Irish Breakfast

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt, Wood
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Tea of the morning here, what looks to be a nice broken leaf assam. I have gone through a few tins of this now and have always enjoyed it, especially for the price: $6.25/4 oz. I also like their...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow, this was like a punch in the face. After it melted the paint off the walls I noticed a fruity taste. It smelled malty but I didn't notice it in the taste. This is what I thought Irish...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Tea of the morning..... Wow. Pow, right in the kisser. This one is strong. Of course I need to preface with the fact that I don't like to add milk to my tea, so that will play a factor in my...” Read full tasting note
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From Harney & Sons

100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends, this is a good way to start your morning. Like cereal, it takes milk and sugar well. In contrast to other vendors, ours is a little more refined.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

63 Tasting Notes

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154 tasting notes

Since I’ve been trying teas other than Assams, I was almost afraid to go to this blend. I am finding that what rules what I “want” each day in a cup is ruled by the astringency in the tea. Some days I find it easier to tolerate the dryness it creates in my mouth. But as I made a pot of East Frisian that was WAY too strong yesterday, I decided to power through my chicken-ness and have a cup of this….. As usual, there was no need to be chicken. This isn’t a high astringency blend of assams. It is a malty cup of goodness, especially on a chilly drizzly day….with milk and sugar as usual. Nom. I’m hoping it makes me feel more literary, as I have to go work on a writing class assignment now….

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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11 tasting notes

A strong black base with slight floral or fruity notes, leaves quite a dry feeling in the mouth, had with milk and 1 sugar.

My partner who is much more of a black tea drinker than I said it was her new favourite breakfast tea.

I would happily drink it with a meal, I don’t find it quite tasty enough to have on its own, my partner loved it so much she finished both of our cups.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

It’s quite a jolt. Very strong. I think I’ve become spoiled, but I much prefer Mangalam FOP as my morning breakfast. Good, but not something I’d want to keep in the house again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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444 tasting notes

Was a little sketchy about trying another new black tea since they never seem to taste how I expect, but this one surprised me! Why it’s kinda woody still, I can definitely taste the malt. Which is one of the things I like best about black teas!
This tea is strong, and yet kinda creamy. If I end up not buying more of this, I think I’ll at least enjoy the rest of the sample I got!

Flavors: Malt, Wood

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129 tasting notes

A nice, bold cuppa
I spiked it with a bit of honey…
talk about Heaven…
wonderful way to start the day

CelebriTEA

This one stands up well for a solid re-steep
(2nd steep is great!)
Thanks Harney & Sons…
I love that you supply quality bagged teas…

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13 tasting notes

I like a nice Assam in the morning. I take it with a splash of 2% milk. My main requirements is to have this strong and malty. This is not bad. I suspect I will keep looking for the “perfect” morning cup, but this can stay in the kitchen as I search. It’s a nice quality CTC leaf, the dry leaf has a great scent. I brewed this up in the One Touch and it made a nice morning cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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41 tasting notes

Drinking this for my morning cup. I wanted a breakfast tea, but English Breakfast is a little too mellow for my tastes. This Irish Breakfast is similar to Twinings in taste, but with much nicer depth of flavor. I don’t add things to my tea, and though this one is pretty strong, I almost wish I had gotten one of their Scottish blends, which are supposedly stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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52 tasting notes

Love, love, love. We buy this by the pound. Goes well with Irish cream.

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12 tasting notes

blended with Upton Scottish. 4 min steep with m/s

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

A favorite in the morning, with a nice amount of CTC Assam in it to give it a hardy boost of flavour and body.

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