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Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf

Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf
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    The Irish Breakfast Tea blend from English Tea Store is a stout robust blend of February Kenya BP1 and 2nd flush Assam. A superb color and a very full-bodied tea.

    It may surprise some to learn that the people of Ireland drink more tea per capita than any other population on Earth. The Irish prefer what some might call a sturdy cup of tea. So in order to provide the Irish with strong blends, Assam teas are picked from the top production of the Second Flush, a period of high growth in the month of June. The Kenyans selected are usually those produced in either February or August when the most flavorful seasonal quality leaf is grown. The Assam component of this Irish blend gives the cup a strong, deep malty character with heavy layers of astringency that dry the mouth, feeling almost as if you could chew the tea. (This is similar to the way a very dry wine can make you pucker.) The Kenyan teas provide a bright coppery color with profound floral notes that add a complex depth to the cup.

    As with most teas, the longer you brew this tea the stronger it becomes. If you're Irish, you'll let this tea brew a good long time and then add a wee splash of milk. Milk, in the case of a tea this strong cancels out the tannins and diminishes the bitterness that can characterize some strong teas. Debate rages from Dublin to Tipperary as to when milk should be added - before the tea or after? The milk-first camp argues that milk added after the hot tea will scald and should therefore be added first so it can warm as the tea is poured. Milk-last devotees argue that the only way to properly measure the amount to add is to pour it last. (Non-users of milk regard the whole issue as quite silly.)

    How to Make Tea

    Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

    • First time trying English Tea Store's Irish Breakfast Tea Loose Leaf Tea?

      Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
    • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

    Irish Breakfast Tea is gluten free, as well as nuts, wheat, crustacea, eggs, milk/dairy, sulfites, and soy lecithin free. This tea is packed at a factory that has nuts on the premises.

    Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

    Antioxidant Content: High - 7.5 - 9.99% polyphenols by dry weight. The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

    Nutritional Information: Amount per Serving; Serving size 2.5 grams of loose tea. Makes 8 fluid ounces or 240 milliliters.

    • Calories: 0
    • Percent of Daily Value
    • Fat: 0 grams, 0 %
    • Sodium: 2 milligrams, 0 %
    • Carbohydrate: 1 grams, 0%
    • Protein: 0.1 grams
    • Not a significant source of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron
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  • Additional Information
    Clearance Non-Clearance
    Country Of Origin India
    Season Everyday
    Size 4oz
    Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
    Dietary Options Caffeinated
    Dietary Options Gluten Free
    Flavor Irish Breakfast
    Type Black Tea
    Type Breakfast Tea
    Type British Favorites
    Type Irish Breakfast Tea
    Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
    Brand English Tea Store
  • 34 Reviews

    34 Reviews

    • 4
      Pellets instead of loose tea leaves

      Posted by Mickey on Jun 7th 2020

      The taste is good but when I buy loose tea I actually expect to see pieces of leaf and this tea is just pellets. Not sure why

    • 5
      Pleased as always

      Posted by Kathy on May 13th 2020

      I drink this tea almost every morning. It works great in my electric tea maker. I had run out and English Tea Store was out of the 16oz. bag :-( I was so glad when it was back in stock! Though I did try Scottish Breakfast Tea in the meantime and was well pleased with that. It was a tough decision which to re-order. I'll be back later for the Scottish.

    • 5
      My favorite

      Posted by Betsy on Apr 9th 2020

      The English Tea Store Irish Breakfast blend is my favorite tea. It's more robust than my other favorite, Scottish Breakfast. It has a full bodied flavor that goes well with a bit of milk when brewed strong. Brewed a little less strong, it's great straight.

    • 5
      My favorite breakfast tea.

      Posted by Nic on Apr 9th 2020

      Strong brew with creamer and sugar is the best way to start my day.!

    • 5
      A Good Standby

      Posted by James on Jan 29th 2020

      This is my "go-to" morning tea and has been for years. I will waltz off with the occasional English or Scottish Breakfast but always return to this tea.

    • 5
      Very good Irish Tea

      Posted by Scott L. on Jan 20th 2020

      I like this Irish Tea over the Scotish Blends

    • 5
      A family favorite !

      Posted by Vinbag on Dec 23rd 2019

      We mix equal parts of Irish Breakfast and Lady Londonderry for a fabulous tea anytime of the day.

    • 4
      Ground vs leaf

      Posted by bobs on Dec 17th 2019

      Although, I have been drinking this tea every morning for over 2 months, I still can't get past the ground aspect rather than leaves. I want leaves not grounds!!! I'm re-ordering today, regardless. Also, agree with the woman above about the packaging. Could you be any more unimaginative ? Come on, ETS people, a little panache, a little flair, a thoughtful packaging finish to the product. It's a class thing to do.

    • 5
      One of my three favorites

      Posted by Jay on Oct 10th 2019

      I reviewed this tea several years ago. It is still one of my favorites and I am still ordering it. It is a good complement to anything with maple syrup or treacle.

The Irish Breakfast Tea blend from English Tea Store is a stout robust blend of February Kenya BP1 and 2nd flush Assam. A superb color and a very full-bodied tea.

