what kind of black teas are in bewley's dublin morning tea ?


Fully oxidized tea leaves for a robust cup.

what kind of black teas are in bewley's dublin morning tea ?

Postby insanitylater » Feb 23rd, '08, 08:56

the box seems to just say "african teas"
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Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 13:12

"an invigorating blend of African Teas" is all they are copping to.
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Postby Mary R » Feb 23rd, '08, 18:09

Which probably translates to CTC black teas from Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and/or Mozambique. They're...bracing. Which I guess is what a good Irish Breakfast should be. They stand up well to a fry up.
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Postby insanitylater » Feb 23rd, '08, 21:25

i wonder why all the commercial brands are so secretive about their blends
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Postby Mary R » Feb 23rd, '08, 22:09

Probably because none of them are a tried and true recipe along the lines of 10% from farm A, 30% from farm B, etc. Consumers expect commercial blends to have a consistent taste, so their always using teas from different sources to maintain a that consistency. Tea just doesn't taste the same from harvest to harvest. You've got to mix it up a bit.

A little ambiguity is probably a very healthy thing in this case.
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Postby Space Samurai » Feb 24th, '08, 01:01

There was a special on the History Channel, and the guy (from Bigelow?) was blending 40 different teas together to create a blend.
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Postby osadczuk » Feb 24th, '08, 01:14

Space Samurai wrote:There was a special on the History Channel, and the guy (from Bigelow?) was blending 40 different teas together to create a blend.


It was Lipton. And yes, it was it insure consistant taste. I do love that special. (Modern Marvels - Tea)
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 24th, '08, 10:18

osadczuk wrote:
Space Samurai wrote:There was a special on the History Channel, and the guy (from Bigelow?) was blending 40 different teas together to create a blend.


It was Lipton. And yes, it was it insure consistant taste. I do love that special. (Modern Marvels - Tea)

Why do I miss all the good history channel shows? :x
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Postby Mary R » Feb 24th, '08, 10:53

No need to miss it! Someone posted a link to the whole thing available for download or watching right here.

It seems like this Modern Marvels special comes up a bunch, so I'm downloading it now.
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Postby osadczuk » Feb 24th, '08, 20:40

Ladytiger wrote:Why do I miss all the good history channel shows? :x


Because you're not married to a History Channel addict?
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