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No. 13

Irish Breakfast - Loose Leaf Tea

Ceylon Black Tea

Get your day off to a strong start with this rich, full-bodied Irish Breakfast tea, a premium BOPF1 blend from the renowned Nuwara Eliya region of Sri Lanka.

From: Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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Delivery Info

Shipping policy

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with sending parcels to EU countries from the UK. This is due to the UK leaving the European Union. We will keep you updated with any notifications as they happen.

Please note that a tracking number is not provided for EU Standard deliveries. For the latest information regarding the status of our delivery partners, please see the following links: DPD (UK) - Service Updates DHL | COVID-19 (simplydhl.com)

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods.

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Irish Breakfast tea


Brisk and intense, our extra-strong Irish Breakfast tea is a classic way to kick off your morning. A pungent alternative to English breakfast tea, it's rich, full-bodied and characterful, with a deep amber-coloured infusion and the typically baked caramel notes that Ceylon tea is renowned for.

This premium version of the ever-popular Irish breakfast blend delivers a balance of strength, astringency and refined quality, without the bitterness that can often be associated with strong breakfast tea. Drink it like the Irish do – early in the morning with plenty of milk or with a dash of cream for a strong, satisfying cup with a hint of sweetness.

Packed with flavour and high in antioxidants, this orthodox Ceylon tea boasts very fine fannings that come from leaves harvested from the high-altitude tea gardens of Sri Lanka's celebrated Nuwara Eliya region. Located in the southern mountainous region of central Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya is famous for its rugged terroir, high elevation and exquisite cool-climate teas. The strength of our Irish Breakfast blend comes from its BOPF1 (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings) grade, a classification for top-quality Ceylon teas with few added ingredients, neat, uniform particle size and no tips.

Read more about our Strong Irish Breakfast Tea

Being a strong black tea, this Irish breakfast brew is rich in flavonoids and other antioxidants, which studies have linked to having numerous health benefits, from reducing cholesterol to cancer risk. But perhaps the best reason to pick up a caddy of this satisfying breakfast tea is its power to perk you up in the morning!


Alternatives to this strong black tea blend


We believe that there's strength in numbers when it comes to breakfast teas, which is why we've carefully sourced a wide variety of top-quality brews for you to choose from. So if you like a bold, bright cup of tea first thing, see also our Assam Breakfast, Kenilworth, English Breakfast and Assam Mangalam black teas from India and Sri Lanka.

This tea contains a small proportion of fine tea leaves. We recommend that you use an excellent mesh filter such as this one from our Teaware collection. Alternatively, re-strain your brew to remove any bits that may have escaped.

Ingredients


Pure Sri Lankan black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a toasted caramel aroma and dark walnut infusion. A full bodied, brisk cup with notes of molasses and richly astringent mouthfeel.

Region


Nuwara Eliya district, around the eponymous city, is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, about 25 miles south of Kandy. At the heart of the hill country, the terrain throughout the district is generally mountainous, with deep valleys, plateaus, basins, and vast rolling estates dotted with thick forested areas and jungles towards the North.

Learn more about Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka

The city itself sits at 1,868 m above sea level. North of the city, Sri Lanka’s tallest mountain, Pidurutalagala, peaks at 2,542 m, and the revered Adam’s Peak sits on the Southern edge of the district, peaking at 2,243 m above sea level. The area is famous for its cool, temperate climate (Cfb), which made it a popular hill station in the 19th century, and a much-loved resort and health spa in the present day. Temperatures remain steadily warm throughout the year. March and April are the warmest months with an average high of 22°C and low of 11°C. The coldest months, form November to January, range from 9°C to 20°C.

There is heavy cloud cover throughout the year, with slightly cleared skies from December until March. The district is part of the Wet Zone in South-Western Sri Lanka. Consequently, rain falls throughout the year, with the highest precipitation in October and November, combined with low wind and medium humidity. Spring and summer experience lower but consistent rainfall, with gentle wind and increased humidity in April and May.

Above 1,000m, the montane rain forests are known for their biodiversity and endemic species. They also harbour the endangered Sri Lanka leopard, numerous species of shrews, squirrels, civet and langur. Soils throughout the island are generally suitable for agriculture, although some areas, particularly in the highlands, are eroded. In the Nuwara Eliya district, the elevation and cool climate offer ideal conditions for many European fruit and vegetable, as well as rubber and rice. But the hills really belong the tea, which was introduced in the 1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations. The district is considered as the most important tea production hub in Sri