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Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf

Irish Breakfast Tea - Loose Leaf
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$5.72 - $16.36


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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
  • 91 Reviews

    91 Reviews

    • 5
      It tastes great, it's the only tea I want

      Posted by Joanne T. on Jan 29th 2022

      It tastes great, it's the only tea I want

    • 5
      Robust tea

      Posted by Nicholas B. on Jan 22nd 2022

      Robust tea

    • 5
      Use it constantly, great iced tea and good for a strong...

      Posted by James H. on Jan 8th 2022

      Use it constantly, great iced tea and good for a strong cup.

    • 5
      Favorite breakfast tea!

      Posted by Anne S. on Jan 8th 2022

      Favorite breakfast tea!

    • 1
      Wonderful and relaxing to drink

      Posted by Darlene B. on Dec 31st 2021

      Wonderful and relaxing to drink

    • 4
      Irish Breakfast Tea Loose ETS brand

      Posted by Gene R. Klatt on Dec 2nd 2021

      Very close to name brand Irish tea. I brew light and it is very good with milk and sugar. Also good iced but it does leave a bit of sludge if kept too long so use strainer

    • 5
      Perfect flavor, just the thing to wake up your morning!

      Posted by Stephen S. on Nov 13th 2021

      Perfect flavor, just the thing to wake up your morning!

    • 5
      Daily drink

      Posted by Ron B. on Nov 11th 2021

      Daily drink

    • 5
      Tea

      Posted by Rachael on Oct 30th 2021

      So so so good. I love black tea in there morning and this Irish breakfast tea is everything. Strong and delicious!

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

91 Reviews

  • 5
    It tastes great, it's the only tea I want

    Posted by Joanne T. on Jan 29th 2022

    It tastes great, it's the only tea I want

  • 5
    Robust tea

    Posted by Nicholas B. on Jan 22nd 2022

    Robust tea

  • 5
    Use it constantly, great iced tea and good for a strong...

    Posted by James H. on Jan 8th 2022

    Use it constantly, great iced tea and good for a strong cup.

  • 5
    Favorite breakfast tea!

    Posted by Anne S. on Jan 8th 2022

    Favorite breakfast tea!

  • 1
    Wonderful and relaxing to drink

    Posted by Darlene B. on Dec 31st 2021

    Wonderful and relaxing to drink

  • 4
    Irish Breakfast Tea Loose ETS brand

    Posted by Gene R. Klatt on Dec 2nd 2021

    Very close to name brand Irish tea. I brew light and it is very good with milk and sugar. Also good iced but it does leave a bit of sludge if kept too long so use strainer

  • 5
    Perfect flavor, just the thing to wake up your morning!

    Posted by Stephen S. on Nov 13th 2021

    Perfect flavor, just the thing to wake up your morning!

  • 5
    Daily drink

    Posted by Ron B. on Nov 11th 2021

    Daily drink

  • 5
    Tea

    Posted by Rachael on Oct 30th 2021

    So so so good. I love black tea in there morning and this Irish breakfast tea is everything. Strong and delicious!