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Irish Breakfast Tea 50g/1.75oz

Rated 4.81 out of 5 based on 73 customer ratings
73 Reviews

Irish breakfast tea is a blend of various types of black teas, most prominently Assam teas. In Ireland, however, it is just referred to as tea, being the regional popular style. Irish breakfast tea is taken throughout the day and evening and due to its strength, it is often served with milk. Some people, however, prefer to drink it straight with sugar and or lemon. This type of tea is usually consumed in the morning due to its energizing properties and strong flavor. It can also be served as a coffee alternative as it contains more caffeine than regular tea.

Serving Size – 2g (1 Tsp)
Servings Per Package – 25


$15.95 $9.95

25 in stock

Ingredients from: Kenya / India
Region(s): Nandi Highlands / Assam
Seasonality: Seasonal quality (Jan.-Feb. growth) / 2nd flush (June growth)
Grade Composition: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe) / BP1 (Broken Pekoe #1)
Growing Altitudes: 500 – 6500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): CTC (Cut Torn and Curled)

MORE ABOUT IRISH BREAKFAST: It may surprise you to learn that the people of Ireland drink more tea per capita than any other population on Earth. It’s true. In fact, your average Irish citizen drinks about 6 cups per day. What’s more, the cups they drink are so strong that you could almost stand a spoon upright in them. Indeed, the Irish prefer what some might call a sturdy cup of tea. In order to provide the Irish with blends this strong, tea blenders supplying the market buy up top quality seasonal output from Assam and Kenya. The 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.) Either way, tea is a strong blend. Enjoy in the morning with toast, or a traditional Irish “fry-up!”

Weight 2 oz

73 reviews for Irish Breakfast Tea 50g/1.75oz

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Harry Hollingsworth (verified owner)

    Good & Tasty as per my personal choice. Best had without milk and sugar.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mechelle Chango (verified owner)

    Tea is very mild. Even mild than English breakfast tea. Quality is good.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosario Randgaard (verified owner)

    It is definitely organic, no artificial color. After a long time had a good quality.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Vena Lindy (verified owner)

    Irish Breakfast is a well-priced aromatic blend that goes best with a bit of milk. The dry leaf has a twangy jammy aroma that is very pleasant. An overall solid daily tea.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daryl Judy (verified owner)

    This tea is rather robust. It’s not bitter per say, but definitely can use some milk or cream to top it all off. Without milk, this tea is rather rough and strong.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layne Das (verified owner)

    This tea is very well crafted and goes well with a blanket on a cold rainy day. Being rather caffeinated, I usually have this tea on days when I have to get up early to give me that extra boost that English breakfast tea doesn’t always provide.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Lianes (verified owner)

    One of the best Irish Breakfast blends I’ve tried. The dry leaf is richly aromatic, smelling sweet, initially surprisingly fruit and then very malty.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tracie Cornelio (verified owner)

    Moderately aromatic, the aroma is malty and fruity, with a hint of wintergreen. Fairly tannic, giving it a thick body and astringent finish. I loved it.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kasey Saa (verified owner)

    This is a STRONG black tea – that stands up well to sweetener and/or milk (I never put milk nor cream in tea but if you do this is a good one). Brews up DARK in seconds.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fritz Aries (verified owner)

    A classic, yet exemplary Irish Breakfast tea: true to the style, but also top-quality. My favorite Irish Breakfast tea yet.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trisha Halligan (verified owner)

    As far as I know, this is the only blend of Assam and Darjeeling. The result is an outstanding flavor, and a wonderful tea, in the Irish style, with a bit of milk.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ulysses Allen (verified owner)

    This tea is pretty good. It’s strong, rich, and not too bitter. I added cream and sugar.

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Candelaria Recinos (verified owner)

    This blend is complex, and with each sip on the morning I notice something new about it. It’s worth it!

