Irish Breakfast

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Malt, Tannin, Bread, Citrus
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 9 oz / 266 ml

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T2’s Irish Breakfast tea uses a blend of Sri Lankan orthodox broken leaves to produce a highly-balanced, deep, rich brew. Its’ coppery red liquor has an engagingly frank personality with a little flirty sweetness. A full-bodied and malty flavour that stands up to even the biggest fry-up complete with black pudding. A great morning blend that is less bitey than English Breakfast but with a bigger body and more heart.

Ingredients: Sri Lankan black tea

Brewing Guide: 1 tsp per cup, 100 C (212 F), 2-4 min.

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It’s acceptable, malty aroma with a little bittery taste, straightforward but the profile maybe too simple to enjoy alone. I’ll try brewing it stronger next time because I want more from this.
Update: muuuuuuuch better with a heavier version and a splash of milk

Flavors: Malt, Tannin

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 225 ML

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Top o’ the Mornin’ to ya! It’s my day off, it’s my birthday, and I’m pretty content to just sit on my butt and drink tea all day, quite honestly. And what better way that to start off the day than with some Irish Breakfast?

I don’t keep many Irish/English breakfast blends around because they aren’t my favorite, but last winter I picked up an amazing deal on a bunch of T2 samplers, so I decided to make the Irish Breakfast one this morning. The only other Irish Breakfast blend I’ve ever had is Twinings of London’s bagged blend, which I had to take with milk and sugar because it was that sort of black tea that was just a bit too strong and astringent for me otherwise. Surpringly, I am not having any troubles with this one; I’m not sure if my palate has simply adapted to blacks since then, or this blend, having only Ceylon teas and lacking Assams is just more to my palate’s liking. So far I haven’t felt the need to immediately go running for the milk to take some of the bite off. I did only steep at the lower end of the spectrum, for two minutes instead of four, so maybe that’s the secret for me when it comes to these stronger straight black teas.

It has a pleasantly malty taste and a thick mouthfeel, with a mild astringency in the finish that is not biting, bitter, or unpleasant. I’m picking up on some subtle flavor notes of baked bread and citrus. This tea could certainly take milk or sugar, but the fact it doesn’t need it for someone who typically has a hard time with straight blacks like me speaks volumes.

I’m quite enjoying this sampler sipdown with my sugary apple fritter. Tea and donut… a breakfast of champions!

Flavors: Bread, Citrus, Malt, Tannin

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Cathy Tea

Happy birthday, MastressAlita! I’ll think of you with my afternoon cup of green darjeeling! :)

Mastress Alita

Thank you so much, Cathy Tea!

Lexie Aleah

Happy Birthday! make sure to drink one of your favorites to celebrate. (:

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Lovely. Looking forward for the next cup….

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Breakfast time with a drop of cream and sugar.

In other news, I thought I finally had every last skerrick of tea in my house added to my cupboard, and then I remembered the extra box. Another five. Including samples, I’m up to 90. That’s it—I’m on a tea ban. NO NEW TEA IS ENTERING THIS HOUSE oh except for that swap with ashleyelizabeth. Ooh maybe I’ll crack 100 teas then… wait, this is not a goal to aspire to.

2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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