drank Irish Breakfast by Barry's Tea
1386 tasting notes

I got this from Brett who seems to have vanished. Like the PG Tips of yesterday (also from Brett), this is another I have heard about for years but never tried.

What did I think? Hmmm. (snippet from my blog review) I am not sure how to describe this tea. The sip starts nice and gentle, polite even. Just as I start to relax in its company, I am grabbed by the throat, terrified of what comes next. Then, just as suddenly, it releases me and walks away with a grin. My eyes are wide open. I am left unscathed with but a memory. Yeah, this tea is like that. It won’t hurt you. It just wants you to think it will.


Edit – Once the cup cools down the big scary late sip calms down to an enjoyable level.

gmathis

Love it! I’ll have to see if Fox Farm has Barry’s. They’ve rearranged a bit and the PG Tips bulk jar was distressingly empty last trip.

ashmanra

Haha! That tea scared me just a little bit and I was just reading the review! Whew!

K S

Assam drinkers might look at me funny for this review but I much prefer a delicate white or even a wonderful Yunnan black.

gmathis

This is probably why I generally can’t even taste a delicate white :)

K S

That’s what Bonnie says. This one caused me some stomach burn as well. I think I may try flash steeps on the next.

Bonnie

Made me laugh!

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gmathis

Love it! I’ll have to see if Fox Farm has Barry’s. They’ve rearranged a bit and the PG Tips bulk jar was distressingly empty last trip.

ashmanra

Haha! That tea scared me just a little bit and I was just reading the review! Whew!

K S

Assam drinkers might look at me funny for this review but I much prefer a delicate white or even a wonderful Yunnan black.

gmathis

This is probably why I generally can’t even taste a delicate white :)

K S

That’s what Bonnie says. This one caused me some stomach burn as well. I think I may try flash steeps on the next.

Bonnie

Made me laugh!

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