Barry’s Tea was founded in Cork, in 1901 by James J. Barry.
Our values reflect those of a family business which started with our commitment to deliver the finest quality teas to you, each and every day.
We’re a passionate bunch, always improving - whether it’s the introduction of new blends or innovating our packaging to become more sustainable, we hold ourselves to the highest standards.
We continue to make sustainability as much of a priority to our business as it is to you and our other loyal tea fans. After significant investment in the redesign and development of our machinery, 100% of our black tea range, produced in Cork and available in shops are biodegradable. Since the end of September 2021 all of our Fruit, Herbal and Green teas are now also biodegradable. We’re a long way into our sustainability journey and are proud of our continued progress.We started on our sustainability journey some time ago. Our tea boxes are 100% recyclable, and printed using vegetable-based inks. The plastic over-wrap on our boxes is also recyclable.
Our products are Rainforest Alliance Certified™ - meaning our tea is grown and harvested on farms and estates that promote environmental, social and economic sustainability.
For an independent, family-owned, Irish business, each milestone we reach is - one step closer to a greener and more sustainable product. We credit our team’s passion and ambition in making these positive changes and we look forward to continuing to push for innovative, sustainable practices in our tea making.
We will keep you updated on our progress, as it happens.