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Irish or English breakfast tea in Poland?

polonius 54 | 420
26 Sep 2012  #1
Different international concerns are marketing in Poland something called Irish and Pommie breakfast tea. Is there any difference between the two? And what does breakfast tea mean in the first place? Is it different (more robust and eye-opening?) from that served at 5 o'clock?

Do the Irish also spoil perfectly good tea with milk, or is it that something only the English do?
In Poland the tea & milk concoction is called 'bawarka' and generally detested, but for their infants' sake nursing mothers somehow manage to hold it down because it supposedly promotes lactation. (Probably an old wives' tale!?)
isthatu2 4 | 2,708
26 Sep 2012  #2
Irish Breakfast Tea is usually spelt W*H*I*S*K*E*Y......
Barney 14 | 1,469
26 Sep 2012  #3
Irish tea like Barry's

Is quite strong. At Breakfast time its traditional to have about half a Pig on a plate with gallons of tea (Milk and sugar) to turn the meat to leather inside you.

After Breakfast tes is almost always taken with sugar and milk and biscuits to dip into it.


All tea is vile but Irish Tea is less vile than English Tea:)

I prefer Coffee, putting milk or sugar in Coffee is a criminal offence the only addition to Coffee should be Whiskey and floating cream.
smurf 39 | 1,982
26 Sep 2012  #4

Ahhhh.....that's for Cork people!

G'way outta that.
here's what you're really after

Agree with ya that Irish tea is way stronger than the weak ass dust ya get here though.
Suppose we've a more addictive personality than them continental types.

Used to put milk in it, but not anymore, prefer it that way now. Was fairly used to it anyway, used to work on sites and sure ya'd never have a fridge so just got used to black tea.

Some people drink black tea for Lent too.
Rysavy 10 | 308
26 Sep 2012  #5
English Breakfast Tea was actually invented be a Scottish tea master named Drysdale. He had idea of marketing his blend as "Breakfast Tea". "English" was added later by London Tea houses.

It is robust , full bodied and "floral" and is supposed to smell of honey when blended with milk. Aroma is important, being most of what we detect as "flavor". Celyon tames it while the caffine from Assaam gives it punch.

Irish tea has less blended and is primarily the heavier Assaam (but can also upset a ladies tummy so early ..unless she takes shots with breakfast >_<)

When not drinking Chamomile or herbal blends; personally I like sweeter tamer Orange Pekoe(dutch black) or White blends in morning and go to heavier Pureh or Oolong in later day

Hope that helps
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
26 Sep 2012  #6
Irish tea like Barry’s

The one thing I really miss is Barry's.
I have people post it over, smuggle it over, I'd have them email it over if it were possible.

Nothing like it, it really hits the stop!
PennBoy 76 | 2,437
26 Sep 2012  #7
Irish Breakfast Tea is usually spelt W*H*I*S*K*E*Y......

Woah! I guess I'm skipping breakfast.
Earl Grey is a good tea, stronger in taste than a Lipton. And yea milk in tea is nasty.
isthatu2 4 | 2,708
27 Sep 2012  #8
hahah, does anyone who comes back from Poland ever put milk in their Tea again?
I knew Id been Polonized when I found myself asking for a slice of lemon at a Caf' just off the M11 :)
27 Sep 2012  #9
isthat: my Mrs and her two daughters will simply not drink tea unless it has milk (fresh milk, not UHT) in it. What can I say? Once you try milk, you never go back(ilk)?
f stop 25 | 2,513
27 Sep 2012  #10
My favorite is Darjeeling.
I do not like Earl Grey at all.
With milk in the morning, lemon in the afternoon.
Trying to cut down on sugar, but I do like them sweet.
tofayel - | 1
28 Sep 2012  #11
I like to drink lemon tea, it is healthy too. Also green tea is more healthy.

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