Guide to Selecting the Best Type of Bewley's Tea for You

Sep 28th 2018

If you are unsure about the type of Bewley's Tea you prefer, start with this guide. Get facts about each type of Bewley's Tea, such as tasting notes, box color, how the tea brews, and availability in tea bags or loose form.

Bewley's blends tea leaves from Africa and India. About 80% of the tea used is African. Tea from Africa tastes the best when used with the Irish water.

Each type of Bewley's is a different blend of these teas. Blending various types and amounts of tea creates different tastes. Various Irish tea brands blend tea in different combination. Bewley's Tea are still blended and made in Ireland.

Tips When Shopping For Bewley's Tea: * All Bewley's Tea have a "Best By" date stamped on the side of the box. Make sure you get a box with the "Best By" date at least a few months in the future. When shopping on the Internet, make sure this date is provided for you. Get complete details on the "Best By" date and understand what this term means. * Make sure you get authentic Bewley's Tea, which still are made in Ireland.

Bewley's Irish Breakfast Taste Notes: Creamy, malty flavor and full-bodied taste. Made from 100% tea from India: Assam and Darjeeling. Was the tea served in Bewleys Cafes in Ireland. Box Color: Yellow. Brews: Dark color. Available in: Bewley's Irish Breakfast 80 tea bag box or box of 25 individually wrapped tea bags or Bewley's Irish Breakfast 8.8 ounces of loose tea

Bewley's Irish Afternoon Taste Notes: Lighter than Irish Breakfast tea but has a much stronger jolt. Great tea for an afternoon pickup. Tea bags are individually wrapped in a green packet with a string and tag. Box Color: Dark green with black trim. Brews: Rich, golden orange color. Available in: Bewleys Irish Afternoon 25 individually wrapped tea bags or Bewley's Irish Afternoon 8.8 ounces of loose tea.

Bewleys Green Label Taste Notes: Strong and pure in flavor, full-bodied Popularity: Tea is grown in Kenya near the shores of Lake Victoria Box Color: Dark green with black trim Brews: Golden Color Available in: Bewley's Green Label 80 tea bag box

Bewley's Dublin Morning Taste Notes: Full-bodied. Box Color: Dublin's famous Ha'Penny Bridge on front of box. Brews: Golden deep orange color. Available in: Bewley's Dublin Morning 80 tea bag box

Bewley's Decaffeinated Taste Notes: Full-bodied decaf tea. Box Color: Blue Brews: Light color. Available in: Bewley's Decaffeinated tea bags

Bewley's Earl Grey Taste Notes: Fruity, light and aromatic flavor. Tea bags are individually wrapped in a grey packet with a string and tag. Box Color: Grey with black trim. Brews: Golden color. Available in: Bewley's Earl Grey box of 25 individually wrapped tea bags

Bewley's Darjeeling Taste Notes: Champagne of teas. Light, floral and fragrant flavor. Tea bags are individually wrapped in a red packet with a string and tag. Box Color: Dark red with black trim. Brews: Light color Available in: Bewley's Darjeeling box of 25 individually wrapped tea bags

Bewley's Cafes If you have been to Dublin, you have probably been to one of the Bewley's Cafes. The most famous is on Grafton Street in Dublin. A few years ago, the Grafton Street Cafe closed as a Bewley's Cafe, but later it re-opened as shops and restaurants.

Irish Poet Brendan Kennelly Said Bewley's Cafe in Grafton Street was the "heart and the hearth of Dublin." Kennelly said Dublin would not be Dublin without Bewley's.

Irish TV Special on Closing of Bewley's Grafton Street Cafe Watch a 1 hour special from Irish television on the closing of Bewleys Grafton St Cafe. Video from Irish television. (Requires RealPlayer and opens in a new window)

Grafton Street Cafe Re-opens The Grafton Street Cafe re-opened as shops and restaurants. See what is in the new cafe.