The Harneys have been out of Ireland for sometime, so our Irish Breakfast is an older version. This tea recalls a time when the teas came from Assam, not Africa; and were small broken leaves, not CTC pellets. So this is a simple tea that can handle milk and sugar well.
|Dry Leaves||Dark brown leaves.|
|Liquor||A medium-dark brown liquor.|
|Aroma||This has some of the malty aromas found in other Assams. However, since it is a smaller tea and there are no tips, the aromas seem to be muted.|
|Body||This has very good body. It is usually drunk with milk. Of course the Irish would have it no other way.|
|Flavors||This is usually drunk with milk and sugar, so the flavors harmonize well with them. There are subtle notes of roast malt.|
|Brewing Time||4 to 5 minutes|
|Brewing Temperature||212° F|