Boston Tea Company Irish Breakfast

Country of Origin: India and Sri Lanka
Leaf Appearance: small, very dark
Ingredients: Assam and Ceylon Tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: bright reddish brown

Being a blend of Assam and Ceylon, this tea offered the best of both worlds. It was malty and robust with notes of citrus and a sweet, nutty finish. There was quite a bit of astringency but not so much so as to make it unpleasant. I always take my tea straight but this tea would definitely stand up well to milk and sugar. It would also be nice with a little squeeze of lemon (or maybe even orange). I’ve tasted the English Breakfast from Boston Tea Company and the Irish version is a slightly brisker cup. I brewed up some iced tea with this blend and it was spot on. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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