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Irish Breakfast

Irish Breakfast

Irish Breakfast

"What a whiskey will not cure, there's no cure for!" Same goes for this Irish-strength black tea blend.

Ingredients: Organic black tea (Camelia sinensis)

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)


  • Serving Size: 3g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Caffeine: High

Irish Breakfast

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!

2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk

Tasting Notes

Certification: 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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One of the few teas where I immediately noticed the aroma when I opened the package. It smells amazing. It also tastes amazing if you like a strong cup of tea with milk. One of my favourite teas and definitely my favourite Irish Breakfast.

Submitted by Noelle
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I loved this black tea.

Submitted by Bluebell Rivers
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I love this tea, it’s great for the mornings! It’s definitely a strong blend, and the floral and malty flavours are wonderful. One of my constant go-tos when I wake up!

Submitted by ForestWitch
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A smooth, strong cuppa.  Fantastic blend.

Submitted by J
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The traditional way the Irish make tea is have it simmering on the stove all day long.
Much appreciated this.

Submitted by rogerbenham
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we love this one, too bad its out of stock

Submitted by tanis
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Can’t go wrong with a cup of Irish Breakfast! It doesn’t even have to be breakfast to enjoy a steamy hot cup. This tea has a lovely fruity/sweet aroma and a wonderfully dark infusion color. If you’re a strong tea lover you should definitely try out Irish Breakfast!

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