What is Irish breakfast tea?
Well there is no standard formula , however, most Irish tea blends share common traits that makes them different from British tea blends. Traditionally the base of the Irish tea blend has always been a strong black Assam tea from India which is well known for its dark colour, strong flavour and slightly malty aroma. The Assam teas are usually blended with one other tea, basically a softer tea which brings out the different flavours and helps support the Assam tea. These secondary teas are usually sourced from Kenya, and a popular choice is Kenyan Broken Pekoe.
The amazing taste of Irish tea
The percentage of Assam tea to the ancillary leaves is what gives the Irish breakfast tea its amazing flavour. Irish tea is traditionally a strong cup of tea which comes from the processing of the leaves . Irish breakfast tea is usually made with leaves that have been broken and then lightly crushed . This is the process which permits the tea to steep faster and so release more flavour than an unbroken leaf.
When is it best to drink Irish tea ?
Well the Irish drink tea almost more than any other nation, on average around 5 to 6 cups a day per person. Basically Irish tea is great for Breakfast, and during the afternoon , and well herbal teas are best close to bed time !
so Go On enjoy a cup of the worlds most loved tea blend , and what the Irish love even more than Guinness!