Reminds me of the Irish saying “tea so strong you could trot a mouse on it.” Watch the steeping time as it can get bitter quickly. I found it a bit too strong, strong for even Irish Breakfast, but my Irish born father liked it a lot. Not bad.
“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
“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
“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
“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
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.
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I generally like a stronger tea for breakfast and English breakfast sometimes seems weak to me. Some Irish breakfasts, like Stash, have a bit of a note that I like. This Irish breakfast is strong like others but without that top note. Like someone else said it is good for my morning buzz and a step above grocery store teas. I left the bag in the pot and the tea did not change over time.