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drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
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I like my Irish Breakfast to be strong. You may be wondering, how do you know when it is strong enough? My answer is: You know it is strong enough when the first sip almost knocks you to the ground by almost painfully assaulting your tastebuds with malty goodness. Then and only then is it strong enough.

Cofftea

So then what were your steeping parameters? You have me curious:)

mpierce87

Oh, nothing special. I just poured boiling water over the tea bag and then let it steep for 10-12 minutes (really just as long as I could wait). I always put milk and sugar in my Irish Breakfast so bitterness isn’t an issue although I’m sure it was there.

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Cofftea

So then what were your steeping parameters? You have me curious:)

mpierce87

Oh, nothing special. I just poured boiling water over the tea bag and then let it steep for 10-12 minutes (really just as long as I could wait). I always put milk and sugar in my Irish Breakfast so bitterness isn’t an issue although I’m sure it was there.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

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