Profile : Organic Irish Breakfast
Loose - Organic - English Favourites Tea
March 12, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A
stout and robust blend of February Tanzanian and June 2nd flush Assam.
Superb colour and full bodied. Excellent all day tea – not just
Ingredients: Black tea* *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems
INGREDIENTS FROM: Nandi Highlands / Assam
REGION(S): Kenya / India
SHIPPING PORT(S): Mombasa / Calcutta
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 7500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Golden with highlights of sunset orange
for a good strong cuppa? Look no further than Irish Breakfast. The
Irish drink more tea per capita than anyone else in the world. This
translates into roughly 6 cups a day, or a little over 7 lbs of tea,
each year per Irishman. Suffice it to say, they like their tea. And as
we hinted at, they like it strong. James Joyce, in his masterpiece
Ulysses wrote the following passage, a dialogue between two characters
that pretty much sums up the Irish take on the noble beverage.
But, I say, Mulligan, you do make strong tea, don't you?
Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice:
When I makes tea I makes tea.
it's the cold damp weather, who knows, but as Joyce illustrates, the
Irish know what to do with a teapot. The traditional Irish brew relies
heavily on full-bodied, very malty teas from Assam in North Eastern
India. The tea is brewed nice and hot and almost always blended with a
little milk and sugar. Highly flavorful, warming and eye opening, it is
not uncommon for the Irish to consume 2 or 3 cups before leaving the
house in the morning. The infusion is thick, rich and frequently
compared to that of Irish Stout, which if you're familiar with, is one
of the thickest, darkest beers on the market.
We're pleased to
offer this fantastic Organic version of the pride of Ireland. A heady
blend of some of the world's finest organic black teas, the cup is malty
and profound, tending bright malt. Organic Irish Breakfast makes the
perfect companion to an Irish breakfast fry-up, or quiet moment reading
some Joyce. The next time you decide to really "makes tea", this is the
one to makes!