Review: Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea


Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: 4 minutes
Served: Nothing added

A good strong tea can really hit the spot on dark and gloomy mornings such as this one.  Everything is damp, the rain is coming down and all I want is a hot cuppa. On mornings like this I always find myself reaching for teas like Twinings Irish Breakfast.  This is a strong, robust tea with a good kick of caffeine.  It is most often prepared with a spot of milk and maybe something sweet.  That isn’t really my style however, so I don’t add anything to mine and for me, that is just right.  As I have said before everyone’s taste for tea is different and you should play around with different additions (or not) to find what you like best.  And, of course, we would love to hear about it!

Some of you may remember my Happy St. Patrick’s Day post from back in March of this year.  There I quickly reviewed this tea as well as a couple of other Irish Breakfast teas.  If you haven’t been able to tell, I really like this tea blend.  Katie and I both enjoy strong tea and the more we get to write about it the better!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Temperature: @ 212, boiling
Steeped: left the teabag in the cup
Served: with cream & sugar

I second Abby’s opinion, this is a very tasty tea! Although I find Irish breakfast to be a tad milder and sweeter than English breakfast, this tea still gives you a good boost of caffeine. I LOVE my black tea with cream & sugar and this one is perfectly suited to be prepared in this way. Also, I love that it doesn’t get too biter. This tea is perfect for your travel mug, or to take out on porch without worrying about it turning bitter and needed to find a place to toss the bag. Just leave it in the cup, I promise, it will still be tasty!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – this tea is easy to make!

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