this might be my favorite morning tea. i love it so much. i don’t like it strong at all. i like it VERY weak with a little bit of sugar.
“I usually drink this bagged tea only in decaf, but today called for caf, so I yoinked a bag from my hubby’s stash. (I don’t know how he brews it for 5 min – after 3 it was looking...” Read full tasting note
“I’m not gung-ho on bagged teas generally, but I was looking for a cheap, decent black tea mainly to try for cold brewing. I had this about 7.5 years ago, and I thought it was O.K. I decided...” Read full tasting note
“I have KeenTeaThyme to thank for sending me a bag of this. Thank you! Twinings is a company (or shall I say "are companies"?) that confuse me. It seems like...” Read full tasting note
“I’m sure I have had this at some point in history. I can’t find any notes I’ve ever written about it. It is one of the half dozen Twinings teas that have always been on the local...” Read full tasting note
A strong, full-bodied black tea from the regions of Ceylon and Assam expertly blended with a hearty flavor and delightful aroma.
The Irish really love their tea and are amongst the most frequent drinkers of tea around the world. In celebration of this tea drinking tradition, Twinings blended a special Irish Breakfast Blend. This tea is best taken with milk and sweetened to taste to bring out the best flavor.
Company description not available.
Just Tea - Irish BreakfastWegmans
Toad's Irish Breakfast TeaToad's Coffee & Tea
Irish Breakfast Black TeaWhat-Cha
Irish breakfast decaf teaTrader Joe's
Decaf Irish Breakfast TeaEnglish Tea Store
Irish Breakfast TeaJ. Bünting Coloniale
Nothing jumps out except for the brand name.
Tasted pretty acidic and dry, but that would be your normal run of the mill breakfast blend.
This is a wholly adequate morning tea, especially given the circumstances.
Woke up this morning with a terrible head cold, but with a deadline at work, I couldn’t exactly call in.
I needed a good tea this morning. One that would give a swift kick in the groin and get me going.
I don’t have many options at work. Found a box of this hiding in our kitchen, filled a mug with tap water, heated it in the microwave (a little concerned about superheating, so I can’t be sure what the temperature was), steeped for 3:30, found some skim milk in the fridge and added a packet of splenda.
Ahh…Just what I needed. A nice, thick, hearty tea with just the right jolt and no bitterness. I can’t believe it didn’t end up tasting like raw sewage. I’m looking forward to seeing what this’ll do when I take the time to brew this properly.
I will definitely be having more of this today.
I’ve been battling an exceptionally dry throat for the last four days, with my voice cutting out on me and going gravelly, so last night I decided that instead of wasting the good stuff, I’d pop in a cheapo bag of something or other. I even went all cavalier with the brewing method and brewed it in the mug, in the microwave, as the water heated.
(I know! SACRILEGE!)
But you know what? It turned out to be a rather splendid mug of tea, even after all the rule-breaking. I rather appreciate that Twinings Irish Breakfast is pretty forgiving. It’s not overly malty or astringent, and it doesn’t go bitter as easily as the English and Irish imports do (Here’s looking at you, Yorkshire Gold!).
I simply love this tea. I typically drink it first thing in the morning when I need a solid caffeine punch, and it’s very satisfying due to the savory, malty taste. Best enjoyed black and steeped for a full 3-4 minutes, in my opinion – though I’ll admit to often leaving the bag in until I’m finished, and even then I don’t detect any real astringency.
Irish Breakfast tea makes me think of cozy woolen socks, gray cloudy mornings, and crackling fires. It’s the coffee of teas.