Irish Breakfast Tea

Irish Breakfast tea is a full-bodied, brisk, malty brew. It is a blend of several black teas: most often Assam teas and, less often, other types of black tea. In Ireland, it is not referred to as “Irish Breakfast tea”, but simply as “tea”. It is enjoyed throughout the day and evening. Most commonly, Irish Breakfast tea is drunk with milk, but some prefer to drink it straight or with lemon.

There are 30 reviews available for this category, for 13 different varieties.

Below you'll find extracts of all posts on Teaviews.com related to Irish Breakfast Tea. Click on any post to pull up photographs and full-text.


Amana Coffee and Tea Irish Blend

9.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Silken, earthy and smooth. The Irish Blend is not to be passed by. "
Read review »
      9.8/10

Red Leaf Tea Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea offers a nice blend of different black tea flavor characteristics and can be consumed with or without add-ins; in all, a delicious cup that is an ideal breakfast tea."
Read review »
      8.5/10

Stash Tea Kopili Estate Special Assam

8.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"...magic. This is a full blown Assam. I can already feel the northern winds in my face and see the sails unfurling."
Read review »
      8.1/10

Culinary Teas Irish Breakfast

8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It's not the best CTC or breakfast tea I've had, but it's overall a good tea for a great price."
Read review »
      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Dan Dan's review:
"A good, strong, and full-flavored Irish Breakfast tea. The bold astringency comes shining through even at a minimal steeping time. Notes of lemon are evident, and it takes very well to cream and sugar.... or Bailey's. "
Read review »
      7.1/10
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"The taste was very full bodied. It took milk well and had such a lovely natural sweetness that I only used a bit of sugar, and had several cups with no sugar. It was lightly malty with a floral background. Definitely the best Irish Breakfast blend I've ever had!"
Read review »
      10/10

Golden Moon Irish Breakfast

7.9/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"When the leaves became infused, there was a little grassy aroma, which I wasn’t expecting. The color was a rich deep copper. The taste was robust, hearty, astringent and lively. This really would be great with oatmeal, like the description says"
Read review »
      8/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"It is strong, smooth and sweet, lacking any bitterness, incredibly easy to drink."
Read review »
      9/10
Teaviews Member: Joe Joe's review:
"This is a connoisseur?s breakfast tea and worthy of the special reserve label, but unfortunately these leaves haven?t the stamina to make it to a second steeping."
Read review »
      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jennifer Jennifer's review:
"The aroma is sweet, still similar to the fragrance of hay. Upon the first sip, I experienced a sweet, mild flavor of traditional black tea, but no briskness to follow."
Read review »
      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Barbara Barbara's review:
"This tea is rich, strong, and packs a nice punch of flavor that can be described as nutty, and bold without the bitterness. This tea has a really smooth taste even though it is very strong, a sign of a high quality tea in my opinion."
Read review »
      7/10
Teaviews Member: Kendall Kendall's review:
"With milk and sugar, it was a dream. The bitterness was completely counteracted and transformed in to maybe the best cuppa I've ever had. "
Read review »
      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Tiffany Tiffany's review:
"Upon experiencing the wonderful smell of this tea, one is instantly reminded of the last calm morning they were able to experience without being rushed."
Read review »
      8/10
Teaviews Member: Babette Babette's review:
"A more delicate black tea than I would expect from a Breakfast Blend but would be perfect for someone who is looking for subtlety and wants to enjoy a morning tea without additions."
Read review »
      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A high-quality Irish breakfast with a lot to offer, though it trends a bit toward the pricey side."
Read review »
      7.5/10

Davidson’s Tea Irish Breakfast

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Strong breakfast tea. If you need something to put a skip in your step in the morning, this tea will certainly do the trick. "
Read review »
      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The primary flavor that came across was a fruity biscuit-like flavor. The maltiness from the Assam was very subdued. "
Read review »
      6.5/10

TeaGschwendner Assam Ananda

7.1/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"This is no wimpy tea, but just when you think it is heading into tannic bitterness it settles into deep and gentle sweetness, without sacrificing any of its stand up character."
Read review »
      7.1/10

JING Assam Breakfast Black Tea

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"So, what improves a hamburger sandwich and a bad attitude? Well, it appears to be Jing Assam..."
Read review »
      7/10

Tea Embassy C.S. Lewis Blend

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: MaryAnn MaryAnn's review:
"This black tea blend of estate Assam teas honors the writer C.S. Lewis."
Read review »
      7/10

Reviews: KTeas Irish Sunrise

6.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The liquor possessed a bitter foreground taste, a malty and floral middle (never thought I'd associate those two together), and a bit of a dry finish."
Read review »
      6.9/10

Merkaba Rolling Thunder

6.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"As I drank the tea, it was like an odd, spicy chai, with a long finish. Adding milk and sugar made it better. "
Read review »
      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The strong eucalyptus like flavor was very forward, with a spicy melange lingering on the tongue. The spiciness was nice, but the eucalyptus-like flavor was not a pleasant taste to me and I found it overbearing."
Read review »
      5/10
Teaviews Member: Laura Laura's review:
"This cup is what I would refer to as a chai with mild spice, but is still very well done and quite delicious."
Read review »
      7/10

Adagio Irish Breakfast

6/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"This tea is okay and it is reasonably priced, but for the taste, it is not destined to become one of my favorites. "
Read review »
      6/10
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"An excellent, everyday morning tea that stands very well on its own."
Read review »
      7/10
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"This brews far too weak a cup to be properly called Irish Breakfast... not an unpleasant drink, but certainly not a repurchase for me."
Read review »
      5/10

Stash Super Irish Breakfast

5.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"To add enough milk and sweetener to detract from the bitter and astringent tea, you end up covering the positive flavours like the maltiness and smokiness."
Read review »
      4.8/10
Teaviews Member: Patty Patty's review:
"I've heard that you can't say "yes" or "no" in Irish. That's how I feel about this tea. I wouldn't turn it down, I wouldn't go out seeking it. It's not great, but it's rather good."
Read review »
      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"This tea is certainly robust, and could never be accused of being weak. Because of the strong flavor of this tea and the ease with which the small leave pieces could be over-steeped to produce a bitter liquid, this tea is best taken with milk and sugar, and plenty of them. "
Read review »
      5.5/10

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in