If you are looking for something to replace your cup of coffee – try Irish Breakfast. Stronger and fuller than English Breakfast, this tea is perfect for sleepy mornings and awakening lattes.
I have really been into breakfast teas lately. I’m not really interested in the regular supermarket stuff. I want something different, unique and with a soul. Though Irish Breakfast is not a unique and rare tea, where I come from, we don’t really drink anything else except English Breakfast. As I started exploring pure loose leaf tea some 15 years ago, I completely neglected all those world-famous blends. Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, they are all on my to-try list. (you can laugh at me).
Name: Irish Breakfast
Tea Vendor: Confet-Tea (UK)
Type: blended black tea
Irish Breakfast on the Table
CTC style leaf mixed with broken leaf looks very interesting and smells great. Irish Breakfast from Confet-Tea is a combination of very deep malty, chocolaty, smokey and fresh notes. Very interesting mix, bold and promising. I really like CTC teas in the morning if their purpose is to wake me up. 30 grams of Irish Breakfast costs 3.20 GBP, around 4.35 USD.
Brewing: 4 grams, 200 ml, 95 degrees, 3 minutes
Irish Breakfast is definitely one of the strongest breakfast blends I have ever tried. Blend of two strong black teas from Assam and Ceylon, in CTC style and broken leaf style is sure to get a very very strong infusion. This tea is so thick and full-bodied it’s hard to even look at it as tea. I managed to take a reflection of the outside sky and plants on the surface. I really think I’ve never encountered something like this before.
This would be an amazing base for black tea lattes or for adding some alcohol – I couldn’t resist not to add a bit of rum into it. It’s almost inviting you to add either rum or milk. This is the perfect tea for those that like to add milk and sugar. I always like to keep away from sugar, but a bit of milk will work amazingly well. Wet leaves have a very nice scent – like a spiced caramel, very sweet and fresh.
Leaves are good for three infusions and it’s the third one that gives a „reasonable“ common black tea, the one you would usually get from tea bags.