Irish Malt Tea

With Autumn just around the corner, we're getting excited about cosy nights and the arrival of rusty coloured leaves. Our palates are also changing, and we're starting to crave rich and indulgent flavours. With tastes adapting with the seasons, our choice of teas also diverting towards more robust, aromatic and bolder flavours. One of our all-time favourite teas, popular at Cup of Tea H.Q. and with our customers is Irish Malt.  This widely popular Irish Breakfast loose-leaf tea has been specially selected for its robust, spicy Assam flavours.

Irish Malt loose leaf tea lifestyke 

Flavoured with hints if Irish whiskey and real cocoa nibs, this tea is extravagantly malty and utterly tea-licious.

Our customers say, "Recently tried this tea at Ashford Castle in Ireland, and I'm OBSESSED! Just bought a bunch so that I can enjoy it back home in L.A."


A Note on Assam

Assam teas are our favourites for all-day drinking. Perfect any time of year, but especially good towards the end of summer, and at the beginning of Autumn. Perhaps it's the fewer tannins and fuller flavour that makes Assam the ideal tea come September. Or maybe the silky smooth with distinctive malty undertones, that make it so apt for the season, but whatever it is, we're drinking it by the gallon. Assam also lends itself well to the addition of spices and rich natural flavourings like vanilla. Great drunk black, but for those partial to a dash of milk or sugar, Assam is the ideal choice.

If you love robust, indulgent and Autumnal teas like Irish Malt, we have a selection of other teas that are also worth exploring.

From bold and spicy Chai teas to sweet and chocolatey Rooibos, we have the perfect brew for you!


Masala Chai

Our Masala Chai is bursting with flavour as the black Assam tea is combined with Chai spices including ginger, anise, black peppercorns, clove, cinnamon and fennel. This exotic, spicy tea from India is both mysterious and delicious and can be enjoyed on its own or with milk and sugar.

Masala Chai loose leaf tea

Our customers say, "Awesome chai tea. I've tried over 25 Chai teas, and this is by far the tastiest and most flavourful. Enjoy!"



Masala Chai Joy of Tea Teabags

Our Joy of Tea Masala Chai is a classic Indian tea blended with robust Assam and exotic spices. The large teabag provides all the space the tea and spices need to unfurl and deliver the full flavour.

Joy of Tea Masala Chai teabags




Chennai Chai Organic

Our organic Chennai Chai is a traditional Indian spiced tea that is tantalisingly sweet and spicy. The aromatic Indian spiced tea marries the robust and full-bodied taste of black tea with flavours of brazen clove, sweet cinnamon and herbaceous cardamom. The tea has a slightly candied finish.

Chennai Chai loose leaf tea

Our customers say, "A great Chai! Use this to make Chai lattes, and it's amazing. One of the best Chai's I've tried. Will order more for sure."



Rooibos Chai

As a caffeine-free alternative, our Rooibos Chai blend is a carefully blended mix of Rooibos, pieces of cinnamon, ginger, fennel, anise, cloves and cardamom. The brewed tea is colourful, aromatic and tastes earthy and spicy.

Rooibos Chai loose leaf tea

If you want to discover more about our favourite Chai teas, check out our blog!



Rooibos Hot Chocolate

One to try if chocolate is your go-to treat! This is an indulgent blend of fine Rooibos with hints of Irish cream, vanilla and cocoa. This aromatic 'hot chocolate' is like no other!

Rooibos Hot Chocolate loose leaf tea



Rooibos Chocolate Truffle

This cracking herbal and completely caffeine-free tea comes with a chocolatey twist! The addition of honeybush, aromas, cocoa nibs and sunflower blossoms create a real indulgent chocolate truffle infusion that's really hard to beat!

Rooibos Chocolate Truffle loose leaf tea

If you want to discover more about our favourite Rooibos teas, check out our blog!



Irish Tea Cocktail

Whisky and tea are both warming, flavourful and work incredibly well together. The Irish Tea cocktail is a famous one, and there are numerous versions of it, but the original was said to have been invented by Ian McCarthy in a bar in San Fransisco. Likely to have been a warming pick-me-up after a blustery day out, the additional benefits of local honey and fresh lemon make this warming tea cocktail our firm favourite.

Irish Tea Cocktail lifestyle


(per person) 

•          45ml on Irish whisky

•          1 tbsp honey

•          Freshly boiled water

•          1 tsp Irish Breakfast tea

•          Slices of fresh lemon



  • Boil the water in the usual way
  • If preparing from more than one, add one teaspoon of tea per person
  • Steep the tea for a little longer than usual (5 minutes should do it)
  • Strain the tea into a chosen teacup or mug
  • Add honey & lemon and stir until the honey has dissolved
  • Add the whisky and gently stir
  • Have a little taste and add extra honey if you desire
  • Garnish with another lemon slice
  • Enjoy!


Posted by cup of tea admin
4th September 2020

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