Original Blend (Green Label)

36
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3 ratings
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Brand:Barry's Tea
Style:Irish Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Original Blend (Green Label)

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 6, 2018

Commercial Description

Our lightest and most refreshing signature blend is known for its brisk and lively taste. We select our Original blend from the Assam valley of India and the gardens of Rwanda and Kenya but it's the bright freshness of the African leaves that make this tea so refreshing...

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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This was a humble flat paper tea bag that surprised me with its quality. It was very different from the Gold Blend (the one with the red label) from this same company.

Brews a very rich, dark cup that is thick and full-flavored. The aroma is strongly malty, and upon drinking the whole cup there's a hint of wintergreen in there. This reminds me of some Kenyan teas. The finish is only lightly astringent, I'm surprised that this tea isn't harsh or overly tannic. The only thing I dislike about it is that there's a kind of off aroma, like a fishy quality, that I found mildly unpleasant.

I liked brewing about a minute and a half, one tea bag per cup. If you want it really strong, you could probably go longer, this one did not become intolerably astringent or bitter the way some strong tea bags do.

One of my friends loves drinking this tea with milk, and I could imagine it might take milk well, but I enjoyed it plain, unsweetened. I'm not sure if I would prefer this or the Gold Blend, they were very different, I thought this one more interesting, but it also had more off qualities; the Gold Blend was decent and more unobtrusive.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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For me this is much less interesting than Barry's Gold Blend. Perhaps because I drink my tea clear, I find this more astringent version to less palatable. The malt is there, but also a bitterness I don't really enjoy.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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smells like heaven. i have tried my share of Irish Breakfasts, it's one of my favorite kinds of tea. this is up there with the best. it's hard to stop at one cup, even on days when i've sworn to myself to tone down the caffiene! more than satisfies the craving i often have for a nice, solid cup of tea.
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