CUP CHARACTERISTICS: All the traditions of Irish tea and then some! Creamy caramel highlights dot a wickedly full-bodied tea. Milk accentuates the golden cup.
Ingredients: Black tea, Natural flavors (organic compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: Assam / Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands
REGION(S): India / Sri Lanka / Kenya
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 6500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled) and Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
Here's to Ireland, the country that can lay claim to the honor of having the most tea drinkers per capita in the entire world! The average Irishman, when not hoisting a Guinness, imbibes an average of 6 cups a day. Even with the country's relatively small population of 3.9 million, that's almost 24 million cups a day!
In honor of the tea drinking spirit of the hardy Irish, this is a good strong blend. This blend, like most tea consumed in Ireland these days is made from East African and Ceylon varieties with a special addition - a good strong Assam. The addition of the Assam adds a depth to the tea that is beautifully offset by the addition of cream, another Irish favorite.