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Have you ever heard of a cream Irish breakfast? I haven’t. I even checked out our database to see if any other places had something. Nothing! How unique.

I got this as a sample at the Great Wall during my last visit. I’m pretty much a regular there now (to the point that I’ve gotten to meet The Other Regulars, and also help out with Advertisement—when Lauren, the owner, explains “tea to go” to prospecting customers, I hold up my cup and display it like a fancily-dressed Show Lady). It’s a wonderfully social area, and I’m allowed to do my homework there. If I’m not chatting.

But more on that in Place Reviews.

Tea!

Brought the steeping temperature down to threeish minutes due to the high Assam content of Irish breakfasts. The dry leaves carry a hint of sweetness in their smell, and if you put your nose right into the brewed tea, you get a good Vanilla whiff. Sipping it, it’s definitely no Irish Cream, but it’s such a wonderful hint, and it oddly works so well—it’s like a pleasant, sweet surprise for your breakfast blend. I figure milk might bring it out a bit more—I should try some with it later. Maybe a bit of sugar, because that always coaxes along vanilla cream flavours.

The Irish Breakfast itself is solid, malty but subdued by the non-Assam teas in the blend (Ceylon, I think, is in there, but I can’t guess the others).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

The combo of “Irish” and “Great Wall” make me smile lol.

AJ

Hah! I didn’t even think of that.

TeaEqualsBliss

AJ ~ I tried googling the companies website and couldn’t find one! Do you know of it!? Can you PM me!?

AJ

Their website’s still in the works. I talk to them every day about it—the guy designing their website, is the same one creating their Tea Bar sign and advertisement, and s/he hasn’t completed any of the three yet (very busy).

They WILL be at http://www.greatwalltea.com, but for now they communicate through Twitter and Facebook.
http://twitter.com/GreatWallTea
http://www.facebook.com/GreatWallTea

And they’re on “Places” here: http://steepster.com/places/2543-great-wall-tea-company-new-westminster-bc

(Haha I’ve turned into a walking advertisement for them).

TeaEqualsBliss

Awesome! Thanks for the info!!!!!

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Cofftea

The combo of “Irish” and “Great Wall” make me smile lol.

AJ

Hah! I didn’t even think of that.

TeaEqualsBliss

AJ ~ I tried googling the companies website and couldn’t find one! Do you know of it!? Can you PM me!?

AJ

Their website’s still in the works. I talk to them every day about it—the guy designing their website, is the same one creating their Tea Bar sign and advertisement, and s/he hasn’t completed any of the three yet (very busy).

They WILL be at http://www.greatwalltea.com, but for now they communicate through Twitter and Facebook.
http://twitter.com/GreatWallTea
http://www.facebook.com/GreatWallTea

And they’re on “Places” here: http://steepster.com/places/2543-great-wall-tea-company-new-westminster-bc

(Haha I’ve turned into a walking advertisement for them).

TeaEqualsBliss

Awesome! Thanks for the info!!!!!

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of college, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

When I was a kid, I used to experiment by ripping open bags of Tetley’s and stuffing in extra ingredients.

I prefer Earl Grey, and a good friend of mine (who considers himself a great tea enthusiast) hates me because of it. I cannot explain his irrational hatred of bergamot.

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