dor and Yumchaa.

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