Did you know that the Irish have the highest per-capita consumption of tea in the world? They like to drink it with sugar and lots of milk and it has to be strong. That’s how I like mine, but minus the sugar.
There is an Irish saying that a good cuppa should be “strong enough for a mouse to trot on”.
The most well known tea store in Ireland is Barry’s. I’ve had this brand of tea and it is delicious. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to visit Bewley’s Café on Grafton Street in Dublin. They have been in business since the 1840’s.
Today is a good day to bake a lovely loaf of Irish soda bread to enjoy with a robust cup of black tea. I can already taste the warm thick slices spread with plenty of butter.
Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.