Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  Time to start bringing out the shamrocks, green decorations, and traditional Irish recipes (Irish soda bread, anyone?), it’s St. Patrick’s Day once again! In the US, people wear green, go to pubs, attend parades, and make corned beef and cabbage. In Northern Ireland and Ireland, it’s an entirely different story. It’s a public holiday …

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Shamrocks and Tea

Shamrocks are associated with Ireland and so is tea. So, like the transitive property of equality (if a=b and b=c, then a=c), it is safe to conclude that shamrocks and tea just naturally go together. Small wonder it pops up on the tea table. What is a shamrock? There seem to be no easy answers …

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8 Things to Know About the Irish and Tea

Ireland and tea go together like holly and ivy, like Wooster and Jeeves, like flowers and vases…well, you know what I mean. Time for some more details just in case you end up popping over there for a cuppa some day. 1 Ireland has fallen to #3 world-wide for tea drinking per capita Well, it’s …

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5 “Lucky” March Teas Not to Miss!

The third month of the year is beginning, and here’s hoping the weather is more like a lamb than a lion…and definitely not as tough on some of you, especially in Southern and East Coast states, as last month was. Green is the color most associated with March, due to that special day when everyone …

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The Tea of the Irish

For some mysterious reason March seems to be the time of the year when many people turn their thoughts to all things Irish. But seriously. Of course the impetus for all of this Irish-centric behavior is the occasion of St. Patrick's Day, an official holiday in Ireland and a few other points around the globe …

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The Story of Bewley’s, an Irish Fave Tea

There was a time when tea was unknown on the “Emerald Isle” that we call Ireland. And then came people with entrepreneurial spirit who thought, “Hey, I think some tea would go over big here.” One of these people was Samuel Bewley, founder of what is now a top tea brand in not just Ireland …

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