Bewley's Gold Blend 80 Tea Bags (Best By Jun 2020)

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Bewleys Gold Blend in a Box of 80 Tea Bags
Bewley's signature award winning tea. Bewley’s Gold Blend is the Master Blender’s choice of the finest quality teas carefully selected from around the world. Teas grown on the highest slopes of Mount Kenya bring a fresh, rich flavor. Tea from Assam in India adds an excellent, full-bodied character. Rwandan leaves finish the blend with a glorious, deep golden color.

Ingredients:
Tea from Kenya and Rwanda in Africa and Assam in India.

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 is the BEST

    Posted by JollyMon on Feb 2nd 2018

    I often order Bewley's because I enjoy a cup of fine tea at least twice a day.
    Consistency is what I always fine with Bewley's.

  • 5
    Delicious

    Posted by Shari on May 16th 2017

    This blend of tea is just delicious.

  • 5
    Delicious

    Posted by Shari on May 15th 2017

    This blend of tea is just delicious.

  • 5
    Tea order Bewley's

    Posted by Christa Allen on Mar 24th 2017

    Excellent products I always buy my tea from your Company.

  • 5
    Love Bewley's Gold

    Posted by JW on Mar 22nd 2016

    When this was known as Bewley's Clipper Gold it became my favorite tea and ultimately why I now prefer tea over coffee. I have been trying different black teas and especially gold blends over the years and always come back to Bewley's Gold.

  • 5
    Great way to start my day!

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 2nd 2016

    A large mug of Bewley's Gold is the best part of my morning! Its robust but smooth character make it a favorite with me and my family.

  • 5
    Good Gold Blend

    Posted by Christina Slayton on Jan 6th 2016

    so good I ran out, just ordered more.

  • 5
    Bewley's Gold Blend Tea

    Posted by Carol on Nov 12th 2015

    I have always loved the Irish Gold Blend teas since I was introduced to them about 10 years ago. I was given a box of Lyon's Gold and it was love at first sip. The supermarkets stopped carrying this brand, and only stocked Barry's, which was a close second. I decided to order Lyon's again online and came across Bewley's Gold based on some rave reviews. According to my taste buds, the reviews were correct! This tea is by far the best of the three gold blends I have tried, and will be my brand in the future. Teadog delivered quickly and my tea was well protected in the package.

  • 5
    Bewley's Gold Blend Tea

    Posted by MB Sims on Mar 12th 2014

    Had it in Ireland and never quite got over it. It's a favorite I buy for myself and give as gifts to others. Happy to find it here at home.

  • 5
    A great gift

    Posted by Kait on Jan 17th 2014

    I travelled to Ireland in 2011, and my tea- drinking habits have never been the same since. I tried all kinds of tea in Dublin, Galway, Sligo, and in the Aran Islands, but Bewley's is by far my favorite. Once I got home, I bought a box for my grandfather's birthday. Since he is officially "hooked" as well, it has become a tradition for me to buy him at least one box every year. Many great memories have been made over a steaming cup o' Bewley's, and here is what he said about it:

    The Bewley's Gold continues to be my favorite. I usually only drink any other if I run out of it. And Tea Dog is a great source: when I've had computer issues ordering online, I've picked up the phone, called them, and my favorite tea shows up a couple of days later on my doorstep. I think I'll go get the water going in the kettle...

  • 5
    Bewley's Gold and Teadog

    Posted by Mary Ann Jones on Jan 4th 2014

    I first had Bewley's tea in Ireland and fell in love with it. For years, however, I did not know that it was possible to get Bewley's tea in the US. Then I came across Teadog and was reunited with my beloved Bewley's (Gold Blend is the one I like). A day without Bewley's in the AM is off to a bad start.

    In addition to loving Bewley's, I love Teadog for their personable, friendly, and highly efficient service.

  • 5
    Awesome as always

    Posted by rachel m bell on Jul 22nd 2013

    Bewley's has a tradition and history of making superior teas and this is just another excellent quality one to add to the them....try them all you can not go wrong