  14. Rated 4 out of 5

    Madeleine Bracks (verified owner)

    Okay, I love this. Its strong, smooth, comforting, and tastes thick which is something Ive never experienced in a tea before. This would definitely be good for multiple steeps. Its great with sugar and milk, although I may have added too much milk because this brews up super dark and I didnt want it to be bitter. But theres no bitterness or astringency to be found. Overall a really great morning tea.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Linnea Mundo (verified owner)

    Smooth, rich with a mild astringency. A touch of sugar and cream mellowed out the very mild bitterness to the perfect morning wake me up.

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lakisha Cabatu (verified owner)

    Robust, malty with a dry lip smacking finish! An excellent morning blend! I drink it with sweetener and milk. I use coconut milk not dairy milk and my friends who have tried it this way say its nearly as good.

  17. Rated 4 out of 5

    Jackie Provins (verified owner)

    This is good and strong to get you thru the morning! It brews up fast and dark and has your typical black tea aroma. It offers a pepperykick at the beginning of the sip and a semismooth finish!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lyndsay Bedell (verified owner)

    A nice, calming way to start the day. Irish breakfast is great with a little milk and sugar and steeped for 34 minutes. It doesnt have as much of a kick as an earl grey, but still one of my favorites.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charissa Stouer (verified owner)

    This is the smoothest, richest Irish Breakfast tea I ve ever tasted. Im used to straight Assam tea for Irish Breakfast, so this tea seems more like an English breakfast blend of teas to me. Either way, I could not be more pleased. Thoroughly enjoyed and already purchased more.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caryl Frattini (verified owner)

    I love this tea. It has a good bit of caffeine to help wake you up in the morning, but not too much so you feel zingy. It has a great flavor.strong tea, but not bitter.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Russell Trillo (verified owner)

    I find myself more often than not reaching for a plain black tea so naturally I love the breakfast tea blends. Irish breakfast is perfect in my opinion. It is bold, malty, yet not too heavy. I will definitely be ordering this one again.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophia Keady (verified owner)

    Normally, I stay away from plain black teas. but this tea IS a great one for starting off the morning or pairing with a meal whose flavors might otherwise overpower some of the multiflavor teas

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alla Kolodziej (verified owner)

    This tea will definitely replace my morning coffee. Its strong, but I can drink it without sugar and it provides just the right amount of wake up that I need in the morning.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verona Antosh (verified owner)

    A great, strong flavor that pairs well with milk and sugar. This is currently my favorite leaf, and I keep 3 ounces stashed in my desk at work, and usually have at least 3 cups a day.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sherilyn Weder (verified owner)

    This really is a great, stout, morning tea; but I do find it easy to oversteep. There isnt much give between nice and bitter in the steep time.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Roselia Engroff (verified owner)

    Very solid black tea, no bitterness, its a staple in our tea collection. I love it with honey and lemon, or with milk, or by itself. its very versatile

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trina Vasiliou (verified owner)

    This is the most solid Irish Breakfast I have ever steeped. Strong and flavorful. Powerful enough that I have forgone coffee for this tea over the last week. Very addicting!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dell Fitchette (verified owner)

    I drink a liter of this most mornings. I like strong teas with milk and sugar first thing so this really hits the spot and get me going. LOVE IT!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delaine Rainbolt (verified owner)

    This is my introduction to breakfast teas, as Im still somewhat new to the world of black teas besides crappy iced sweet unsweet tea. CuppaTeas Irish Breakfast was smooth, malty, and delicious! I think it might be better with a little sugar and possibly some milk cream, but Im new to that also and try to drink my teas without any sugar.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amee Mecannic (verified owner)

    Very balanced and mild, not a lot of notes. I like it, but I think I might need to start brewing it longer than four minutes to really get that good breakfast tea kick.

  31. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shella Vandaele (verified owner)

    A deep, thick brew that can almost stand in for coffee. Bright and slightly tangy, this cup will start your day off right. Excellent and creamy with a bit of milk.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Regenia Bartosz (verified owner)

    Absolutely phenomenal blend. Tastes far better and fresher than any other Irish Breakfast Ive had! I like using a stevia liquid to sweeten it. The blend is smooth and robust!

