Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Irish Breakfast Tea FOP is a type of Black Tea. The grade, FOP, means “Flowery Orange Pekoe,” which is somewhat lighter on the palate compared to BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe).
Nevertheless, when brewed, it offers a flavoursome malty note with spicy undertones - a true delight from start to finish. Best of all, we pack it fresh to order, thereby ensuring quality and consistency.
What is Irish Breakfast Tea Made From?
This blend consists of Assam Tea and Ceylon Tea (also known as Sri Lanka Tea). The former originates from the Indian State of the same name. The latter is the product of Sri Lanka, which is an island nation relatively close to India.
Both started producing Loose Leaf Tea during the 19th century. Such a combination makes our delicious, invigorating Irish Breakfast Tea FOP.
Is Irish Breakfast Tea Caffeinated?
Are you wondering, “does Irish Breakfast Tea have caffeine?” This stimulating chemical compound functions by blocking adenosine, a neurotransmitter that relaxes the brain while making you feel less tired. The result is that it has the opposite effect: making you feel more energised and less sleepy.
The good news is that this Tea is, indeed, caffeinated - specifically, around 45-mg per 8-oz cup.
Is Irish Breakfast Tea Gluten Free?
Gluten is an umbrella term of sorts. It generally refers to gluey proteins found in wheat (e.g. wheat-berries, durum, spelt), barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye).
Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, quite literally acting as the glue that holds them together. Too much, however, can cause damage to your small intestine. You’ll be pleased to know, then, that none exists in your cuppa, tea is gluten free.
How to Brew Irish Breakfast Tea
1, Buy a Tea Filter or Tea Infuser and fill it with the Leaf Tea.
2, Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup.
3, Begin brewing by pouring in freshly boiled water.
4, Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes.
How to Drink Irish Breakfast Tea: There is the option of adding milk, sugar, honey or lemon. However, we believe it provides the best flavour without any accompaniments.
Is Irish Breakfast Tea Good For You?
The answer to this question is, put simply, yes. For starters, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Black Tea supports the immune system.
The research found that it promoted the body’s defences against infection while priming the immune system to attack invading bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Furthermore, the caffeine in Irish Breakfast Tea BOP can afford protection against cognitive decline. This is according to a study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, which suggests that it boosts memory consolidation.
It concluded that a 200-mg caffeine pill - around the same amount as four cups of this Tea - is all it might take to help those living with dementia.
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