Gold Blend Tea Bags

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Astringent, Malt, Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 24 oz / 708 ml

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From Barry's Tea

A blend of the finest quality teas from the mountain slopes of Kenya, Rwanda and the Assam Valley of India. It has a uniquely refreshing flavour and bright golden colour.

Barry’s Gold Blend tea, Ireland’s favourite tea…the special tea for anytime.

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It’s a white Christmas in New York! :-) I’m visiting home, so this is what’s in my cup. Merry Christmas, Steepster!


Merry Xmas to you also!

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I should note that I am a tea lover, not a tea expert. Barry’s Gold Blend tea is what I usually drink in the morning. It is a robust black tea that holds its own, even with plenty of milk. I myself drink it with skim milk—no sugar, although I am sure that it could take quite a large amount of sugar. I actually do recommend it with milk because I think that the tea brings out a certain sweetness in the milk.

To prepare the tea, I place the bag in my mug and pour in my milk while the water is in my electric kettle. I try to pour the water as soon as it reaches its boiling point, although sometimes I scramble to do so. Usually, I let the tea steep for about five to seven minutes, but this is only a rough estimate since I make my tea while I get ready for the day. I like my tea good and strong, and this blend offers both.

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Barr’y Gold had a pleasant, mild, though somewhat bland flavor (with milk and sugar), even though I steeped it for five and a half minutes. It also had an unplesant drying, astringent affect on the tongue and palate.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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I discovered this tea by accident. I think that was good. It’s certainly a well thought out creation with impossible color and exceptional value. Thick enough for a mouse to tread on. But now I literally can’t live without it (and Barry’s Irish Breakfast). Well, at least I wrote and recorded over 800 songs total after consuming a cup or two over a number of years. Without the tea there would be no songs. If you want to listen to some of them click here:

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It’s been a long road since I’ve last reviewed anything on here. My dad passed away from cancer, then I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Then chemo with radiation, surgery, then more chemo and 9 months with an ostomy bag. I had that reversed about six weeks ago and now readjusting again.

But I had a few constants in that time. I’m a mail carrier, and I kept delivering during it all. And I drink a good amount of tea daily. One of those cups is in a thermos on my route too.

This is one of those dependable teas for any time. Rich, malty, comforting. Along with teas like Yorkshire or Thompson’s, I tend to drink this for comfort. Perfect on a cold day or a big breakfast. Or a few shortbreads. It won’t let you down.


I’m glad you’re hear to tell us about it!


Glad to see ya. I’m in a similar occupationas well. Keep strong on the cancer too. I know it was a fight but you pulled through it.


Daughter of a rural mail carrier. Y’all are tough! Thank you for sharing your story. Do you know, much as I love my “barbarian” bagged black teas, I’m not sure I’ve ever tried Barry’s—it’s reasonably easy to find locally. You’ve inspired me.


Good to see you again! So glad you have a recovery story. That sounds rough, but you beat it like a boss! (My dad was a mail carrier briefly in the 1940’s. Quit after being cussed out in German by a woman whose dachshund was chewing his ankle as he hopped around trying to get it to let go!)

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Had my normal cup of Earl Grey before leaving the house this morning.
But as it’s so rainy and dreary, I decided I needed another cuppa something warm when I got to the office. Something with a bit of pep, since it’s Monday and all…
My boyfriend bought this for me in loose leaf awhile ago, and I’m not sure why it didn’t make it’s way into my “daily use” teas.
The flavor is bold, the caffeine enough to give me a good kick in the morning.
It’s got the faintest hint of astringency to me, that adds to the enjoyment rather than taking away.
I’ll be keeping this on hand at the office, for sure.
Just ordered their Irish Breakfast, so I’ll be looking forward to that.

Flavors: Astringent, Malt, Tea

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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It’s straightforward black tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Daily breakfast tea, in a big travel mug with low fat milk and a bit of sugar. It’s a proper “tea” flavor, good Assam punch that stands up to breakfast whatever it may be that day, and is a bit of a comfort tea. Uncomplicated, tasty, good malt and tea flavors.

Flavors: Malt, Tea

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Having grown up in Ireland, this is my everyday tea. I drink it morning, noon, and night, and leave the tea bags in the pot between cups, as I like my tea strong enough to stand up for itself. Always with milk and sugar for me. Delicious, tastes of home, and will always fix what ails you (as all Irish mums know, for more serious injuries, just add more sugar!)

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Yum! Super strong black tea to have with milk. So good.

But now I’m out of milk, so I really do need to go to the store and stop cleaning and baking.

(Yes, baking. I made a cake with a coffee swirl and crumble top. YUM.)

Edit: Also mega thanks to MissB and Kittenna. :)

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