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From Frontier Natural Products Co-op

A blend of black teas like English Breakfast, this tea is slightly bolder in flavor and makes a malty brew that is well rounded and robust. It’s a full-bodied breakfast tea meant to be enjoyed with milk and sweetener, a good choice for those who like a strong, yet flavorful tea.

Botanical name: Camellia sinensis L.

The addition of milk to this tea creates a new dimension of flavor and provides a velvety smooth texture. Rustic and warm with a comfortable solid flavor and aroma, Irish Breakfast is a familiar and satisfying favorite.

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3253 tasting notes

I stopped by the local health food store to get something. I haven’t been in that store in ages, & now they are carrying bulk teas from Frontier, a company I used to order herbs from. I bought small amounts of several different teas to try, including this one.
It’s not as bold & Malty as I expect an Irish Breakfast to be, but it’s also not bad! Next time I’ll use more leaf…

Meanwhile, my Butiki order arrived! YEAH!
Turn the kettle on baby, momma’s gonna steep some tea!


Mmmmm, Butiki…

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1957 tasting notes

Fighting a mild cold, so I tossed in a couple teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves from my own plant hoping for a Vapo-Rub vibe. Didn’t quite work—I really have to hunt for the mint taste. Wonder if it’s due to leaf-drying error on my part (I just let them air-dry.) But it’s warm on a scratchy throat.


Herbs lose so much of their vim and vigor when dried – it’s just one of those things. A sad thing though!!


Really? I don’t find that at all. I’ve never added fresh mint to a tea.

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8132 tasting notes

I had this tea a really long time ago today. It appears that the story of my life these days is to make tea, be busy all day and barely have time to formulate my thoughts on the tea until late at night when i just want to go to bed :)

This one was a pretty average every day black tea for the morning. It was pretty mellow and on the milder side but still a relatively nice breakfast tea! Thanks terri!


you want to go to bed? Wow… talk about old! :D


nxtdoor – in to work for 7am, home after 7pm….yes..yes i AM old :) I’m not tired, just mentally exhausted!

Terri HarpLady

I worked like a fiend all day in the garden, & all I can see in my future is a hot bubble bath & bed.


oh god..what i wouldn’t give for a decent sized tub in our apartment…

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371 tasting notes

Picked this one up on my recent excursion to Wooster. The long straggly black leaves are enticing and I love a good Irish Breakfast…Tea and actual Irish Breakfast. A malty aroma eminates…and then. Eh I have to say this is a soft cookie Irish breakfast. There should be a lot brightness to it. It’s fairly smooth but have that subtle peppery bite that you would expect from Irish breakfast.

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421 tasting notes

Sipdown from Terri! This is not as bold as I’ve come to expect from Irish Breakfasts, but it is a very good Irish Breakfast tea, that takes to milk, and to rebrewing very well. I think that I got around five full flavored steepings out of it. Thank you Terri! Definitely one for the shopping list.

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200 tasting notes

This loose leaf tea was another selection that I picked up at the local Earth Fare market. In the store, it was very loose, as it was contained in large clear cannisters from which you could scoop out as much (or as little) as you wanted into clear plastic bags.

Other reviews that I read about this tea said it was a little on the weak side. To minimize this potential characteristic, I steeped it for five minutes at 212 degrees. The golden red beverage that resulted had the conventional breakfast tea scent.

In spite of the heavy steeping, the flavor was not strong, but adequate. The taste was mildly malty with perhaps just a hint of spice. There was no bitterness and the aftertaste was pleasant. Although I wanted to crank up the volume on the flavor, I still found it to be complete and tasty.

Even if you prefer your tea on the mild side, I would recommend that you steep this blend for at least five minutes to obtain the full flavor effect. With this method, you might have a satisfying selection to add to your breakfast tea assortment.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84 tasting notes

It looks like a lot of other people have the same story with this tea — bought at some kind of all-natural/local/organic/“hippie” store, smells like an Irish Breakfast, but isn’t strong enough. Huh.

I got mine at the local co-op in bulk — I was only going to get an ounce or two, but the canisters they use for bulk teas are the kind where you pull a lever and the tea spills out… so I got a lot.

This really isn’t a breakfast tea. It’s more like an after-work tea. I think this would be a good base for delicate blends with something like rose buds. I’ll probably finish what I have but not get more.


Yup. My experience exactly.

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9 tasting notes

A good all-around tea…maybe not the most exciting, but good for when you want a cuppa and a good one to offer to people who are not “into tea.”

Flavors: Malt

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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62 tasting notes

Kinda weak, and it only stands up to one infusion. It’s not as malty as I like in Irish Breakfast.

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