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117 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Luxury loose leaf teas, handcrafted tea blends and fine tea ware. ArtfulTea: where the ordinary experience of drinking tea becomes extraordinary.

Tea Wisdom

Irish Breakfast Tea

Nick Rose


Morning: It’s the start of a brand-new day, and you never know what opportunities are waiting for you until you take it on. Get the energy you need to shake things up by stepping out of the coffee zone and trying something different. Even if you’re not usually a tea drinker, you’ve probably heard of English Breakfast Tea, one of the most popular and versatile black tea blends available.

Irish Breakfast Tea, however, is ideal for those of you who need that extra caffeine jolt to get you going in the morning. It’s one of the strongest black tea blends, both in terms of flavor and stimulation, and so it’s traditionally served with cream and sugar. There’s no right or wrong way to drink it, though, so if you like your coffee black, chances are good that you’ll enjoy Irish Breakfast Tea on its own as well.

This popular blend is made by both companies large and small, and can often be found in convenient teabags. We’re partial to loose-leaf, though, since it allows us the opportunity to select the best-quality whole tea leaves and buds so that every cup is sensational.

We use a traditional blend of black teas, including Irish Breakfast’s star, Assam. It’s a strong, tropically-sourced tea that is known not only for its wake-up qualities but also for its rich color: it helps to lend every cup of Irish Breakfast tea its beautiful, dark red color. Of course, the best companion for a cup of this tea is a full Irish breakfast - complete with bacon, eggs, baked beans and grilled tomatoes. Now THAT’S a lucky way to start the day!