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Last Updated: Mar. 14, 2014 

About Irish Breakfast

Loose-leaf black tea with mostly black and dark-brown colors, a few greenish-olive leavesLoose-Leaf Organic Irish Breakfast Black Tea from Wegmans, Photo © Alex Zorach, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Irish Breakfast is a style of breakfast black tea. The term "Irish Breakfast" is used primarily outside of Ireland; in Ireland this style is referred to just as "tea".

Like other breakfast teas, it is often a blend, and is defined more by its character than by the particular styles and regions of origin of tea used to produce the blend. However, Irish Breakfast tends to include Assam black tea in greater proportions, giving the blend a stronger flavor, and a rich, malty character. Some Irish breakfasts are made only out of Assam. Mechanically processed CTC (Crush-Tear-Curl) teas are commonly used in this blend, as they infuse quickly and result in a bold flavor.

Irish Breakfast is similar to English Breakfast, but tends to be significantly stronger tasting. The tea is widely described with the Irish saying that tea should be "strong enough for a mouse to trot on".[1] Irish Breakfast is also similar to Ostfriesen tea, a strong black tea blend originating in Germany, which also usually features Assam tea prominently.

References:

1. Amy Hackney Blackwell, Ryan Hackney, The Everything Irish History & Heritage Book, Everything Books, 2004.

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Irish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Blend
Feb. 7th, 2018

Adagio's Irish Breakfast is a well-priced aromatic blend that goes best with a bit of milk. I disagree with the company's "malty" descriptor. The dry leaf has a twangy jammy aroma that is very pleasant. An overall solid daily tea.

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79 / 100
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Irish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Blend
Jan. 11th, 2018

This tea has a very nice blend of maltiness and citrus at an extremely good value!

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63 / 100
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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: ?????
Jul. 28th, 2017

Been drinking this for 20-something years. Even back in my coffee drinking days, this is what was thrown in the food sack when we'd go out backpacking and climbing. Brewed with mountain stream water over a butane cooker on a cold mountain morning, this tea did the trick. It's strong with a good flavor. One of it's mai...

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85 / 100
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Irish Breakfast from Adagio Teas

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: Blend
Jul. 23rd, 2017

This is truly a seamless blend, as Adagio calls it, of their Ceylon Sonata and Assam Melody teas. It stands up well to milk and sugar, but doesn't *need* it as some Irish Breakfast teas do.

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75 / 100
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Irish Breakfast from Twinings

Style: Irish Breakfast – Region: ?????
Jun. 11th, 2017

This tea is rather robust. It's not bitter per say, but definetly can use some milk or cream to top it all off. With out milk, this tea is rather rough and strong. Overall though, this tea is very well crafted and goes well with a blanket on a cold rainy day. Being rather caffeinated, I usually have this tea on days wh...

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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Twinings
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
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22 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
71
7 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Trader Joe's
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Assam, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
2
4 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Bewley's Coffee and Tea Company
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
60
4 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast Black Tea

Brand:Boston Tea Company
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
61
3 Ratings

Top-Rated Irish Breakfast

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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
71
7 Ratings
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Original Blend (Green Label)

Brand:Barry's Tea
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
71
3 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast Black Tea

Brand:Boston Tea Company
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
61
3 Ratings
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Irish Breakfast

Brand:Bewley's Coffee and Tea Company
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
60
4 Ratings
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Organic Irish Breakfast Black Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Irish Breakfast
Region:India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
50
3 Ratings

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