Irish Breakfast

Black Tea

You'll notice this tea is shaped into little balls. That is CTC style tea, and it's meant to produce a strong bold cup - which is the preferred style of Ireland. The result is a cup that is so full bodied and thick you feel like you can chew it. Milk does a cup of Irish Breakfast good!

Using the Cut-Torn-Curl method of production, this tea emphasizes the heavy malt flavor typical of Kenyan black tea.

About This Tea

Ingredients

Black Tea

Taste

Full bodied, strong and malty

Infusion

Bright cup with coppery highlights

Caffeine Level

Medium-High

Country of Origin

India, Kenya

Brewing Guide

Because of it's strength, these tea pairs well with milk. Sweeten with sugar or honey to taste.

Water

8oz

Temperature

212°

Leaves

1 tsp

Time

3-5 mins

Customer Reviews

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J
J.B.
The One

Nothing beats classic Irish Breakfast for high octane flavor and a caffeine kick. This is the authentic Irish tea, the Cut-tear- curl type that releases maximum power and richness. If your Irish Breakfast loose tea looks like the usual tea leaves it’s faux crap.
Hard to find this. Thank you Whistling Kettle for offering a high quality tea that can’t be duplicated!

D
D.D.C.
My wife loves this tea

Whistling Kettle is my go-to for this tea. Always reliably good, fast shipping, and pleasant to deal with.

M
M.W.D.
This tea is worth waiting for!

I am a New Englander and learned to drink Irish Breakfast from my grandmother, but when I moved to south central Minnesota about a decade ago, I couldn't find good loose tea anywhere! On a trip back east, a friend introduced me to the Whistling Kettle. I was hooked! I mail-order Irish Breakfast and it is a wonderful malty blend with fabulous taste and a beautiful amber color. With honey and milk, it's how I begin my day each morning!

C
C.
The Perfect Way to Start Your Day

I love a tea with a strong flavor, and this never disappoints! It's my "need to wake up and get to work" tea as well as my "ah, it's the weekend and time to relax with a cuppa while I watch the birds" tea. I moved far from the Capital Region but have never found another tea nor another tea seller that can come anywhere near the Whistling Kettle's Irish Breakfast.

E
E.
I’ll be ordering this again!

I’m a big fan of Irish Breakfast Tea, so I was very pleased to receive this as my free Mystery Sample in my recent order. It’s a lovely, hearty cup; the leaves look like the CTC process and that always makes for a quick steep with deep flavor. I used two teaspoons to a 12-ounce mug, a bit of sugar and milk, and enjoyed a wonderful morning eye-opener--strong and hearty, but not bitter or harsh. This is definitely one to re-order in a larger quantity.