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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bewley's Coffee and Tea Company Teabag Black Tea 'Irish Breakfast'

Tea Information:
Tea: Irish Breakfast
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Bewley's Coffee and Tea Company
Purchase: Here
Description: Our Irish Breakfast Tea is an invigorating blend of high-grown Assam and Darjeeling teas. Harvested in India, its strong flavour is best complemented by the addition of milk.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: hot carafe water, paper cup
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black tea, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, toasty
Flavor: thick, dark
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Post-Steep Additives: white sugar

Not the most fabulous tea, but it was very good at waking me up during the meeting I was in. I think the tea might have been a bit better had there been boiling water. A surprisingly good teabag.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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