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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
  • 43 Reviews

    43 Reviews

    • 5
      Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf

      Posted by Kathy on Feb 5th 2021

      I drink it every morning.

    • 5
      PoorPackage Size-Great Tea

      Posted by Jerry White on Dec 29th 2020

      You list four size options on your tea description page, but you have only two size options available. I always buy a 5 lb. unit, which is described, but not an option. Please get your act together and offer the 5lb. package.

    • 5
      Irish breakfast tea

      Posted by Marilyn on Dec 21st 2020

      I like the Irish Breakfast tea because it brews faster and requires less tea to make the strength that we like.

    • 3
      Irish Breakfast tea, bulk 16 0z

      Posted by MARC FARRIS on Oct 13th 2020

      The tea brewed a nice nose & a very weak but pleasant flavor, but is not as ROBUST as I prefer my Irish Breakfast tea. SECOND review

    • 3
      Irish breakfast bulk 1 #

      Posted by MARC FARRIS on Oct 11th 2020

      Irish breakfast has a good nose, brewed & a pleasant flavor profile, but is not as robust as I enjoy

    • 5
      Irish Breakfast tea

      Posted by Alice on Oct 9th 2020

      We like a sturdy, invigorating loose tea to begin our day. This is one we have been enjoying for years.

    • 5
      Irish Breakfast

      Posted by products.reviews.anonymous_poster on Aug 27th 2020

      This is a great price and it is so good! Definitely one of my favorite teas!

    • 5
      A winner

      Posted by products.reviews.anonymous_poster on Jul 30th 2020

      A great cuppa.

    • 4
      IRISH BREAKFAST TEA - LOOSE LEAF

      Posted by Charlie N on Jul 7th 2020

      Great tasting robust tea; been drinking for years. Minor complaint-the last batch had excessive dust, very fine particles that leave a muddy residue in the pot.

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

43 Reviews

  • 5
    Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf

    Posted by Kathy on Feb 5th 2021

    I drink it every morning.

  • 5
    PoorPackage Size-Great Tea

    Posted by Jerry White on Dec 29th 2020

    You list four size options on your tea description page, but you have only two size options available. I always buy a 5 lb. unit, which is described, but not an option. Please get your act together and offer the 5lb. package.

  • 5
    Irish breakfast tea

    Posted by Marilyn on Dec 21st 2020

    I like the Irish Breakfast tea because it brews faster and requires less tea to make the strength that we like.

  • 3
    Irish Breakfast tea, bulk 16 0z

    Posted by MARC FARRIS on Oct 13th 2020

    The tea brewed a nice nose & a very weak but pleasant flavor, but is not as ROBUST as I prefer my Irish Breakfast tea. SECOND review

  • 3
    Irish breakfast bulk 1 #

    Posted by MARC FARRIS on Oct 11th 2020

    Irish breakfast has a good nose, brewed & a pleasant flavor profile, but is not as robust as I enjoy

  • 5
    Irish Breakfast tea

    Posted by Alice on Oct 9th 2020

    We like a sturdy, invigorating loose tea to begin our day. This is one we have been enjoying for years.

  • 5
    Irish Breakfast

    Posted by products.reviews.anonymous_poster on Aug 27th 2020

    This is a great price and it is so good! Definitely one of my favorite teas!

  • 5
    A winner

    Posted by products.reviews.anonymous_poster on Jul 30th 2020

    A great cuppa.

  • 4
    IRISH BREAKFAST TEA - LOOSE LEAF

    Posted by Charlie N on Jul 7th 2020

    Great tasting robust tea; been drinking for years. Minor complaint-the last batch had excessive dust, very fine particles that leave a muddy residue in the pot.

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