Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Irish Breakfast Tea FOP is an excellent alternative to English Breakfast Tea. It is likewise an equally excellent alternative to others we have on lour online store. But what’s the difference between a FOP Tea and a BOP Tea? The term “FOP” stands for “Flowery Orange Pekoe”, which refers to the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot of Tea.
FOP Teas such as Irish Breakfast Tea FOP contain young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of tip or bud. BOP Teas, meanwhile; including our Irish Breakfast TEA BOP; are brews made of Tea leaves that have quite literally been broken into smaller pieces, which often boasts a stronger character in cup. Yet, for some, a stronger brew is not always a better brew.
Irish Breakfast Tea FOP, for example, offers distinct flavour notes without overloading the palate. It is a delicate beverage made from a blend of large orthodox leaves, with slightly more Ceylon Orange Pekoe than Assam Orange Pekoe. The taste is light and malty with a defined Ceylonese character. So, the question begs: why an “Irish” Tea? The answer to this is simple: because it is popular in Ireland! However, it is also popular around the world, so regardless of where you might be, there is undoubtedly a place in your heart for our Irish Breakfast Tea FOP.
What is a Breakfast Tea, anyway? Most people, when thinking of a Breakfast Tea, almost immediately associate the term with an English Breakfast Tea. However, even the name “English” is elusive as, in fact, this Tea was first invented in Scotland, not England! According to some records, a Scottish Tea Master named Robert Drysdale first created blends best resembling modern-day Breakfast Teas. It is said that during a stay at Balmoral, Scotland, Queen Victoria enjoyed one such blend so much that she took a supply home with her. Eventually, the Tea was named “English Breakfast Tea” in her honour!
Since then, many blends have adorned the name “Breakfast Tea”. And many have also been named after the locations in which they are most popular. Irish Breakfast Tea FOP is one such example, with others including Scottish Breakfast Tea, Welsh Breakfast Tea, French Breakfast Tea, and even Russian Breakfast Tea to name but a few. Why not try all of our Breakfast Teas and eventually decide on a favourite? Start right here with our Irish Breakfast Tea FOP. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
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: Notably more delicate than its BOP counterpart, Irish Breakfast FOP consists of malty notes that subtly linger on the palate long over one has drained their cup.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits: As if Irish Breakfast Tea FOP couldn’t get any better - it also has astounding health benefits associated with its name! Like all Black Teas, Irish Breakfast Tea FOP contains an abundance of beneficial antioxidants. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body, thus reducing the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions - most notably, cardiovascular disease.
Furthermore, all Black Teas have metabolism-boosting properties, which leads to the quicker and more efficient burning of fat in the body during periods of exercise. Ultimately, one can lose weight with the assistance of Irish Breakfast FOP Tea providing the consumer also eats healthily and exercises regularly.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime
CountryMore Than One Origin