Irish Breakfast

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  • “How embarrassing. I cleaned my closet yesterday and found four ounces of this tea. I am sure I bought it for my daughter for Christmas…2013. It must have slipped behind some things in my...” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 2050 tasting notes
  • “Thank you ashmanra. I know very little about Irish Breakfast. I went a little light on the leaf because I don’t know how my stomach will react to this black tea. This is so much smoother than...” Read full tasting note
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    ks6 1572 tasting notes
  • “Delicious and oh so warming, satisfying, and cobweb-clearing on (yet another!) rainy morning. Thank you ashmanra!! This one reminds me a lot of Golden Moon’s Irish Breakfast – full...” Read full tasting note
    JacquelineM 1112 tasting notes

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2050 tasting notes

How embarrassing. I cleaned my closet yesterday and found four ounces of this tea. I am sure I bought it for my daughter for Christmas…2013. It must have slipped behind some things in my hiding spot for gifts because I know I didn’t buy any this past year.

So, having not had it in a while, we served it at tea time yesterday with Apple Pecan Crisps and homemade vanilla ice cream. When we sipped, everyone agreed that this is what we think of when we think of TEA. You know, classic, all purpose, bracing morning beverage.

It has a lot of flavor, great body, and just a touch of dryness. It is just mild enough for me to drink plain but takes milk and sugar very well. It is a little fruity and bright, with good malt notes. It would also make an excellent iced tea, I think. Since it is already over a year old (my bad) I think I will try that to get it used up before it gets too stale.

gmathis

Elderly tea is great for icing down when it’s hot.

kristinalee

So… Did you buy this online? I was just at the Chapel Hill store on Monday, and I looked all over the tea section… Found all kinds of teaware and tea brands I don’t normally find in stores, but I couldn’t find their house teas. Years ago, they kept it all at the front of the store near their house coffees. Where do they keep them now? I felt silly asking this question because I looked around a LONG time.

kristinalee

Ah… You may not remember if it was from 2013, but… That would be more recently than I’ve been to the store until now.

ashmanra

I can see how you might miss it! If you call the mall entrance the front of the store, then the tea and coffee is on a side “dog-leg” hall by the cafe entrance, near the door that comes in from the parking lot. That’s where it was when I first started going there about five years, and where it was when I was there about a month ago. They have a new puerh that is very expensive on their Fine Tea wall that I want to try, and since you can buy as little as one ounce, I think I will get it next time I go! Their Ruby 18 is great, and if you can get Wild Forest Oolong, buy an ounce. Very expensive but worth every penny. They run out of it and it takes forever to come back in, though.

ashmanra

Kristinalee, we should try to meet up for tea sometime when I am back in Chapel Hill!

kristinalee

That’s a good idea! I looked at the wall I think you’re talking about and it was all Mariage Frères teas. I think this is where I was. Do they still keep their teas in clear plastic bags? They have pretty good teaware, I noticed — all very reasonably priced.

ashmanra

No, the tea is by the coffee and they have a pretty big counter. The daily tea is still in plastic bags, and the house Fine Teas are in big canisters on the wall behind the counter. They measure those out into foil lined bags for you. If you walk in at the mall entrance, where the chocolates are, turn right. You will go past the deli and cheese counters. There will be some tables of teas and shelves of teas there but keep going and round the corner making a left. There is a narrow “hall” there and the cafe is on the right side of the hall along with some teaware and Mariages Freres. On the left will be the tea with the Fine Tea behind the counter. Next is the coffee, then the entry door from the parking lot at the S. Estes Street entrance. So if you come in that entrance near the al fresco dining for the cafe, you will be right there with the coffee and tea!

kristinalee

Ah, k, I managed to miss all this somehow. I came in through the restaurant at the narrow hall area. I just didn’t really bother to look at the coffee since there was so much tea all together — I assumed it must be there. Oh, well… Next time.

kristinalee

I must not have looked to the right, thinking all the tea was…not behind the counter or something, I have no idea.

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1572 tasting notes

Thank you ashmanra. I know very little about Irish Breakfast. I went a little light on the leaf because I don’t know how my stomach will react to this black tea. This is so much smoother than I expected. I thought it would be harsh. It is nicely fruity by mid sip and lingers into the aftertaste. No bitterness and only slightly drying. A good cup!

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1112 tasting notes

Delicious and oh so warming, satisfying, and cobweb-clearing on (yet another!) rainy morning. Thank you ashmanra!! This one reminds me a lot of Golden Moon’s Irish Breakfast – full bodied and fruity. Excellent with some milk and sugar. I do believe I’ll make another cup :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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