Irish Breakfast

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Black Tea
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Earth, Tannic, Biting, Malt, Roasted Barley, Citrusy, Dark Bittersweet, Nutty
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 g 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “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 doesn’t...” 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

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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.

Whether or not you’re Irish, if you’re a tea drinker, we think you’ll love our Irish Breakfast Tea. It’s a full-bodied blend of teas from the Assam Valley at the base of the Himalayan Mountains — a region renowned for its high quality teas. The traditional Irish breakfast is rich, and hearty enough to nourish body and soul for much of the day. Trader Joe’s Irish Breakfast Tea was created to be bold enough to hold its own with such a big breakfast. In the cup, it’s full-bodied, earthy and mellow, with or without milk — milk being a customary addition for the Irish. We’re selling each box of 80 tea bags for $2.99 — that’s less than 4¢ per cup! Talk about a wow value!

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56 Tasting Notes

3 tasting notes

Well, it’s not a subtle tea that I want to sit around savoring and reflecting on or anything, but it’s a workhorse. I keep it in my cupboard for chilly gray mornings when I need a dark heavy bolt of quick caffeine. Rounded out with some raw local honey or a dash of cream and sugar, it’s not bad.

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This needs sugar. It’s a strong tea, stronger than the Trader Joe’s English Breakfast which I am a fan of. I find that it’s rather bitter for my taste on it’s own and needs sugar in order for me to enjoy it but it isn’t my favorite. On the plus side it gets me up in the morning.

185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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I bought really cheap tea at Aldi’s – $1.46/100 bags. I wasn’t crazy about it. Reminded me of Salada Tea which I can’t drink. So I decided to move “up” to a Breakfast Tea at Trader Joe’s. It is too strong. If I leave it in the cup for brewing more than 15 seconds, it isn’t worth drinking. I think I’m headed back to Lipton. Think I’ll try another brand of English Breakfast, but for as often as I drink the tea, I didn’t want to pay an arm and leg. Perhaps I should opt for loose tea.

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It’s not a tea that I savor or drink often, but surprisingly I crave it once in a while. Cream, sugar and some comfy pants.

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I usually don’t drink Irish Breakfast since you have to put milk in sugar in it, and right now I’m working on enjoying tea in its natural state. It’s fine, I can see why there are mixed review on this one. A friend gave me a few bags since she knows I enjoy tea, I don’ think I would buy this on my own.

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9 tasting notes

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.

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3 tasting notes

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.

195 °F / 90 °C

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15 tasting notes

I’ve tasted a lot of Irish Breakfast teas; this is not my favorite.

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