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drank Dublin Morning by Bewley's
168 tasting notes

The land of the living.
Toward the middle of the night on Saturday it hit me like a Semi Truck.
This started my nearly 48 hour migraine.
I have not had one this bad in awhile.
My darling sweet husband took care of me the entire time.
I lay in the dark bedroom.
Husband quietly bringing in cups of tea, water, juice and bits of food and pills, leaving them on the bed table where they sat barely touched.
My pets never left my side.
Last night, when I finally ventured out of my cave and husband promptly asked me what I wanted.
I said “A cup of tea”
He made me a cup of this.
I have had this tea for awhile, but have not logged it, because it is the tea that I grab when we are up long before normal people should arise and are out the door into the cold.
I bought this initially because Husband said he was interested in drinking more tea, but there was no way that he could make himself a cup of loose leaf tea at the shop.
So, I got this and I have ended up drinking most of it, because it surprised me with its delightful full flavored malty-ness and bracing spirit yet convenience of a quick cuppa.
It also is one of the only teas I have tried with a bit of milk and sugar, it seems to bring the malty-ness out even more.
They come in a cellophane wrapped box of 80 bags.
Have a tin ready to place the bags into, because they are not individually
wrapped.
Husband has made himself a cuppa of this and also when he makes me a cup of tea he grabs this, because its right by the kettle in a large tin that reads “Tea Bags”
So, last night when he handed me a mug of this, you would have thought he gave me a million bucks, I snatched it from him and inhaled while wrapping my hands firmly around the mug.
After I had nearly finished the mug of tea and he coaxed some peanut butter toast down me, he looked at me and said “there you go, looking better babe”
Then he went on to tell me how these last couple of days I looked like something that crawled off the Walking Dead filming set.
A little later catching my image in the mirror, I saw what he meant.
But, this morning, I am among the living and having another cuppa of this tea.
I am weak today, as I usually am after one of these episodes.
I want tea, but want it easily without thinking, so I think today, I will go through some of the bagged tea samples I have.
Maybe you will see more of me on here today.

Preparation
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gmathis

Welcome back! The Bewley’s Clipper Gold loose leaf ashmanra sent me some time ago is also a kick-you-in-the-backside strong black tea that I really like. When it doesn’t pucker your head to remember things, where did you buy the bagged?

Hesper June

I did not know they even made a loose leaf version.
It is fairly bracing yet it does not seem to upset my stomach.
I got this off of Amazon, I do not remember the seller nor exact price, but I do remember it was under 10 bucks for a box of 80 bags.

Serenity

I am so sorry you had such a horrible migraine. I’ve experienced them, too, and know the utter euphoric relief when you feel better and have that first cup of tea. It’s as if you’ve been someplace horrible and you are back, restored. You described it so well. Top o’ the morning to you, Hesper June!

Hesper June

Thank you! Yes, it does feel like you just took the ring to Mordor or something.
Sitting up and looking around feels like such a treat!

ashmanra

Hesper June: I can have Gav pick you some loose leaf Bewleys in Dublin in a couple of months! Just let me know what you want to try! It might be March or it could be May, but he always calls and asks what tea I want. They have a Gurmans, too, and it is yum yum yum tea!

Hesper June

Wow! What a treat.
I would happily pay for some tea fresh from the old country!
I have not heard of Gurmans. (teeters off to google Gurman Tea)

Claire

Glad to read that you’re feeling better! Yorkshire Gold is my go to kick-in-the-pants tea. I might have to try this one now!

ashmanra

Gurman’s has such great service! There was a tea we wanted to order and they didn’t have it n the website, just in the store in Ireland. We emailed, they put it up just for us! Madame Butterfly is sooo good, I think sme of their teas might be sourced from Teageschwender.

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gmathis

Welcome back! The Bewley’s Clipper Gold loose leaf ashmanra sent me some time ago is also a kick-you-in-the-backside strong black tea that I really like. When it doesn’t pucker your head to remember things, where did you buy the bagged?

Hesper June

I did not know they even made a loose leaf version.
It is fairly bracing yet it does not seem to upset my stomach.
I got this off of Amazon, I do not remember the seller nor exact price, but I do remember it was under 10 bucks for a box of 80 bags.

Serenity

I am so sorry you had such a horrible migraine. I’ve experienced them, too, and know the utter euphoric relief when you feel better and have that first cup of tea. It’s as if you’ve been someplace horrible and you are back, restored. You described it so well. Top o’ the morning to you, Hesper June!

Hesper June

Thank you! Yes, it does feel like you just took the ring to Mordor or something.
Sitting up and looking around feels like such a treat!

ashmanra

Hesper June: I can have Gav pick you some loose leaf Bewleys in Dublin in a couple of months! Just let me know what you want to try! It might be March or it could be May, but he always calls and asks what tea I want. They have a Gurmans, too, and it is yum yum yum tea!

Hesper June

Wow! What a treat.
I would happily pay for some tea fresh from the old country!
I have not heard of Gurmans. (teeters off to google Gurman Tea)

Claire

Glad to read that you’re feeling better! Yorkshire Gold is my go to kick-in-the-pants tea. I might have to try this one now!

ashmanra

Gurman’s has such great service! There was a tea we wanted to order and they didn’t have it n the website, just in the store in Ireland. We emailed, they put it up just for us! Madame Butterfly is sooo good, I think sme of their teas might be sourced from Teageschwender.

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A Farmer’s Wife who drinks her tea to forget the din of the world.
Love all tea, from black to herbal concoctions.
Usually start my day with black tea and then move on to Oolong or Green in the afternoon, then finish the day with a tisane.
Loose Leaf teas are my preference, I say “Free the Leaves!” :)
When I am not drinking tea, I enjoy knitting, baking, reading, playing with one of our rescue animals or working along side my husband on our farm.

My rating system is rather relaxed:
50’s or under- Um, is this tea or did I get this from the slop bucket?
60’s- Not really my thing, certainly will not be purchasing again.
70’s- I will give this tea a few more tries to see if it grows on me , right now it is okay but not thrilling me.
80’s- Like this tea a lot. It might be a tea that I have to be in a certain mood for and therefore not a daily drinker, but try to have on hand for those “moods”
90’s and higher- ADORE! Will never be without!

I most always drink my tea plain.
No sweeteners or milk/cream.

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