Review — Organic Irish Breakfast by The English Tea Store

Name: Organic Irish Breakfast Brand: English Tea Store Type: Black tea Form: Loose leaf Review: The English Tea Store's Organic Irish Breakfast tea is pretty much what I expected: Super strong, robust, not very complex, but possessing the ability to wake a person up and clear their palate of any lingering breakfast flavors. It is …

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Review — Harney & Sons Irish Breakfast Teabags

Name: Irish Breakfast Brand: Harney & Sons Type: Black tea, Assam blend Form: Paper tea bags Review: I’m not much for tea bags, and even less enthused about paper tea bags and the teas that they contain. While paper tea bag tea isn’t necessarily bad, it is typically one-dimensional. The fine particles of tea may …

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Tea — It’s What’s for Breakfast

Tea is a splendid idea any time of day - morning, noon or night, before, with or after a meal. So why is it that we have something called a “Breakfast Tea” and what does it have to do with Breakfast? The blend itself, which is comprised of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan tea, and is …

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Tea from Mauritius

My step-mother has led quite an interesting life, including several years of living in Mauritius, a small island off the east coast of Africa. Her tales of Mauritius are so far from the simple life she now leads with my father, like the state dinners she attended, with servants in livery standing behind the chairs …

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Irish Breakfast Tea and “The Midwich Cuckoos”

“The Midwich Cuckoos” by John Wyndham is a 1957 classic. It's a little tricky to get hold of, but well worth the effort. It's one of my personal favorites, written at a time when science fiction writers were coming into their own. I once found Irish Breakfast tea to be a little tricky to get …

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Review — Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea Review

Name: Irish Breakfast Tea Type: Twinings Form: Paper bagged tea Review: I confess to being somewhat surprised as to how much I enjoyed this tea:  I was expecting Twinings Irish Breakfast Tea to be strong, brisk, dark and otherwise unremarkable. It is true that this is a "commercial", paper-bagged tea that can be found in …

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