Irish Breakfast Tea
For those coffee-lovers who claim that tea just doesn’t have enough kick – this is the tea for you. Irish breakfast tea is stronger than English breakfast blends, and if you leave it to steep for very long at all it will give you a kick in the seat that will propel you through the entire day. Irish Breakfast Tea produces a rich, liquoring cup that is full-bodied, brisk, and malty. Blended from black teas such as Assam teas and Sri Lankan teas, a cup of Irish Breakfast tea becomes stronger the longer it brews.
Commonly drunk with milk (not cream), or straight with a squeeze of lemon, this tea acts as a gentle stimulant; it can be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening. However, in order to get the most benefit out of Darjeeling tea, it is advised to consume the tea without milk and sugar. The reason for this is that milk lessens most of the useful effects of this tea.
Instead, you can use a pinch of lemon juice to enhance the taste of the tea. However, do consult your nutritionist to better understand if tea drinking is suitable to your health.
The following health benefits may accompany consumption of Irish Breakfast Tea:
Similar to other forms of black tea, Irish Breakfast Tea comprises of beneficial antioxidants that are called flavonoids. These flavonoids combat cellular damage, which is a key cause of many serious health ailments like atherosclerosis and cancer. The detoxifying properties of antioxidants protect cells from the harm linked to free radicals. Frequent tea intake may thus act as a measure for atherosclerosis prevention. Flavonoids also inhibit clotting of blood platelets thus improving the function of blood vessels and helping to ensure the healthy flow of blood in the body thereby minimizing the risk of dangerous blood clots that can lead to strokes and heart attack.