Bewleys Irish Breakfast Tea in a box of 25 individually wrapped tea bags, so you can take it anywhere.
Ireland has long been known to have the highest per capita tea
consumption in the world. So naturally, the tea makers at Bewleys,
produced in Dublin, Ireland, know how to make a first-rate Irish
To create their Irish Breakfast Tea, Bewley's
blend tea leaves from different regions to create a unique taste.
Bewley's Irish Breakfast is 100% tea leaves and is a blend of tea leaves
from India, specifically the Assam and Darjeeling regions.
Irish Breakfast Tea brews a rich brown color and has a creamy, malt
flavor and a full-bodied taste. With a strong flavored tea like this, it
is best to add a dash of milk and sweetener (sugar, honey or whatever
Bewleys Irish Breakfast Tea comes in tea bags or
loose tea. The tea bags are available as individually-wrapped, so you
can take some with you wherever you go, or as traditional square tea
bags. On the front of the 80 tea bag box and loose tea package is an
image of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland.
Although it says
breakfast, the tea can be consumed any time of day. To make the best
Bewleys Irish Breakfast, steep the tea for 3 to 5 minutes.
Irish Breakfast Teas have been created by Irish Tea makers mostly for
export. Tea drinkers in Ireland typically drink Bewleys Gold or a
Irish Breakfast is a common type of tea. A lot of
tea companies make a version of this tea and almost all taste different.
Essentially, teas from different regions are blended together to
achieve a specific taste. Irish Breakfast Teas should always be a black
Irish Breakfast, along with English Breakfast or even
Scottish Breakfast, is the most familiar type of tea. All of these
versions of Breakfast Tea taste different. Most notably, English
Breakfast is more mellow than the others.
In tea making,
cupping means to taste and evaluate tea leaves for such factors and
aroma, body, briskness, color and more. This is required to discover
the qualities of the tea so consistent blends can be produced. As a
natural product, tea leaves from the same geographic region can taste
vastly different. This steps means the tea consistently taste the same
and is of a good quality.
First, Bewley's visits tea growers
across India's Assam and Darjeeling regions to begin selecting the best
tea leaves to use for Irish Breakfast. Bewleys examines tea leaves for
appearance, taste, color, strength and briskness.
Master Tea Blender gets samples different varieties of tea. These
samples are then reviewed for leaf size and quality. A thorough
cupping is then conducted. Bewleys even has a dedicated cupping room so
outside distractions can be eliminated. The best teas are then chosen
and Bewleys purchases these from tea growers. Upon arrival at the
Bewleys facility in Dublin, Ireland, the Irish Breakfast Tea can be
Then, the best tea leaves are purchased and shipped
back to Bewley's plant in Dublin, Ireland. After arrival in Ireland,
the tea leaves are tasted again to ensure they taste the same as they
did before purchase at the tea estate.
Now comes the hard part.
How do you blend tea from different regions to get the same taste in
every cup of Bewleys Irish Breakfast Tea. Adding to the complexity is
that fact that each crop of tea can vary in taste. Weather may alter
the taste of it may not be possible to obtain from the same tea estates
every year. But, the tea leaves have to be blended to ensure the same
taste every time a cup of Bewleys Irish Breakfast is consumed.
Master Blender has to adjust the type of tea leaves and the volume of
tea leaves. Bewleys keep samples of previous blends to ensure the taste
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