Review: Barry’s Gold Blend

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Thumbs up!"Brews up a beautiful golden color with a warming aroma... one of my black tea standards. Be careful not to overbrew, as it can become bitter."
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barrys-gold-blend.jpgI have to admit, probably 85-90% of my tea is consumed on the go, throwing a bag in a thermos and hoping that it will have time to steep before I set off again is a normal routine for me. I like to keep a supply of good basic black bagged teas on hand for this cause. Barry's Gold blend is that good basic black blend of teas that I find myself craving. I first stumbled upon this tea while browsing in an Irish themed shop in Pittsburgh and was elated recently when I discovered a local organic supermarket had picked up the line.

This blend of "the finest quality teas from the high mountain slopes of Kenya and the Assam Valley of India" does not look or smell like anything spectacular in the bag but brewed it produces a beautiful golden color and warming aroma. I take this tea with a little soy milk and occasionally a little honey to sweeten the taste. I think of this blend as being perfectly suited to a meal, particularly a very savory meal, it has the refreshing taste of a good breakfast blend and enough caffeine to get you up and going, but I personally find myself turning to it more in the late afternoon or evening. It is definitely not a desert tea, although lingering with a cup of this tea for hours after a meal is very appealing. I would warn of over-steeping as it could become bitter quickly.

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4 Responses to “Review: Barry’s Gold Blend”

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  2. Nina Says:

    I agree with Rebekah, this is a great tea. I’ve been drinking Barry’s tea since I was a child growing up in Cork and still love it today. “Let’s have a cuppa tea” is the first thing we say when we are not feeling well or have a problem. Don’t steep for too long and add a drop of milk and you’re good to go. Slainte!

    My Rating: 10/10

  3. Brad Says:

    This is a good staple black tea for me. I would highly reccomend getting some McVitties Digestives (these are tea cookies from England, my local international grocer has them) to make a brilliant pairing with this tea. I havent found any tea-biscuit combination more enjoyable than this.

    My Rating: 9/10

  4. Sarah Says:

    My favourite tea. Have a cup most nights and a cup once I get in in the evening. I like mine steeped for 2-4 minutes and then with a good blob of milk, no sugar. As someone said above McVitties Digestives are the way to go with this tea. I’m Irish and the first thing we do when something happens be it watch TV or someone dies…”buzz up the kettle and make a cuppa”

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