Irish Breakfast Tea BOP
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Irish Breakfast Tea BOP is popular in Ireland, but it is also popular everywhere else too. From Ireland to England, then to Wales and Scotland, and eventually, to Europe and the rest of the world, Irish Breakfast Tea BOP has spread and spread, pleasing the palates of all those who try it. And now, it is your turn.
So, what can you expect from our thid Breakfast Tea? What’s in the name? The term “BOP” refers to a Tea made with leaves broken up into small pieces, which often provides a stronger cup with more defined characteristics. Our Irish Breakfast Tea BOP, for example, is, without a doubt, a heartier brew than our Irish Breakfast Tea FOP (“FOP” stands for “Flowery Orange Pekoe” - a Tea that uses the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot of the Camellia sinensis plant). While some prefer the delicacy of a FOP Tea, others enjoy the bold profile of a BOP Tea, with our Irish Breakfast Tea BOP being no exception. Not sure which Tea, between BOP and FOP, is “your cup of Tea”? Why not try both, starting right here with our Irish Breakfast Tea BOP?
This remarkable beverage is made from Assam Loose Tea and Ceylon Tea. Combined, they make a match made in heaven, offering powerfully malty and spicy characteristics. But what do you need to know about each type of Tea included in this blend?
Let’s begin with Assam Tea, which when compared to China Tea, is incredibly young! In fact, Tea was not discovered in Assam, India, until 1823, while in comparison, Chinese Tea dates back to at least 2737 BCE. But since its discovery, Assam’s Tea Industry has continued to grow and grow. By 1862, less than 40 years after the first plant was found, the state’s industry comprised of 160 gardens, which were owned by five public companies and 67 private companies.
A further boom occurred after India attained independence from Britain in 1947, with many Tea estates changing hands to Indian entrepreneurs, and as such, boosting the national economy. Today, Assam Tea is one of the most popular types of Tea - not just in India, but around the world.
Ceylon Tea, meanwhile, is even younger than Assam Tea! Tea was first grown on a large scale in Sri Lanka, then called Ceylon, in 1869 following the collapse of the island’s Coffee Industry. A disease called Coffee Rust had decimated the population of Coffee plants across Ceylon, leading to a dramatic shift in production. Following the outbreak of the disease, Tea was grown to fill the void left by Coffee. The success of Ceylon Tea remains evident today, with Sri Lanka now being the second largest exporter of Tea, accounting for 19.2% of the world’s total output.
With our Irish Breakfast Tea BOP, one can enjoy the finest qualities of two of the most sought-after Teas in the world, combined into one. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we pack our Irish Breakfast Tea BOP, as well as every other Tea and Coffee, fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, which is nestled away within the captivating vistas of the Kentish countryside. This ultimately guarantees both quality and consistency. So, what are you waiting for? Try Irish Breakfast Tea BOP today!
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Origin: Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and Assam, India.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours!
Tasting Notes: Irish Breakfast Tea BOP is bold, is malty, is flavoursome. It is undoubtedly stronger than its FOP counterpart, with prominent taste notes from start to finish.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: Aside from tasting wonderful, Irish Breakfast Tea BOP can, when consumed alongside a healthy and active lifestyle, offer extraordinary medicinal qualities. For example, numerous scientific studies have suggested correlations between the frequent consumption of Black Tea and the improvement of cardiovascular health. Other studies have also recognised Black Tea’s ability to enhance cognitive function, boost the metabolism and even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. To find out more information, please read our blog, “Black Tea Health Benefits”.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime
CountryMore Than One Origin