Irish Breakfast

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4 ratings
Picture of Irish Breakfast
Brand:Trader Joe's
Style:Irish Breakfast
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Assam, India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Irish Breakfast

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 27, 2018

Commercial Description

Trader Joe's Irish Breakfast Tea was created to be bold enough to hold its own with such a big breakfast. In the cup, it's full-bodied, earthy and mellow, with or without milk — milk being a customary addition for the Irish.

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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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This is a moderately tasty, smooth, full tea--especially for a store brand; but then again, Trader Joe's has surprised me in a pleasant way with most of their selections. It's one of the few black teas I've tried where the taste is a lot fuller than the aroma.

Not quite a match for a real Irish tea such as Connemara's Kitchen (which this site doesn't have yet...and which I have requested it list), TJ's Irish is still easy on the tongue--not that strong, but still robust enough not to bore me. I do recommend going long on the brew, even if you usually don't darken your tea much, to optimize the flavor.

This probably would make a good iced tea, but I haven't tried it as such yet.

[EDIT 2017-09-14]: Connemara Kitchen Irish Breakfast has been added to the site, and I have reviewed it. Thanks Alex!
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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Trader Joe's Original Irish Breakfast is a smooth and dark tea with a welcoming and appealing aroma. The longer the tea steeps the more bitter it becomes but at the suggested time of 3 to 5 minutes you will find a wonderful cup of tea that pleases. I typically drink this at work, two to three cups each day, as a regular and inexpensive tea that not only helps wake me up but gets me through the day.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I absolutely love this tea!!! It has a bold strong flavor, great aroma, and is totally addicting.....The morning that I skip it for whatever reason is not a right start of the day.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
(10 reviews) on

TJ's version of Irish Breakfast tastes like primarily Kenyan OP with a bit of Assam added for depth and body. There is not much of the malty character I look for in an Irish Breakfast tea. I have some loose leaf single estate Kenyan OP's which taste and smell very similar and make great iced tea. I think iced tea is where the TJ's will be best used.
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