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So, just what is Irish Breakfast Tea? According to Wikipedia it's a blend of several teas, mostly Assam teas. So...what is that? Thankfully, we have the Internet these days, so we can figure most anything out. It's a malty flavored tea from the Assam region of India. I drink it straight, but apparently, according to Wikipedia some people drink it with milk because of its bold taste. Eww. No milk (or even soymilk--I don't drink milk) for me. Coffee, yes; Tea, no way! That's my opinion anyway.
It's been said that Ireland is the largest tea drinking country per capita in the world. I've read many places that tea was first imported to Ireland in the 19th century. While that may be true, I don't think it's true that the Irish didn't drink tea before that. They brewed roots and herbs, but thank goodness for imported Indian tea!
What about you? What kind of tea do you like?