Irish Breakfast

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Malt, Baked Bread, Cream, Caramel, Honey, Sweet Potatoes
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 9 oz / 258 ml

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Our Irish Breakfast combines our Khongea Golden Tippy Assam and Hattialli Golden Lion Assam with our Organic Ceylon. This strong malty breakfast tea has chocolate, raisin, oak, tobacco, and bready notes with a citrus finish. Irish Breakfast is smooth and sweet with a light astringent finish. We recommend adding an additional 1/2 teaspoon of tea per serving when used with milk or sugar or if a stronger brew is preferred.

Ingredients: Khongea Golden Tippy Assam, Organic Ceylon, Hattialli Golden Lion Assam

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling)

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5553 tasting notes

Sipdown (129/136)!

Made in my timolino, with added milk. I don’t know what I did but this cup was so weird and different from any of the others I’ve had previously. Seriously, there were some drastically different flavour notes present.

In addition to the bread/malt notes I normally get, there were some very distinct and powerful notes of honey, caramel, and sweet potato! That last one is particularly exciting to me; I LOVE Sweet Potatoes and this was the most sweet potato-y taste I’ve gotten in any tea I’ve had thus far; and I don’t think it’s really supposed to?

So very weird; not sure what happened – but a nice and unexpected way to finish off this one. Thanks again Courtney for passing more along to me a while back!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Honey, Malt, Sweet Potatoes

Terri HarpLady

I love sweet potato

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103 tasting notes

Loved this nice strong cup of full leaf Irish breakfast tea. I made a pot of it for the family and only told them it was Irish breakfast so they assumed it was the same blend we usually have. I got two comments of “What tea is this again? It’s really good.” Thanks Stacy for yet another amazing blend!


Haha! Way to go , nothing lime a good tea trick!

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149 tasting notes

So, I told myself that I’d try this Irish Breakfast out tomorrow morning for breakfast, but I couldn’t resist trying it out now. I’m so glad I did.

This is delicious! Malty and smooth, with a hint of astringency. A bit of sweetness, too. Quite a polite Irish Breakfast, unlike some others I’ve had that were more of a kick-in-the-face-and-yell-my-brain-awake type breakfast teas. I’ll probably brew this on the stronger end for the mornings.

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166 tasting notes

A nice, robust (yet relatively smooth when I steeped it at around 190-F), malty tasting tea. I use it for straight forward, classic tasting iced tea. I bet it is good as a latte as well, will have to try that.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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13 tasting notes

This was a nice quality full leaf, and it brewed up quite nicely…but there was no real malt to it. I tried this with a splash of 2% milk, which is how I enjoy my morning cup of Assam. So, nothing at all wrong with the quality, just not the one for me.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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7 tasting notes

First tasting note!! Irish Breakfast is one of my staples. This one was a little weak for me and not too much flavor but I still liked it and would buy it again.

Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Sipdown! (39/371)

Another of my samples from MissB, I am really getting through them! This is a lovely breakfast tea. It’s thick and malty, and smells wonderfully bready while it’s steeping. It’s not too sweet for a morning tea, rather strong and almost savoury. With some skimmed milk, this is pretty much my idea of an ideal breakfast tea.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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1779 tasting notes

I’m not usually a breakfast blend sorta girl, preferring to go right for m y Tiger Assam for the roughest of mornings, but I am surrounded by samples that are demanding attention. So here goes!

y eyes are still lidded and heavy because I didn’t sleep enough the past 2 days, but I don’t think I can blame the tea for that. It’s trying it’s best.

It’s really dark and malty, and I think I’m getting bread notes from it as well. It’s an interesting mix! I suspect it’ll taste better once it cools a bit. I might just add a splash of milk to it to help it cool so I can get more wake-up-juice in me STAT! (235)

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8951 tasting notes

…the other one from Terri in my morning comparison. This one is just a little more smooth than the malty irish breakfast, and therefore wins me over just a little bit more. This is a smooth, strong cup of tea that makes me happy.

Terri HarpLady

and your happiness makes me happy! :)

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358 tasting notes

This was a surprise sample from a swap with Courtney – she very kindly sent me no less than two irish breakfast mixes and a couple other surprises. The tealux cream irish breakfast was a hit, and this one, while a much more classic breakfast mix it´s also a winner.

This is a much more classic breakfast mix and a really lovely one. I do not love it quite at the level of my current breakfast infatuation (Mariage Freres´s American Breakfast) which seems to be just a bit more everything including more chocolatey (without actually having any cocoa on it) but this would definetely be very welcome on my tea shelf.

Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

this one was a miss for me, too bitter but may need to retry with a lower temperature and quicker steep


I added sweetener and milk, which is probably so inappropriate but something I need if I am doing a breakfast blend for breakfast. I did not notice the bitterness then, it was lovely indeed (though american breakfast is still top rated for me!)

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