Deep, Dark, Delightful. A traditional blend of Assam (India) and high-grown Ceylon (Sri Lanka) leaves. This hearty brew has a malty character, brisk finish and a rich color. Sure to lift the fog of a cloudy mind. Enjoy with a splash of milk for a cup that satisfies well beyond breakfast.
First place winner of the North American Tea Championship Breakfast Blend category.
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Finest Assam and Ceylon black tea leaves
Country of Origin
India and Sri Lanka
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Great Taste with Milk
July 13, 2014
I am a tea fanatic so the taste, depth, leaves are very important to me. This is one of the best with milk. I drink it British style.
All time favorite breakfast!
July 12, 2014
Not just because I am Irish...I love this tea for morning and iced all day. It is just the perfect blend of black teas in my opinion.
My favorite tea ever
March 29, 2014
This breakfast blend is the best. I have tried numerous teas from many places. Republic of Tea has a winner with this one. The leaves provide a full bodied, smooth cup that can be enjoyed throughout the day.
Love this tea!
February 26, 2014
Cape May, NJ
One of the best tasting teas I have ever had! Love it! Will buy again!
February 13, 2014
New Braunfels, TX
Soothing, smooth, colorful, fragrant, unbitter, tannin-low. I agree with one of the other reviewers: this is better than the other TROT "Breakfast" teas in my opinion. If the polite term "brisk" means "high tannin-bite", then this is not! thankfully. I hate that bitter aftertaste and it isn't here. Flavorful, easy to brew, medium body, forgiving - just good daily tea inexpensively
Great cuppa and not just for breakfast!
December 27, 2013
Cleveland Heights, OH
This tea is good by the mug or pot. Drink this with a splash of skim milk.Warm milk is best,but cold will do. Love the loose leaf teas. No sweeteners in my teas most times,but if my throat needs soothing I will add honey.
December 09, 2013
Irish Breakfast is such a simple tea, you wouldn't think there'd be a difference from one to another. But there is. This tea is the best. Rich flavor with absolutely no bitterness. I like to mix it with Earl Greyer to get an even deeper black tea flavor. It's divine.
Better Than Expected
October 29, 2013
Long Island, NY
I ordered the sample tin because I wasn't sure if I would like this tea. I found that I liked it even more than English Breakfast. It's an excellent morning tea. Next time, I will order a larger quantity.
The gold standard
January 26, 2013
As far as I'm concerned, this is the gold standard of morning tea. I'm always ordering taster tins of other things to compare, but I come back to this time and time again. It's robust yet balanced - exactly what black tea should be - and Republic of Tea offers a really good quality Irish. I could happily drink this every morning for life. I think it's a notch above the British Breakfast, for those of you trying to decide.
December 27, 2012
White Plains, NY
November 27, 2012
I adore this tea. It is just strong enough for my taste. It is always pleasing to my pallet.
I highly recommend this for those who like a black tea.
October 22, 2012
Oak Grove, MN
This company's version of one of my favorite teas - Irish Breakfast Tea - has become the ultimate for me. I have tried a number of different brands of this flavor, but Republic of Tea has perfected it to a level of goodness and beauty that makes me want to drink cup after cup. I will be restocking this tea whenever it runs out. Probably sooner rather than later.
October 19, 2012
Traverse City, MI
After reading all of the comments and being a huge fan of Irish breakfast tea I decided to try this one. I was very disappointed in it. It was almost tasteless and I steeped it for the proper amount of time, even a bit over because I like full flavored tea. I will stick to my favorite Stash Tea Super Irish Breakfast Tea instead. It is fabulous!
A yummy full flavor tool
October 13, 2012
I ran out of the regular irish bags and splurged for the full leaf this time. Couldn't be more pleased.
The flavor is incredible. It's a full mouth cuppa that I find does not need any flavorings. It is a kick, of course. Wonderful for mornings when you need to get going quickly. I'm not fond of it cold, but hot it might well be my favorite yet. Really, really good.
We agree! We love this one!
August 04, 2012
Always a favorite. Great alone. But we sometimes buy loose leaf so we can also blend with other teas. This one works very well either way.
For instance, we like the Coconut Pu-erh smokiness, but alone it can be overpowering. So we blend - and love the blend even more than Pu-erh alone.
Wonderful Breakfast Tea
April 24, 2012
Riverside County, CA
This tea is wonderful in the morning. The full black flavor along with the malt gives me the punch I was looking for first thing in the morning. I wouldn't suggest drinking in the evening, but a wonderful new addition to my tea collection.
February 15, 2012
Madison Heights, VA
This is one of my favorite morning breakfast teas. I let it steep for 7 minutes (I like strong tea) and with a bit of raw sugar and half and half it is just right.
February 06, 2012
This has to be one of my favorite breakfast teas. Smooth and mild; capable to standing up to sugar, honey, milk or just alone. It's my go to coffee alternative.
I've been converted
January 18, 2012
For 16 years I stuck with a different brand of Irish breakfast tea, thinking no one could top it. Boy, was I wrong! I don't know how Republic of Tea has done it, but this tea can be brewed as dark as coffee, but without the high tannin level found in my other brand. My husband and I drank an entire mini taster tin in one sitting. Fantastic tea.
wake me up
December 29, 2011
This is solid wake me up tea. Not too bold that it needs alot of mellowing with milk (sorry I use creamer at work!) but still a great solid tea
Drink it anytime
June 29, 2011
Bryan/College Station, TX
I thoroughly enjoy this tea. After arriving at work, I make a cup that I sip throughout the morning. I usually make another cup around two in the afternoon. I like this with about a teaspoon of half&half (just enough to take the edge off) and a teaspoon of sugar. At ~25 calories per cup, this is the most delicious low-cal drink you will have throughout the day.