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pam Doswell (verified owner)

    This is my favorite morning tea. I also like it for an afternoon pick up. My sisterinlaw is British and she loved this tea on her recent visit.

  34. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pamelia Lucci (verified owner)

    This has become our household goto tea. Smooth but with a decent punch, its a good starter in the morning as well as a welcome cup in the afternoon with some milk.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbra Gutermuth (verified owner)

    A great breakfast tea, lives up to its name! Much better than store bought brands! Im now addicted to loose leaf teas.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Soraya Breard (verified owner)

    I love this basic tea for everyday mornings. I drink it black; I believe it allows me to truly experience the flavors that way.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Trudy Schute (verified owner)

    Taste just like the tea had during my stay in Ireland. It is strong and goes great with jam and toast. Makes me miss the chilly, foggy morning on the patio..

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sallie Wildeman (verified owner)

    Delicious. I was looking for a tea that I could drink to replace my morning coffee some days and I think this is it. Ill probably sip on this all day long.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Portia Angelo (verified owner)

    Certainly, my favorite goto tea that Ive tried so far. Plenty bold and full of flavor. Holds up well to cream and or sugar. As a coffee drinker, I prefer it black and strong.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delphia Besa (verified owner)

    Excellent version of Irish breakfast: strong & malty, this is a prime exemplar of a good morning choice. With a splash of cream and pinch of sugar, this is a gotto that I want to always have on hand.

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    Corinne Abrew (verified owner)

    Solid tea for the price. A good daily drinker that wont break the bank. As the name implies, it has a good amount of caffeine pick me up, and the flavor goes well with breakfast food.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brittanie Romriell (verified owner)

    This blend is now pretty essential to my morning. I used to drink black coffee every day with breakfast. Now its almost always Irish Breakfast or another looseleaf tea from here. If you are where I was with drinking the grocery store dust bags, try this and never look back.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ardith Kitten (verified owner)

    This is the best Irish Breakfast tea! It is very smooth and full of flavor. I enjoy it with a wee bit of cream. Drinking this tea is how I start my day. Very good flavor.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eunice Zarkin (verified owner)

    This is a good tea. It is the type of tea that would be good for someone who normally drinks coffee. I prefer herbals and fruity teas, but I am happy I tried this one.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Racquel Garst (verified owner)

    YUM. One of my fave black teas. Perfect with milk and sugar, taken with scones, biscuits, or even just a thick cut of toasted bread.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ada Dewhurst (verified owner)

    Perfect black breakfast tea. Not particularly amazing, but solid and consistent flavor after two steeps. Honestly felt prepared for the day after two cups

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angelic Goldyn (verified owner)

    Classic Irish Breakfast tea cant get much better than that. A comforting cup in the morning. Creamy, malty. it is unique. And I can really leave this steeping for like 10 minutes, and its not bitter at all.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brittani Dobosz (verified owner)

    I love this tea. Its definite wake you up tea with its strong flavors and color. Very nice scent and not very bitter to my palette. I like black teas that are bold and flavorful.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verlene Owczarzak (verified owner)

    Another must have as your guest will enjoy this anytime! I serve this tea in the morning with a light breakfast and is a winner every time. My daughter enjoys this tea with honey or cinnamon sticks.

  50. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rosena Exantus (verified owner)

    My favorite! I really like this tea with a bit of sugar and whole milk. I drink this just about every day and I dont tire of it.

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eboni Harten (verified owner)

    Irish Breakfast tends to be my favorite, goto type of tea. This loose leaf blend is especially good, and I think Ive ruined myself to ever drinking tea from a tea bag again.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lana Berks (verified owner)

    Definitely a great way to wake up. Ive been replacing my morning coffee with this and Ive yet to have a caffeine withdrawal headache knock on wood.. Tastes just like youd imagine, but slightly better.

