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type: black

origin: sri lanka

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Our Irish Breakfast combines hearty black teas from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Assam (India) to get your morning off to a bright start. As its name implies, Irish Breakfast black tea blend is an ideal accompaniment to a morning meal. It seamlessly blends the citrusy notes of a high-grown Ceylon with the malty underscore of a pungent Assam. Spicy and jammy aroma on the leaf, malty and deep flavor with a brisk and 'buzzy' mouthfeel. Rounded sweetness in the finish. May be enjoyed plain or with a drop of milk. Irish Breakfast is one of Adagio's most popular teas. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • CY

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      This is a great go-to black to for us. I don't think it's easy to over-steep this tea if we leave it in for several minutes. It's strong and goes well with any added ingredients or just by itself.

    • 

      Almost as good as their Scottish breakfast. This one is so strong it can brew bitter if you’re not careful.

    • TB

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      Really nice malty black tea.

    • 

      My mom loves this tea. She’s probably a little biased though as she was raised in County Cork

    • 

      love a strong black tea, and this one fits the bill, ty adagio!

    • 

      legit one of the best black teas ive had cant go back to tea bags

    • 

      Caffeinated like whoa! This is perfect for coffee lovers because it's so wildly strong.

    • 

      A wonderful hearty Irish Breakfast tea. Good with milk and sugar. Smooth

    • 

      Smooth and rich and delicious. Great cup with milk and sugar or all by itself.

    • 

      It tastes like irish breakfast. I don't think it tastes particularly different than any other irish breakfast tea, but it seems like it is good quality. I drunk it with milk and sugar.

    • 

      It may just be because I'm Irish, but this is best breakfast tea. I enjoy it both plain and with blasphemous amounts of milk and sugar. Got 2 good steeps out of it.

    • 

      Got this in the black tea sampler. It was one of my less-enjoyed in the box.

    • 

      I personally disliked this. Too much of an astringent aftertaste for me. Maybe I need to play around with steeping temps though?

    • 

      my go-to black tea. it's strong and smooth and just the perfect thing in the morning!

    • 

      think this is a great standard breakfast tea. It is nice and strong without being overwhelming.

    • 

      This was an ok cut of tea. Very regular without any fanfare. Great if you are looking for a basic black tea.

    • 

      Very strong tea. Strong flavor without overwhelming.

    • AW

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      You'll enjoy this if you enjoy stout/malty teas! I found it was not for me, personally.

    • 

      A good, stout cuppa - true to its name! A great morning tea with cream and sugar!

    • 

      Love Irish breakfast, a hearty black tea, and will wake you up in the morning!

    • 

      Strong, warm and just malty enough! I'm definitely a big fan and love to mix a little bit of vanilla black+a sprinkle of lapsang souchong and some cinnamon to make a personalize christmas-in-a-cup. ♥

    • MJ

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      Strong tea. Had a nice bitter taste. Good go-between when compared to english and scottish breakfast tea! Has a nice combo of the mineral taste that comes with english and the bitterness that comes with scottish.

    • 

      My favorite brand of such a classic and wonderful tea!

    • 

      Irish Breakfast is my all time favorite tea and I will definitely be reordering this one again!

    • KF

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      My favorite Irish breakfast tea, but be careful, don't steep it too long or it gets bitter. I always add milk when I have it with breakfast.

    • KZ

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      A bold and hearty classic. Nothing too fancy, but very satisfying.

    • DF

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      A terrific morning tea. A sturdy, full bodied tea.

    • 

      This is easily one of my favorite irish breakfast teas - simple and fits the profile exactly

    • 

      I've tried a lot of black teas, but I keep coming back to the Adagio Irish Breakfast tea. It's perfect in every way. I love the malty notes in it (which I wouldn't have been able to describe on my own without reading the description and thinking "Right! Malty is the word I'm looking for!")

    • LB

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      I may have consumed a pot of Irish Breakfast tea the first morning after it came in. And I may have made more later. (Note I am being sarcastic I definitely consumed half the sample-sized bag in a day. I added honey but I totally could have added a touch of citrus as well.

    • 

      This is my go-to morning tea. It's a staple in the AM

    • 

      The first thing I thought of when I smelled this was that it smelled like a barn, and I totally mean that in a good way. There's an earthy aroma of hay and warmth. It's just the only way I can describe it. It tastes wonderful as well, earthy and malty. Just a little sugar and it's a perfect start to the day. I also put a batch in the fridge overnight to try it iced. It wasn't bad, though I prefer it hot as I think it loses some of those nice flavor notes.

    • 

      My favorite black tea to start the morning with. Dry leaf has a nice "jammy" scent (makes me think of strawberry jam on toast), and goes best, in my opinion, with a slash of milk and sugar. 5 minutes at 205 degrees is my usual brew routine.

    • 

      Just delightful. A nice full taste, very rich, not too heavy on the tannins.

    • 

      I really nice, bold cup of tea. I love it with honey and milk. great for making blends