I recently bought two tiny bags of both English and Irish breakfast tea.
I liked them both. Usually when I am super tired and have to go to work I will get a tall diet soda to get a more significant stimulation than I do with tea. These teas seemed to be stronger ( is it because they are more finely ground? ) than the other teas I had. With a teaspoon full of sugar they tasted great with 2-3 teaspoons per cup, which gave me the same "emergency lift" as diet soda, but without the nasty frazzled thing later.
I was thinking of getting some breakfast tea to keep in my office for when I've had short nights.
I've read that the breakfast teas are mostly Assam tea. I've read that Scottish Breakfast is made for the "soft water" in Scotland.
I couldn't smell or taste any difference between the Irish and English breakfast teas. Is there a difference or is it the same tea adapted for regional waters.
If so, which tea would be better to keep in an office in the north east of the US, when a stronger pickme up is needed?