It may surprise some to learn that the people of Ireland drink more tea per capita than any other population on Earth. The Irish prefer what some might call a sturdy cup of tea. So in order to provide the Irish with strong blends, Assam teas are picked from the top production of the Second Flush, a period of high growth in the month of June. The Kenyans selected are usually those produced in either February or August when the most flavorful seasonal quality leaf is grown. The Assam component of this Irish blend gives the cup a strong, deep malty character with heavy layers of astringency that dry the mouth, feeling almost as if you could chew the tea. (This is similar to the way a very dry wine can make you pucker.) The Kenyan teas provide a bright coppery color with profound floral notes that add a complex depth to the cup.

As with most teas, the longer you brew this tea the stronger it becomes. If you're Irish, you'll let this tea brew a good long time and then add a wee splash of milk. Milk, in the case of a tea this strong cancels out the tannins and diminishes the bitterness that can characterize some strong teas. Debate rages from Dublin to Tipperary as to when milk should be added - before the tea or after? The milk-first camp argues that milk added after the hot tea will scald and should therefore be added first so it can warm as the tea is poured. Milk-last devotees argue that the only way to properly measure the amount to add is to pour it last. (Non-users of milk regard the whole issue as quite silly.)

How to Make Tea

Available in 4 sizes (Please select from the options above):

  • First time trying English Tea Store's Irish Breakfast Tea Loose Leaf Tea?

    Try our Sample Size of 1 ounce.
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4 ounces
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16 ounces (1 pound)
  • Contents loose leaf tea net weight 80 ounces (5 pound)

Irish Breakfast Tea is gluten free, as well as nuts, wheat, crustacea, eggs, milk/dairy, sulfites, and soy lecithin free. This tea is packed at a factory that has nuts on the premises.

Caffeine content: Medium - This tea contains natural caffeine found in the L. Camellia Sinensis family. A cup of black tea steeped in boiled water for 5 minutes will contain between 27 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. An equal sized cup of coffee will contain between 80 - 100 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine quickly becomes soluble in very hot water. If you wish to reduce the caffeine level in this tea, briefly rinsing the tea leaves in extremely hot water will reduce the caffeine content between 25-50% with only a minor effect on taste.

Antioxidant Content: High - 7.5 - 9.99% polyphenols by dry weight. The longer you steep your tea the more polyphenols will be extracted. (Test results based on 5 minutes steeping time. Polyphenol percentages may fluctuate with lot, grade of tea, testing method, temperature of water and freshness of tea). More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis) the longer it is brewed. And the more tea is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

Nutritional Information: Amount per Serving; Serving size 2.5 grams of loose tea. Makes 8 fluid ounces or 240 milliliters.

  • Calories: 0
  • Percent of Daily Value
  • Fat: 0 grams, 0 %
  • Sodium: 2 milligrams, 0 %
  • Carbohydrate: 1 grams, 0%
  • Protein: 0.1 grams
  • Not a significant source of fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron
Clearance Non-Clearance
Country Of Origin India
Season Everyday
Size 4oz
Product Type Loose Leaf Tea
Dietary Options Caffeinated
Dietary Options Gluten Free
Flavor Irish Breakfast
Type Black Tea
Type Breakfast Tea
Type British Favorites
Type Irish Breakfast Tea
Left Overlay Image gluten-free-prod.png
Brand English Tea Store

34 Reviews

  • 4
    Pellets instead of loose tea leaves

    Posted by Mickey on Jun 7th 2020

    The taste is good but when I buy loose tea I actually expect to see pieces of leaf and this tea is just pellets. Not sure why

  • 5
    Pleased as always

    Posted by Kathy on May 13th 2020

    I drink this tea almost every morning. It works great in my electric tea maker. I had run out and English Tea Store was out of the 16oz. bag :-( I was so glad when it was back in stock! Though I did try Scottish Breakfast Tea in the meantime and was well pleased with that. It was a tough decision which to re-order. I'll be back later for the Scottish.

  • 5
    My favorite

    Posted by Betsy on Apr 9th 2020

    The English Tea Store Irish Breakfast blend is my favorite tea. It's more robust than my other favorite, Scottish Breakfast. It has a full bodied flavor that goes well with a bit of milk when brewed strong. Brewed a little less strong, it's great straight.

  • 5
    My favorite breakfast tea.

    Posted by Nic on Apr 9th 2020

    Strong brew with creamer and sugar is the best way to start my day.!

  • 5
    A Good Standby

    Posted by James on Jan 29th 2020

    This is my "go-to" morning tea and has been for years. I will waltz off with the occasional English or Scottish Breakfast but always return to this tea.

  • 5
    Very good Irish Tea

    Posted by Scott L. on Jan 20th 2020

    I like this Irish Tea over the Scotish Blends

  • 5
    A family favorite !

    Posted by Vinbag on Dec 23rd 2019

    We mix equal parts of Irish Breakfast and Lady Londonderry for a fabulous tea anytime of the day.

  • 4
    Ground vs leaf

    Posted by bobs on Dec 17th 2019

    Although, I have been drinking this tea every morning for over 2 months, I still can't get past the ground aspect rather than leaves. I want leaves not grounds!!! I'm re-ordering today, regardless. Also, agree with the woman above about the packaging. Could you be any more unimaginative ? Come on, ETS people, a little panache, a little flair, a thoughtful packaging finish to the product. It's a class thing to do.

  • 5
    One of my three favorites

    Posted by Jay on Oct 10th 2019

    I reviewed this tea several years ago. It is still one of my favorites and I am still ordering it. It is a good complement to anything with maple syrup or treacle.

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