If you order tea in an Irish cafe chances are you’ll get a brew that will blow your socks off.
Since tea was introduced to Ireland in the 18th century the culture has tended towards stronger and stronger blends. This may be due to the often wet and chilly Irish climate, which lends itself to strong, hearty, steaming hot cups of tea. Irish tea is now recognised as the strongest of the strong.
To get a cuppa this robust we source second flush full bodied astringent teas from Assam and blend with an early Kenyan harvest to add floral notes and complexity. This is then processed into small pieces (CTC) that allow the full flavour, colour and astringency to let loose into your pot.
Unsurprisingly, from a nation with a thriving dairy industry, Irish tea is most commonly drunk with milk. We think this pairs perfectly with this powerful and robust tea.
Adrian drinks his with a healthy glug of milk. Adam prefers his black with 2 sugars.
Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Nandi Highlands, Kenya & Assam, India.
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours, Ethical Tea Partnership.
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 3-7 min