Bewley's Decaf Blend 80 Tea Bags (Best By Aug 2019)

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Bewleys Decaf Blend in a Box of 80 Tea Bags
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Bewley's Decaf Blend Tea is expertly crafted to give an exquisite, rich blend, which is decaffeinated carefully so all of its invigorating flavor remains. The Master Blender at Bewley's selects the finest teas from Kenya to bring you the perfect cup of tea that refreshes you any time of the day.

Ingredients:
Tea leaves, decaffeinated.

Brand History:
Bewleys Tea, Dublin Ireland 

Bewley's was established in 1840 and is one of Ireland's leading brands. Today, Bewley's remains a leading household name and is Ireland's leading supplier of quality coffees and teas. Bewley's is best known for its cafes throughout Ireland.

Bewley's is a historic company. In 1835, Charles Bewley imported the first tea into Ireland from China with over 2000 chests of tea. It was the first time tea was shipped direct to Ireland. In 1833, the monopoly held by the East India trading company was broken. Tea merchants all over the world were free to do business. Charles Bewley was the first merchant who exercised that freedom. However, it was Charles brother Joshua that founded the company that was to become Bewley's.

Joshua set up as a tea merchant in 1840, and by 1850, his company, The China Tea Company, was boasting a large client base and brisk sales. In 1875, he moved the company and established a new trading identity there as Charles Bewley and Co. Tea Merchants.

Joshua's son, Ernest, joined his father and brother, Charles, in the firm and worked long hours to build up the shop's trade in tea, sugar, coffee and oriental decorative goods. When brother Charles emigrated in 1890, Ernest was left in charge of the firm. Over the next 40 years, Ernest oversaw development of a new dimension to the business, the Oriental Cafes.

Ernest was a stickler for punctuality and honesty and his pursuit of quality and style was reflected in all aspects of the business. He hired the best continental bakers, dressed the cafes in a richly distinctive oriental decor and kept the menu simple: tea, coffee, rolls, sticky buns and eggs, poached, boiled or scrambled.

In his quest for perfection Ernest acquired a farm and started a Jersey cow herd that provided milk and cream of legendary quality for the cafes. He won prizes at the royal Dublin Show for cattle and butter, his smartly turned out horse drawn delivery vans and even his roses!

For business people and well-heeled shoppers, the Bewley's cafes became favorite meeting places and, in true cafe society style, they were the haunt at various times of artists and writers such as James Joyce and Patrick Kavanagh.

Ernest Bewley's decision in 1927 to embark on his most prestigious venture yet, a cafe in fashionable Grafton Street, was an affirmation of the family's commitment to a city that had come through a period of great political and social change. Fitted out in the distinctive Bewley's style, the new cafe had 6 magnificent stained glass windows commissioned from the artist Harry Clarke. Their rich kaleidoscope of colors still lends an exotic atmosphere to the ground-floor of the Grafton Street site.

Ernest's death in 1932 marked the end of an era for the firm. Despite failing health, he had managed to see the Grafton Street project to completion but was denied the satisfaction of knowing that in ten years' time the cafes would provide 40% of the company's profits.

Victor, Ernest's 20-year-old son, stepped into his father's legendary shoes. Despite being a naturally shy young man, he quickly gained the respect of the staff employed in the three cafes, two bakeries, and a small chocolate factory.

The shortages of the war years brought further changes in eating patterns and a scarcity of tea resulted in an increase in coffee consumption, a trend that had become a permanent one by the 1950's. Today Bewley's continues to be a market leader in both tea and coffee. Maintaining strict control over sourcing and production, Bewley's is your passport to the world of fine teas.


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  • 5
    Bewley's decaf tea

    Posted by Unknown on May 21st 2018

    I have been a fan of Bewley's decaf and Irish breakfast teas for years, ever since a friend brought some back from a trip to Ireland. I drink a lot of tea and have some other favorites as well but Bewley's is the one I use the most, especially the decaf.

  • 4
    decaf Bewley's Tea

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 21st 2018

    I like my original Bewley's fair trade tea, but must drink decaf right now. I suspect that this Decaf is probably the best Tea I can subsstitute. Would recommend it for decafers.

  • 5
    Decaf teas

    Posted by Donny on Feb 21st 2018

    Pretty good for Decaf. Probably 9 out of 10

    Best one by far was Thompson Family Punjana in the blue label. Very very close to regular tea

  • 5
    bewley decaf

    Posted by martin c on Jan 16th 2018

    great tasting tea

  • 5
    tea order

    Posted by Martin C. on Mar 16th 2016

    Service and tea are great will continue to order from you

  • 5
    Wow!

    Posted by Ellen on Jan 9th 2016

    The tea could not have been any better. I enjoy each cup of Bewley's Decaf Tea!

  • 5
    bewley decaf

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 15th 2015

    enjoy it very much

  • 5
    Love that Bewley's Decaf

    Posted by Martha Barnas on Jun 3rd 2015

    Wonderful tea, doesn't taste like decaf. Will purchase again.

  • 5
    Doesn't taste like Decaf

    Posted by Kanjiro on Jun 9th 2014

    This is superb tea, I can drink this and not know it's decaf, really unusual for a decaf tea.

    Bewley's teas are just the best, they are consistently blended and always taste good.

  • 5
    Best tea you'll ever drink.

    Posted by Barb L. on Dec 21st 2013

    I am a tea "snob" and I admit it. I also drink decaf tea in the evening. Most do not taste as good as the real deal. This one does and personally, I would not be able to tell the difference. What a find! (Which I found on QVC, originally and then started buying it on Amazon and also on this site. I drink all of the Bewley's tea and recommend them highly. Even gave up Taylor's of Harrogate and Harrison & Crossfield for this brand. What really amazes me is the reasonable price, cheap, really, for this excellent tea.

  • 5
    A full-flavored decaf

    Posted by TeaBub on Jul 11th 2012

    This decaf is of such quality that even after a 10-minute brew it is still full-flavored and without any bitterness. What's not so great about it - - TeaDog doesn't carry an Irish Breakfast blend of this exceptional decaf tea!

  • 5
    Best decaf I've ever had!

    Posted by Margaret on Jul 25th 2011

    I have tried multitudes of decaf black teas with most of them tasting more of the bag than of the tea. Bewleys gives a consistant, full bodied, flavor that other decaf black teas lack. I love it!