In 1835, Samuel Bewley and his son Charles Bewley imported nearly 3,000 chests of tea from China. It's doubtful that either Samuel or Charles foresaw the effect this beginning would have on the fabric of Dublin life. In 1840, the Bewley's company was formed. By 1870, Samuel's other sons, Joshua and Thomas, had expanded into sugar refining and bakery manufacturing as well.
Then in 1893, Joshua's son Ernest introduced coffee to the Irish public. From his premises in central Dublin, he demonstrated the art of coffee making, whilst his wife prepared freshly baked scones. The rest is history. By 1927 Bewley's had grown to include cafes, shops, bakeries, and a handmade chocolate factory.
Bewley's cafes became the place to meet, relax, enjoy good food, think, and write. Indeed, some of Ireland's most famous literary sons have succumbed to the lure of Bewley's legendary cafes. Brendan Behan, Patrick Kavanagh, and James Joyce among others have all enjoyed the hospitality that is Bewley's.
This fine breakfast blend consists of top quality small leaf Darjeeling and top quality Rwandan and Assam Indian teas. It has a creamy, malt flavor with a pleasant aftertaste. This is the tea that is served in Bewley's Cafes in Ireland. Its strong flavor is best complemented by the addition of milk.
- Contains 80 tea bags.
- 2012 Gold Medal Winner at the Guild of Fine Food's Great Taste Awards in the UK.