This company, Gurmans, seems to be linked to another called J&S which isn’t in the Steepster data base. I’m not sure if one is owned by another or if one is the retail outlet of the other.
On a trip to Ireland earlier in the year, just before the pandemic really took hold, I went past Gurmans and picked some of this up along with another tea in their Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre location in Dublin. I also found a specialty grocery shop that had a set of Irish teas under the J&S name. It wasn’t until I got home that I saw that Gurmans was listed as the manufacturer on the J&S label and realized I had doubled up on this tea and one other. Luckily I like it a lot, so I’m sure it won’t go to waste.
It has little chocolate chips in it, which I have mixed feelings about in my teas, despite my love of the effect they have. I’ve been drinking this tea with a bit of creamer and it has a faint scent and taste of banana, which isn’t at all what I was expecting. There is a malty finish that lingers pleasantly. I think I get a hint of chocolate, but it’s not exactly what I’d think of as Irish Cream. Once I got bananas in my head it was hard to move past that impression. It tastes good hot or cold, which is great when I walk away and forget my cup for a bit.