The Irish like their tea brewed very strong. Our Super Irish Breakfast blend is truly the espresso of teas. This tea is delicious with milk and sugar, but lovers of brisk breakfast teas will drink it plain. Our Super Irish Breakfast is a more caffeinated version of the regular Irish Breakfast. While Irish Breakfast is usually blended with an Assam tea base, our Super Irish Breakfast has even more Assam, which makes the tea maltier, richer and more full-bodied. Assam is a district in northeastern India that lies on the Indian-Burmese border. It produces more black tea than any other area on earth, with the exception of a few places in China. Assam’s tea gardens cover some four hundred thousand acres of verdant rolling plains on both sides of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The other black tea used in our Super Irish Breakfast blend is Ceylon. Ceylon-or its contemporary name Sri Lanka-is a beautiful tropical island that lies just twenty-two miles off the southern tip of India. Sri Lanka supplies about 25% of the world’s tea. The nearly six hundred thousand acres of tea under cultivation provide well over half of the island’s export earnings.