Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast ~ The Metropolitan Tea Company

Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

It used to be that I would never drink bagged tea and had a particularly aversion to anything CTC (cut, tear, curl). However, with a bit of education and experimentation, i came to realize there are certainly some very good and worthy bagged teas. One in particular comes to mind: Metro’s Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast. Ever since I got my hands on it, I’ve been drinking it as a late afternoon tea once a week for a few months now. I really need to invest in more Metropolitan Tea Company teas.

Decaf Irish Breakfast has an impenetrable coarse black-to-reddish brown liquor that shows a tinge of green along the edges.The spent leaves have a real fudgey, brownie-like quality that really swings. Pictured here with my porch swing where i’m most apt to be found when drinking it. Decaf Irish Breakfast entices with a brusque and sticky bold leaf aroma. In flavor, Decaf Irish Breakfast is a GBOP that offers all the lovely malt of an Irish Breakfast without the sinister caffeine or bitter aftertaste. As a GBOP, Decaf Irish Breakfast does not necessarily have a really discernable tea grit, but it does offer a lighter, dryer Assam curl than you’d expect.

One thing I particularly love about Decaf Irish Breakfast is its tea tin pictured below. ;)

  1. Aroma – 92
  2. Taste – 93
  3. Texture – 91
  4. Spunk – 93
  5. Price – 91
  6. Availability – 98 (Wholesales only on their website, i can’t really suggest where you could buy this)
  7. Appearance – 94

Mean score – 93%

As far as CTC blends go, Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast is just tops.

 

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Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): loose leaf by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

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Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): loose leaf Macro by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

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Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): spent Macro by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

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Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): liquor by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src= /></a><br /><span xmlns:dct="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/StillImage" property="dct:title" rel="dct:type">Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): tea tin A</span> by <a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" href="http://parting.gifts" property="cc:attributionName" rel="cc:attributionURL">Jocilyn Mors</a> is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License</a>.
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Decaf Irish Breakfast (Metro): tea tin A by Jocilyn Mors is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

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