Twinings - Irish Breakfast
This is a tea that I'd had in my cupboard for a while before I finally
tried it. I'd recently started experimenting with black tea plus
milk, but with mixed results. Some of them just aren't strong
enough to stand up to the addition, and end up turning bland.
It was after just such a
failed experiment that I dug out my Twinings sampler pack, and its bags
of Irish Breakfast. I remembered that it was labeled as the
strongest tea in the box, so I thought it might stand up to the milk
better. Sure enough, it did.
I really love this
tea. It's strong enough to hold up to the milk, which is all I
really wanted. It still tastes like tea, which is
wonderful. To me, it's too strong to drink black, but I'm
not a big fan of really strong black tea. If you are, feel free to
try it black!
In short: After
one cup of this, I ran out and bought a whole box. I have the
feeling that this is going to be a permanent addition to my tea stash.
-- 2 tea bags in a less-than-full 16ish oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 5 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add a splash of milk, and some sugar