The Harneys have been out of Ireland for sometime, so this 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. This is a simple tea that can handle milk and sugar well.
100% Assam, like most traditional Irish blends, this is a good way to start your morning. In contrast to other vendors, Harney & Sons' is a little more refined.
Dark brown leaves.
A medium-dark brown liquor.
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.
This has very good body. It is usually drunk with milk. Of course the Irish would have it no other way.
This is usually drunk with milk and sugar, so the flavors harmonize well with them. There are subtle notes of roast malt.