6 Tasting Notes


I usually go for the Organic Numi Green Jasmine, but I couldn’t find it in my local grocery store for some reason! So I picked this up instead, and am happy to report that it’s really very good. Tastes almost exactly the same as the Numi version, maybe even better. Although I had to steep it longer than usual. High quality taste for a reasonable price. Can’t go wrong.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Irish Breakfast by Twinings
6 tasting notes

With my crazy Irish mother and father, grandparents and great-grandparents, I have honestly been having this tea for as long as I can remember. It’s just lovely. Very robust, strong, and kicking. I steep for about 4 minutes, and usually add more milk and sugar than I probably should. It’s ALWAYS in our cupboard, and is definitely my go-to morning tea. Reminds me of a crisp autumn day, sitting inside with a warm and smooth cuppa.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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This is my go-to tea for every day! When I’m not feeling like something herbal, but nothing too strong like Irish Breakfast, I’ll reach for this. I like that it’s authentically British, and tastes better quality than, for example, something like Red Rose (which is still reliable, but meh). I add lots of milk and one tablespoon of sugar, and I’m left with a warm, cozy cuppa that reminds me of mornings spent at my grandmother’s house. I usually go for the Orange Pekoe variety. Love this brand!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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The only tea I’ve ever REALLY disliked. The smell for me is an IMMEDIATE turn off, and the taste even worse. Got this as a gift and will not be finishing th package…

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Just tried this tea for the first time this morning, after being intrigued by the beautiful picture of the Buffalo on the packaging. It was a little decieving. When I opened up the box and smelled the teabags, they smelled almost exactly like Irish breakfast tea or even English Breakfast. So was expecting a similar taste. But as soon as I poured the boiling water over the teabag, it gave off a strong, smoky smell. After steeping for about 2/3 minutes (I generally like my black teas less robust), I added a little bit of sugar and milk. The taste was very unique! I’m actually pleasantly surprised how something so earthy and smoky can be so comforting! I did not, however, notice any sort of “wake me up” qualities in the tea. But this might be because caffeine, even in coffee, rarely affects me. Overall, a “campfire in a cup”, and a very interesting tea. Will definitely be finishing the box.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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18 year old from Vancouver, Canada. Raised from a young age by my crazy Irish family on a diet of Irish Breakfast Tea. General enthusiast of all things tea-related. First year Literature student.


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