Irish Breakfast - Stout Breakfast Blend
The Irish Breakfast, an experiment in black tea complexity, has quickly proven to be the king of breakfast teas. Achieving utter perfection with a splash of half & half, this is a blend of seven different teas with a touch of blue for the rivers flowing through it and a hint of green for the emerald isle itself. If you like a hardy, staunch breakfast tea, this is definitely your blend.
- Use 7g (≈1 tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
- Use boiling (100°C/212°F) water
- Steep for 3 minutes, strain leaves, and enjoy!
- Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
- Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
- Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
- Wanna do a tea latte?
- Use 10g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
- Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
- Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
- Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (5g or 1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!
- Rwandan black tea
- Indian Assam black tea
- Indonesian Java black tea
- Steamed Kenyan green tea
- Smoked Malawian black tea
- Blue cornflower petals
In this case, stout means strong and smokey. A powerful early morning tea, but may be a bit strong for folks who are used to smoother blends.