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The Harneys have been out of Ireland for sometime, so our Irish Breakfast is an older version. This tea recalls a time when the teas came from Assam, not Africa; and were small broken leaves, not CTC pellets. So this is a simple tea that can handle milk and sugar well.
Dry Leaves Dark brown leaves.
Liquor A medium-dark brown liquor.
Aroma This has some of the malty aromas found in other Assams. However, since it is a smaller tea and there are no tips, the aromas seem to be muted.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This has very good body. It is usually drunk with milk. Of course the Irish would have it no other way.
Flavors This is usually drunk with milk and sugar, so the flavors harmonize well with them. There are subtle notes of roast malt.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Irish Breakfast

100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends. This is a good way to start your morning, and like cereal, it takes milk and sugar well. In contrast to other vendors, ours is a little more refined. Our 20ct box of Irish Breakfast tea is Kosher, and is caffeinated. *Irish Breakfast in the 50ct box has been discontinued. As an alternative, please try our Premium Irish Breakfast Tea Bags (20ct box) or Organic Assam Wrapped Sachets (20ct box).

100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends, this is a good way to start your morning. Like cereal, it takes milk and sugar well. In contrast to other vendors, ours is a little more refined.
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Irish Breakfast - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-045
$2.00
Irish Breakfast - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44007
$6.25
Irish Breakfast - loose 8 oz tin
SKU: 48011
$11.50
Irish Breakfast - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41646
$19.00
Premium Irish Breakfast - 20 tea bag box
SKU: 30097
$6.00

Quick Overview

100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends, this is a good way to start your morning. Like cereal, it takes milk and sugar well. In contrast to other vendors, ours is a little more refined.

Customer Reviews

Brian

7/25/15

A wonderful breakfast tea
Average Review:

This is my first choice for a breakfast tea, and God knows I've tried many: full-bodied, lovely deep flavor, not as astringent as Scottish Morn, takes to milk and sugar beautifully. Life would be barely worth living without a pot of this each morning!

JLG

6/30/15

Very nice!
Average Review:

This is one of the nicest Irish breakfast teas I've found. Full bodied, dark, great either straight or with cream. It's the Guinness of Irish breakfast teas.

Eric

5/6/15

Tea, the way tea is meant to be.
Average Review:

Harney’s Irish Breakfast Tea is a fine black tea. It’s not too strong. It’s not too weak. It’s not too floral, but has plenty of flavor. The color is good, not muddy looking. You can drink it with milk and sugar, or you can drink it plain, like me. Steeped for 5 minutes with boiling water, you can’t go wrong. Drink this tea for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Harney’s Irish Breakfast Tea is the perfect tea for any time of day. If you’re looking for an all around black tea, for everything from daily drinking, serving company, or even making iced tea, look no further. Harney’s Irish Breakfast Tea is tea the way tea is meant to be.

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