Bewley's Irish Breakfast Loose 8.8 Ounces (Best By May 2020)

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Bewleys Irish Breakfast Loose Tea in a 250 Grams/8.8 Ounces of Loose Tea
Get Bewleys Irish Breakfast in a Box of 80 Tea Bags or Bewleys Irish Breakfast in a Box of 25 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags if you prefer.

Or, if you prefer loose tea, try Bewleys Dublin Morning Loose or Bewleys Irish Afternoon Loose.

This new packaging of Bewleys Irish Breakfast Loose comes in a resealable pouch for easier storage.

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 Breakfast Tea.

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.

Bewley's 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 you choose).

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.

Actually, Irish Breakfast Teas have been created by Irish Tea makers mostly for export. Tea drinkers in Ireland typically drink Bewleys Gold or a similar tea.

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 tea.

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.

Then, Bewleys 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 created.

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.

Bewleys 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 is consistent. This content was first seen on teadog.com describing Bewleys Irish Breakfast Loose Tea.

Ingredients:
Tea leaves.

Brand History:
Bewleys Tea, Dublin Ireland 

Bewley's was established in 1840 and is one of Ireland's leading brands. Today, Bewley's remains a leading household name and is Ireland's leading supplier of quality coffees and teas. Bewley's is best known for its cafes throughout Ireland.

Bewley's is a historic company. In 1835, Charles Bewley imported the first tea into Ireland from China with over 2000 chests of tea. It was the first time tea was shipped direct to Ireland. In 1833, the monopoly held by the East India trading company was broken. Tea merchants all over the world were free to do business. Charles Bewley was the first merchant who exercised that freedom. However, it was Charles brother Joshua that founded the company that was to become Bewley's.

Joshua set up as a tea merchant in 1840, and by 1850, his company, The China Tea Company, was boasting a large client base and brisk sales. In 1875, he moved the company and established a new trading identity there as Charles Bewley and Co. Tea Merchants.

Joshua's son, Ernest, joined his father and brother, Charles, in the firm and worked long hours to build up the shop's trade in tea, sugar, coffee and oriental decorative goods. When brother Charles emigrated in 1890, Ernest was left in charge of the firm. Over the next 40 years, Ernest oversaw development of a new dimension to the business, the Oriental Cafes.

Ernest was a stickler for punctuality and honesty and his pursuit of quality and style was reflected in all aspects of the business. He hired the best continental bakers, dressed the cafes in a richly distinctive oriental decor and kept the menu simple: tea, coffee, rolls, sticky buns and eggs, poached, boiled or scrambled.

In his quest for perfection Ernest acquired a farm and started a Jersey cow herd that provided milk and cream of legendary quality for the cafes. He won prizes at the royal Dublin Show for cattle and butter, his smartly turned out horse drawn delivery vans and even his roses!

For business people and well-heeled shoppers, the Bewley's cafes became favorite meeting places and, in true cafe society style, they were the haunt at various times of artists and writers such as James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh.

Ernest Bewley's decision in 1927 to embark on his most prestigious venture yet, a cafe in fashionable Grafton Street, was an affirmation of the family's commitment to a city that had come through a period of great political and social change. Fitted out in the distinctive Bewley's style, the new cafe had 6 magnificent stained glass windows commissioned from the artist Harry Clarke. Their rich kaleidoscope of colors still lends an exotic atmosphere to the ground-floor of the Grafton Street site.

Ernest's death in 1932 marked the end of an era for the firm. Despite failing health, he had managed to see the Grafton Street project to completion but was denied the satisfaction of knowing that in ten years' time the cafes would provide 40% of the company's profits.

Victor, Ernest's 20-year-old son, stepped into his father's legendary shoes. Despite being a naturally shy young man, he quickly gained the respect of the staff employed in the three cafes, two bakeries, and a small chocolate factory.

The shortages of the war years brought further changes in eating patterns and a scarcity of tea resulted in an increase in coffee consumption, a trend that had become a permanent one by the 1950's. Today Bewley's continues to be a market leader in both tea and coffee. Maintaining strict control over sourcing and production, Bewley's is your passport to the world of fine teas.

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  • 5
    Irish breakfast

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 14th 2018

    Perfect for morning or all day cup
    Smooth flavor

  • 5
    It is the best tea this side of the pond!

    Posted by Joni on Feb 24th 2018

    I love using this tea to make a big container of iced tea to carry me through the morning. The taste is rich and strong. I do like it both hot and cold but in Arizona I mostly need it cold. I'm glad to find a vendor from which to purchase also.

  • 5
    Bewleyメs breakfast tea

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 6th 2018

    Been drinking Bewleyメs for 28 years. I wonメt have any other.

  • 5
    As good as or better than bags

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 18th 2018

    We've been drinking Bewley's for several years. Good to have it in loose form as well.

    Thanks!

  • 5
    Bewleys Irish Breakfast

    Posted by Helen on Jan 18th 2018

    My absolute favorite!

  • 5
    Superb Irish tea!

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 11th 2018

    Bewley's Irish Breakfast Loose is an absolutely first-rate tea!

  • 5
    So glad

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 10th 2018

    I had been waiting for the Bewleyメs Irish Breakfast loose tea to come back. For me this is the epitome of what Irish Breakfast Tea should be. Deep, aromatic, wake up cup of Breakfast tea that stands up to a hearty breakfast or a light one. Marvelous tea.

  • 5
    So glad

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 10th 2018

    I had been waiting for the Bewleyメs Irish Breakfast loose tea to come back. For me this is the epitome of what Irish Breakfast Tea should be. Deep, aromatic, wake up cup of Breakfast tea that stands up to a hearty breakfast or a light one. Marvelous tea.

  • 5
    Simply the best

    Posted by Rick H on Jul 7th 2016

    This is some of the best tea I've ever had, anywhere. You can be sure that I'll be placing another order soon!

  • 5
    Bewley's Irish Breakfast Loose Tea

    Posted by BarbW on Mar 21st 2016

    A pot of this hearty black tea is a great start to the morning. And if there is any left in the pot it makes a refreshing glass of iced tea later in the day. This tea is my usual morning wake-me-up and I am so happy to have found a reliable source for it at teadog.com.

  • 4
    Watch those expiration dates

    Posted by Jack on Feb 23rd 2016

    I'm not going to make a stink about this since I will use the tea well before the expiration date and I have alway s received good service and value from Tea Dog. But the tea I received was a mix of "Best by 30 NOV 2016" and "Best by 28 FEB 2017." Nothing close to the "SEP 2017" I see in the description of my order.

  • 5
    tea

    Posted by Unknown on Feb 2nd 2016

    Teadog always comes through with the right product! I will always check their web sight because of the great service.