I've been drinking Barry's Tea, no I've not pinched a bloke called Barry's brew from him but its an Irish blend of tea I found in my local Asda.
I think it comes very close to the Guinness I have now had to sacrifice since going gluten free, I miss you so much Guinness! Barry's do a good job though with this tea. I think it is a really nice brew.
Barry's Tea was founded in 1901 by James J. Barry and turned into a very long and successful family business. Up until the 60's the tea was mainly sold from a shop in Cork but as it became more popular sales spread to the rest of the country and further a field. They sell a good range of tea such as:
Signature Blends in Gold Blend, Irish Breakfast, Decaf, Classic Blend and Original
Loose Leaf Tea in Gold Blend, Classic Blend, and Original Blend
Speciality Teas in Earl Grey and Rooibos
Green Teas in Organic, Natural, Lemon, Mint, and Apple and Pear
Fruit & Infusions which include Organic Peppermint, Organic Camomile, Very Berry and Lemon & Ginger
They are available online to buy and you can read more about the story behind The Barry family and their tea at
I would definitely try another blend, I'm actually drinking the Irish Breakfast Blend while writing this now, I know, and it's evening. We all know though that breakfast tea is an all day tea, but to be honest it was the only blend they had in Asda but I may visit the website store myself and purchase some more.
I will soon need a shed to keep all my tea in, I seem to be buying it faster than I can drink it. Oh that gives me an idea of a tea shed, with all my tea and teapots, a big old fashioned chair and kettle. I could just go down to the bottom of the garden to escape, like a woman cave. I feel an entry to 'Shed of the Year' coming on.
So try a bit of Barry's Tea, I can recommend it. I could see myself stepping away from my tea shed, returning to the Emerald Isle and sitting in front of the beautiful scenery with a nice mug of Barry's, ahhhhh perfect!
Thanks for reading and daydreaming with me too today. I will be back tomorrow, if I haven't popped on the next Irish Ferry for a bit of Whatever Wednesday.
Take care for now........
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