History of Barry’s Tea of Ireland

The history of some of the famous brands of tea is fascinating. Some brands of tea we sell go back many years. Barrys Tea of Cork, Ireland is one such brand. We include the history of the brands of tea we offer at teadog.com. In case you missed it, here is a summary of the history of Barry’s Tea.

Barry’s Tea has a long established reputation as Ireland’s leading tea company. The company was founded in 1901 by James J. Barry. Since its inception, Barry’s Tea was known for providing high quality tea.

In 1934, Barry’s Tea was awarded the Empire Cup for tea blending. Until the 1960’s, Barry’s Tea was sold mainly from a shop on Prince’s Street in Cork, Ireland. Since then, Barry’s Tea has expanded to include 30% of the Irish tea market.

To ensure you have a perfect cup of tea every time, Barry’s Tea carefully selects tea from the best tea estates in the world. Barry’s Tea is blended mainly from African teas with some Indian teas. The highlands of Africa produce tea year round, which guarantees constant freshness, crucial to maintaining Barry’s high standards of quality. One distinctive feature of East African teas is the rich, golden color. Tea from India keeps Barry’s Tea rich and diverse.

Barry’s tea blenders are experts in their field and have carefully passed knowledge and expertise down through generations, which ensures Barry’s always has the highest possible quality standards and the most refreshing tea.


  1. Do you have tours of the company or a store front in Cork? We are visiting the area in July and thought it would be a fun thing to do as we really enjoy your tea.

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