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C.T.C. Irish Breakfast Blend

The Crush-Tear-Curl manufacturing method produces quick-brewing teas with full flavor. We highly recommend this blend of Assam teas for those who like a very hearty cup. Exquisite with milk.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
C.T.C. Irish Breakfast Blend Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 16 reviews)

Our favorite Sunday morning tea
Susan – MD – July 28, 2019

This tea is hands-down our favorite tea. Our family enjoys it with milk and sugar on lazy Sunday mornings, holidays, and any time we want an extra, special treat. We've tried lots of teas, thanks to Upton's outstanding selection and generous samples, but we keep coming back to this Irish breakfast tea. We're so happy we found you, Upton Tea!

Store bought-no-more
Peter – FL – July 02, 2019

After years in London (doing research), I returned to store-bought "Irish Breakfasts": mostly weak-kneed. Discovering Upton Tea was fulfilling: I've drunk this Irish Breakfast for years now. Its consistent quality, genuine Assam malt, and smooth--never bitter--flavor (I like tea without any add-ins) are the best I've found. Kudos!

My go-to morning brew
Lynn – ME – January 07, 2019

I've been buying this particular tea for years now, trying others from time to time (did anyone see the review of Yorkshire Gold? Bought some, was disappointed in comparison to this favorite). The aroma of the tea varies from harvest to harvest, and sometimes is less fragrant than I like, but that is the nature of a product of Mother Nature!

A little weak
Pat – AZ – December 04, 2018

I like my fully bodied teas and I was a little disappointed in this year's blend. I'm not an expert - maybe its supposed to be that way. Still good with milk and honey!

Good breakfast tea
Kevin – WI – November 30, 2018

Robust. I tame it with my usual Truvia and soymilk. It is my morning wake-up tea.

Satyavati – OR – September 01, 2018

The worst tea I have ever had - strong color that brews fast but no perfume! no flavor but musty bitterness! Thought I'd give it a try - Never Again!

Best Breakfast Tea
elf – NY – August 03, 2018

I love a hearty cupful to start my day, and this tea exceeded my expectations. A complex, strong (not bitter) brew that took a bit of sugar and milk very well, with a full flavor profile that has just a smidge of astringency at the finish. I'm looking forward to enjoying this every single morning!

My Favorite Tea
Cecelia – TX – August 02, 2018

I have been drinking this tea for almost 18 years now. It is hands down my favorite tea. It has a strong rich flavor that I enjoy without having to wait for extended brew times.

Still the best
Paul – OR – June 13, 2018

I have been using this for my morning tea for decades. From time to time, I try something else, either from Upton or another purveyor of teas, but always come back to this one. It is full-bodied, but not bitter. Stands up beautifully with milk, and it brightens up my day, even when it is cold and dreary outside!

Irish Breakfast
Anthony – NY – February 26, 2018

Love this tea...subtle and robust. For John (and others) looking for another great one: JAVA OP Malabar.

Tom – NY – January 02, 2018

Really nice strong blend. Has replaced Barry's Gold in our house.

Always added first to shopping cart
John – MD – December 08, 2017

Great strong tea for breakfast. Smooth, but robust tea. I take with just some milk a bit of raw sugar. Highly recommend - clear reason its a bestseller

The Best
John – NM – December 06, 2017

Of the teas I've bought from Upton so far, this is really good and consistent each time I order. It's very drinkable straight, but honey or milk works too. If there are other similar quality teas I'd want to know... Good black tea, strong enough without being overwhelming. Highly recommend.

About as good as it gets
Dave – MA – December 04, 2017

I keep trying other breakfast blends but I always come back to this. Bold flavor, stunning red liqueur, and because it's a CTC you can count on every cup you brew tasting exactly the same. It brews in just seconds but I like to let it steep for a couple minutes. Perfect with a little sugar and thin slice of lemon, or should take milk well.

My go to tea!
Cissy Brady-Rogers – CA – November 21, 2017

I grew up drinking malty Irish breakfast with my parents - always with sugar and cream! After returning to tea after years of being a coffee drinker, I found myself loving a good strong cup of Irish tea in the morning. I've tried other producers blends and do enjoy single origin Assams but this is by far my favorite. Ordered many times over.

I am a bit picky about my Irish Breakfast.
Mary – OR – November 10, 2017

I have been getting this tea since 2013 or earlier. Irish breakfast should hold up to 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar. This one, the cream circles in the amber liquid making for an amazing cup. I am very picky when it comes to tea and coffee. I ran out once got a regular brand from the store, and the difference is staggering. I will not do that again!

C.T.C. Irish Breakfast Blend Review