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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t.k.
Rich and Robust Wake Up

With a deep rich flavour this tea stands up to the addition of milk. A delightful cup to wake up with in the morning.

P
P.K.
A step up from English Breakfast

With black tea being one of my favorites, I have tried several different varieties. For me, English Breakfast tea is a good tea, but on the milder side in terms of strength and flavor. I prefer a stronger tea, and I found that in this Irish Breakfast tea. This is not a flavored tea. It is has a fuller body of flavor, and is another one of my "go-to" teas. If you like black tea, I highly recommend you try this one.

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!