Bewley's Irish Breakfast 80 Tea Bags (Best By Feb 2020)

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Bewleys Irish Breakfast in a Box of 80 Tea Bags
Get Bewleys Irish Breakfast Loose in a 250 Grams/8.8 Ounces Box or Bewleys Irish Breakfast in a Box of 25 Individually Wrapped Tea Bags if you prefer.

To create Irish Breakfast, the tea makers at Bewley's blend tea leaves from different countries and regions to create a unique taste. Bewley's Irish Breakfast is a blend of tea leaves from Rwanda, Assam and Darjeeling. Bewley's Irish Breakfast Tea has a creamy, malt flavor and a full bodied taste. Bewley's Irish Breakfast Tea has a strong flavor is best enjoyed with the addition of milk. The front of each box features an image of Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland.

But, what do tea drinkers say about Bewleys Irish Breakfast Tea:

Tea leaves from Africa (Rwanda) and India (Assam and Darjeeling).

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

    Posted by Amy M on Sep 13th 2018

    I oredered several different types of tea, all are fantastic. The order arrived quickly. Very pleased

  • 5
    One Great Tea!

    Posted by CWN on Aug 27th 2018

    I have been drinking this tea for well over 10 years. It's very delicious and the only tea I will drink to wake me up every morning.

  • 5
    wonderful flavor

    Posted by Maureen on Aug 21st 2018

    I purchased this tea and also the Dublin Morning tea. Honestly, I love both of them. They both have robust flavors that make them a total delight to drink.
    When I was a little girl my father and his sister always had their tea time. They used a lot of milk in the tea. I no longer use anything in my tea and enjoy the wonderful full flavors.

  • 5
    My favorite tea!

    Posted by Sue on Jun 19th 2018

    I first found Bewley's Irish Breakfast tea in a small Irish themed store in Michigan. I had difficulty finding this particular tea anywhere in a store. I found Teadog online and could not be more pleased! I had the tea inside of a week - exactly when Teadog said it would arrive.
    Bewley's Irish tea is a very flavorful, smooth black tea. No other Irish tea is as flavorful as Bewley's. Thank you Teadog!

  • 5
    Bewley's Irish Breakfast Tea

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  • 5
    morning tea

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 1st 2018

    I alternate between Bewley's Irish Breakfast and Bewley's Dublin Morning. They are my go-to morning teas and I love both of them.

  • 5
    Best tea ever!

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 14th 2017

    I first tried this tea while in Ireland and fell in love with it instantly. Not bitter and not too strong. A very smooth blend of tea. Good morning, noon or night. I never have the jitters when I drink this tea.

  • 4
    Ok, not great

    Posted by J Stein on Jun 22nd 2017

    The new blend has the body, but I miss the lovely Assam aromas of the prior blend. I'll buy it again, but with extra boxes of Assam.

  • 4
    Really good English breakfast tea

    Posted by RobbyLee on Mar 9th 2017

    Found this brand while visiting Ireland. I've converted from being a long time coffee drinker to a tea drinker enjoying Bewley's in the morning and throughout the day. These are not individually packaged teabags, but rather a large box of bags. Very satisfied.

  • 5

    Posted by Marion on Jul 19th 2016

    I ordered 4 different tea's and this is my favorite. They are all very good and I will be ordering again. All of Bewley's products are good.

  • 5

    Posted by Marion on Jul 19th 2016

    I ordered 4 different tea's and this is my favorite. They are all very good and I will be ordering again. All of Bewley's products are good.

  • 5

    Posted by P. on Jun 24th 2016

    Excellent tea. Excellent delivery--speedy. Fresh--with a very long shelf-life date. Excellent teadog!! Thank you for great service and posting the tea's expiration date. Well done.