Irish Breakfast

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Black Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 352 ml

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  • “Some mornings --- like the mornings it takes three times as long to get your eyes open and twice to get dressed because nothing feels cozy enough --- you just need to grab the first bag that...” Read full tasting note
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    gmathis 1736 tasting notes
  • “This tea oils my engine. It's not the rolls royce of teas, however, when double bagged it packs quite a punch. It's malty and is a workhorse for those who just want something strong and black. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The only thing worse than Trader Joe's tea is Trader Joe's bagels. I mean really, have you tried those awful things? my friends have this story about the bagels. So back in their old place i guess...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the first "plain" Irish Breakfast tea I've had (that I can remember) and I have say...I am not fan. It brewed up very dark and looked like coffee, which is neat. Surprisingly it wasn't...” Read full tasting note
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Countless treatises have been written on Irish culture and its impact on the world at large. In our opinion, though, not enough of those treatises have been about tea. Though they drink their share of coffee as well, the Irish have one of the world’s highest rates of tea consumption per capita. We think it’s safe to say that when people drink this much tea, they know their stuff. We’ve developed Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast Tea with these traditions in mind.

Whether or not you’re Irish, if you’re a tea drinker, we think you’ll love our Irish Breakfast Tea. It’s a full-bodied blend of teas from the Assam Valley at the base of the Himalayan Mountains — a region renowned for its high quality teas. The traditional Irish breakfast is rich, and hearty enough to nourish body and soul for much of the day. Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast Tea was created to be bold enough to hold its own with such a big breakfast. In the cup, it’s full-bodied, earthy and mellow, with or without milk — milk being a customary addition for the Irish. We’re selling each box of 80 tea bags for $2.99 — that’s less than 4¢ per cup! Talk about a wow value!

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48 Tasting Notes

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If you like your tea to taste like weak cardboard/sawdust with one bag per cup and like full-brewed cardboard/sawdust with two bags per cup, then this is the tea for you. It’s awful. I know, I know, it comes from a chain store and you get what you pay for, but stick to Twinings for grocery store tea that is potable. I’m actually going to take it back to Trader Joe’s for a refund, since the manager who talked me into buying it told me to bring it back if I didn’t like it. I"m sure he didn’t expect the return, but it is awful tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Not my favorite basic black tea…but makes a pretty decent iced tea that my dad is a big fan of. Almost has a pretty red color…am I imagining this?

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Undrinkable. I threw the rest away.

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I have tried many different teas. Some expensive. But when I found this one, I went “this is it!”.
Strong, yes! But that’s just what I need in the morning. As long as you drink it hot, it won’t be bitter.
And at that price, it could not be beat.
Except that TJ’s discontinued it – as of June 2013!
Not the first time that they pull one of my favorites off their shelves.
So, now, they have replaced it with “something” called Iris Breakfast Tea too.
But it ain’t the same at all. The new box is yellowish, not green and smaller. The tea bags are smaller as well. And round. And the worst part, this new tea tastes like… Anyway, I just had to throw the box away!
Oh well, so I am searching for a good tea again…

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3 tasting notes

Well, it’s not a subtle tea that I want to sit around savoring and reflecting on or anything, but it’s a workhorse. I keep it in my cupboard for chilly gray mornings when I need a dark heavy bolt of quick caffeine. Rounded out with some raw local honey or a dash of cream and sugar, it’s not bad.

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This needs sugar. It’s a strong tea, stronger than the Trader Joe’s English Breakfast which I am a fan of. I find that it’s rather bitter for my taste on it’s own and needs sugar in order for me to enjoy it but it isn’t my favorite. On the plus side it gets me up in the morning.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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I bought really cheap tea at Aldi’s – $1.46/100 bags. I wasn’t crazy about it. Reminded me of Salada Tea which I can’t drink. So I decided to move “up” to a Breakfast Tea at Trader Joe’s. It is too strong. If I leave it in the cup for brewing more than 15 seconds, it isn’t worth drinking. I think I’m headed back to Lipton. Think I’ll try another brand of English Breakfast, but for as often as I drink the tea, I didn’t want to pay an arm and leg. Perhaps I should opt for loose tea.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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3 tasting notes

I truly enjoy this tea. It has a sweet aroma (not sure where sewage comes in…maybe li-chan has the wrong tea in mind). Strong flavors, woody and malty. Great for early morning scripture reading or to accompany an evening pipe. I ladle boiling water over a bag and let steep for three minutes, a bit of cream and some sweetener. It is a personal favorite.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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1 tasting notes

It’s not a tea that I savor or drink often, but surprisingly I crave it once in a while. Cream, sugar and some comfy pants.

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0 min, 15 sec

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I usually don’t drink Irish Breakfast since you have to put milk in sugar in it, and right now I’m working on enjoying tea in its natural state. It’s fine, I can see why there are mixed review on this one. A friend gave me a few bags since she knows I enjoy tea, I don’ think I would buy this on my own.

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5 min, 0 sec

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