  53. Rated 4 out of 5

    Cassondra Haus (verified owner)

    I tried this as a morning wake up cup of tea and was delighted to find it robust but without bitter tannins. It has rich, full flavor.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Latrisha Giancaspro (verified owner)

    The best Irish breakfast blend than any other Ive tried. You can smell the freshness as soon as you open the bag. Smooth, sweet taste and brews to a golden color.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Numbers Alderete (verified owner)

    This is another one of my morning favorites; it is always a good morning boost. Sometimes I have to work out in the field at my job and it gets pretty cold and theyre early mornings. This tea is always my goto for days like that.

  56. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rosann Earls (verified owner)

    This tea supernovad my mind. Its really smooth and, wow, is it tasty! Not just a breakfast tea. Its so good Im going to have to keep this on hand at all times.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Estefana Hoogland (verified owner)

    The perfect everyday tea. I take it with just a few drops of milk and a tiny dash of something sweet and its done a wonderful job of replacing my daily coffee.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cherri Earll (verified owner)

    Irish Breakfast is a bold, robust cup to start your day. Its smooth but complexly flavored and has a rich red color to match. It handles milk well but doesnt need itits delicious in any form!

  59. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tisha Winborn (verified owner)

    Wonderful tea, great in the morning but is good anytime! Love this tea, nicely balanced, one of my favorite go to teas!

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Camila Whisenant (verified owner)

    This can be a strong cup of tea to drink alone; pairing with milk can moderate the cup. Adding sugar will bring out the malty character of the tea.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz Klimaszewski (verified owner)

    This is my tea of choice for serving to guests who request tea. Always a favorite. Quite smooth for a strong black tea, with a rich, round, malty fruity wholeness to it.

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Naida Littlewood (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this tea. I wanted to try the Irish blend after I recently became hooked on Earl Grey. I feel like the Irish is creamer than my usual drink of choice, perfect wakes me up even for second breakfast.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michaela Thoen (verified owner)

    Tasted this tea while I was visiting Ireland, now I cant get enough of it. Add some milk and sugar to it and enjoy every sip. I like to drink it in the morning because of its strong taste. Enjoy!

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vannesa Greenbush (verified owner)

    Well like it says, drink it while having you breakfast. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then this top quality English Breakfast Tea is one of the most important drinks of the day!

  65. Rated 4 out of 5

    Teisha Gasca (verified owner)

    I tried this tea while I was visiting England, must admit one of the best teas I ever had. Now I order my English Tea form CuppaTea, I believe they have the best quality teas on the market.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    Francisco Jimerez (verified owner)

    I usually drink it the morning, it really helps me get out of bed. Very nice flavor, like adding some milk to it and pretending to be an English Lord. Great quality!

  67. Rated 4 out of 5

    Brittaney Argrave (verified owner)

    Drink this tea all the time, I think Im little addicted to it. Not very strong flavor, witch suits me well. Recommendations for this one, trust me you wont make a mistake.

  68. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole Delena (verified owner)

    Add some milk and biscuit on the side and you my friend will get the best possible brunch of the day! Good work CuppaTea, I fell in love with this one!

  69. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucilla Balis (verified owner)

    CuppaTea proves once more why they are the best! All I can say is beautiful tea, excellent aroma and flavor. I am very satisfied, keep up the good work!

  70. Rated 5 out of 5

    Juana Manning (verified owner)

    First class quality English Breakfast Tea, my wife is from England and just loves this tea. We will sure order more and try other of your products.

  71. Rated 4 out of 5

    Hanh Stoler (verified owner)

    Excellent package, it really preserves the flavor! Big fan of English teas, and this one I believe is one of the best I ever tried. Just great taste!

  72. Rated 5 out of 5

    Debora Mcferrin (verified owner)

    Fast delivery, great quality and all for good price! What more could you wish for? To all of you tea lovers, this is the wright place for you, tried three different products and I am very satisfied.

  73. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adelia Trnong (verified owner)

    I will definitely order more of this English Breakfast Tea, one of your best products in my opinion. I loved the taste, and when I add some milk to it, makes it the best drink of the day!

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