Irish Breakfast

60
Percentile
3 ratings
Picture of Irish Breakfast
Brand:Red Rose Tea
Style:Irish Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Irish Breakfast

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 16, 2018

Commercial Description

...Tea sourced from the lush green mountains of Ceylon, the flourishing tea estates of India, and the African Rift Valley give Red Rose Irish Breakfast its signature strength. Irish Breakfast tea is a robust blend, traditionally served with milk and consumed throughout the day...

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(214 reviews) on

This tea is pretty good. It's strong, rich, and not too bitter. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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A pleasant and drinkable Irish Breakfast, true to the style: very strong. Nothing amazing, but decent quality for a tea bag at the low end of the price range. A sample from the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival.

A very strong tea, and true to the Irish Breakfast style, but I thought it was just a tad harsh. Contrast with Red Rose's English Breakfast, which I thought was too weak.

With breakfast this morning I drank Ahmad Tea's Kalami Assam, a straight Assam with a similar character to Irish Breakfast teas, and I have the spent leaves sitting next to me in a dish, and even after steeping them for 8 minutes, they still smell much richer and more aromatic than the cup of freshly brewed Red Rose Irish Breakfast tea I'm sipping now.

In this tea, there's a little malt aroma, and an aroma of sweet rice typical of some Ceylon teas, some tones of spice, like mace and black pepper. Very full-bodied, strong tasting, but beyond the point of richness, and to the point of being harsh. Finish is astringent, but not overwhelmingly so. I find I want more aroma.

Good price though. This is a lot cheaper than most mainstream bags of tea bags and I think it's better than them. A little better than some of Twinings black teas, and much cheaper, although I do prefer the Twinings Irish Breakfast to this one.
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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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A nice hearty tea with a great smell. Easy to brew for a non-Irish person and still have good tasting tea. I like this tea for my afternoon break - if my regular tea isn't available.
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