Bewleys Tea continued its winning ways. Bewleys won a Gold and Bronze in the National Irish Food Awards. Bewleys Original Blend Tea won a Gold and Bewleys Irish Afternoon Tea (box of 80 tea bags) won a Bronze. The National Irish Food Awards, also known as the Blas na hÉireann in Irish, was started by a group of Irish food producers and grocers. They wanted to bring increased attention to the high quality of Irish foods.