- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: High
A very strong and bold black tea blend, with pronounced earthiness and maltiness. Recommended at a long steep, with milk and sugar to bring out the flavors, this is a real winner in the mornings. The smaller leaf grades allow for greater caffeine infusion into the water. A good coffee replacement. Feeling a bit rowdy? Throw us some comments below!
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: GBOP
Aroma: clean, slight fruitiness
Infusion Aroma: slightly fruity
Infusion Color: Dark amber
Base flavor: malt, light fruitiness
Infusion Strength: Strong
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Irish Tea Customs - by Safiya Motala
Considering this month is the well-known Irish patron saint holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, we thought a little information on Irish tea customs would be suitable for our first post of the month. A cup of tea in Gaelic is “cupan tae”, and tea is often pronounced something like “tay”.
Ireland is one of the top tea consuming per capita countries in the world, averaging around 5 cups of tea per person per day. Tea in Ireland has a rich history, as tea tends to do in most countries around the world. It has been consumed since the nineteenth century. During the introduction of tea to Ireland, the cost of tea was incredibly high. It was only the wealthy who could truly afford it, although the middle-class would indulge occasionally to entertain guests. Often, the quality of tea was poor, so they would add plenty of milk to improve the flavour, and would, therefore, strengthen the brew as to not be overpowered by the large amount of milk. By the beginning of the twentieth century, tea was widely accessible and consumed in basically every home. Typically, the tea types consumed in Ireland are ...