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I love my tea.  I probably wouldn’t be wholly Irish if I didn’t LIKE tea…. but I LOVE my tea.

Did you know that the Irish are world leaders in the amount of tea we drink?  Mind you I think I would dispute the figure of 7 lbs of leaf tea per capita per annum.  We drink at least a pound of tea a week in this house – and there are only two of us.

So if I am doing the sums right that means we drink 26 lbs of tea each per annum!!  We may well be the cause of Ireland topping the league of tea drinkers.

And none of that dust in a bag stuff.  We drink tea.  Proper leaf tea which is made in an unwashed teapot!!! 🙂

As you can see I have an array of teapots…. the little one we use to make speciality tea …. no cross-contamination going on in this house 🙂

four tea pots

Some time ago the nice folks at Robert Roberts  sent us a tin of their Campbell’s Tea.  Alfie always claimed it was nicer than my preferred cuppa – Barry’s Gold Blend.

So the tea wars commenced.

Barrys Tea v Campbells Tea

For a couple of days we alternated between Campbell’s and Barry’s.  Then we did a few days of one, and then the other.

I eventually got used to the different flavour of the Campbell’s….. but I’m sorry I won’t be shifting from Barry’s anytime soon.

The Campbell’s taste was nice but to get the required ‘strength’ and depth of tea I found you had to use almost 50% more to match the Barry’s Tea.

I do love the yellow Campbell’s tin though!

It is still sitting in the kitchen awaiting an appropriate use.  It is way too nice to be ditched.

Thank you again to the folks at Robert Roberts for sending us their lovely tea – and for starting a Tea War in the house!

So the result……  an even split…. Alfie still prefers the Campbell’s Tea and Barry’s Tea still gets my no. 1 vote 🙂

 

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