Wes – April 9, 2016:
Very bitter tasting. I drink a lot of black tea but this is just too “sour” for my taste. It is a good price though, at only a few dollars for 80 teabags.
Gelato Jill – June 9, 2017:
This tea is a great cheap brew. Be careful not to over brew it- five minutes is more than enough time. I never drink this without milk.
It also makes good cold brew iced tea.
Good budget buy, what else can I say?
-If you like to make homemade chai, this is a good tea to use since it is like an Assam tea.
Leilani – January 23, 2018:
Very good. It’s as strong as PG Tips. It’s cheaper too. If you enjoy a strong cuppa of black tea then purchase this. It’s the only black tea, besides Traders Earl Grey’s Loose Leaf tea, I purchase. Definitely worth a try!
Kathleen – March 9, 2019:
Good breakfast or midday strong tea. The packaging makes it easy to brew one fast as bags are not individually wrapped, seems environmentally friendly. I like it black, and with a pinch of sugar or sweetener.
Dave_P – February 23, 2020:
I spend time on each side of the US/Canada border. In my experience, on the Canadian side I can walk into any decent-sized store and easily buy tea that’s good enough, but crossing that border somehow causes 99% of generally-available tea to become weak and disgusting. I’m therefore happy to report that this “Trader Joe’s Original Irish Breakfast”, while not fancy or particularly distinguished, is good enough to make me want another cup. I bought it mainly because it was cheap, so I wouldn’t feel bad if I didn’t like it – but now that I’ve tried it, I’ll buy it again.
Not that bad
Made with Assam black tea and spices.