I have been meaning to write about Irish tea to which I have taken a liking to over the years..
I am definately a Lyons fan, you won’t find me drinking Barry’s, I am Lyons tea all the way:)
An interesting fact is that Irish people are the largest tea consumers in the World!
On a per head basis the most tea is drunk in the Irish Republic where annual consumption is 2.79 kgs/head. The UK drink a bit less at 2.12 kgs/head. ( quote taken from the Tetley website)
You either drink your tea black or white ( with or without sugar), and if you drink it white, it’s best to put the milk in first , then the sugar, and then add the tea! When you are working you would get tea breaks, and that’s a time to relax, catch up on gossip and have tea or coffee. It’s very much part of Irish life.
I remember that shortly after my boys were born, I was offered tea and toast on a tray in the hospital .
Often when visiting people the first question will be ” what about a cup of tea”?
You might enjoy below clip! *warning* strong language!!!
There are many many other brands available in Ireland, such as: Tetleys, PG Tips, Lipton, Typhoo,Pickwick or Twinings but none of them are Irish brands.
Amazon has a good selection of them, see below links to purchase!