Tea Review – Classic Blend – Barry’s Tea

Tea Selection: Classic Blend

Name: Barry’s

Location: Cork, Ireland



Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:

Barry’s Tea was founded in 1901 by James J. Barry, grandfather of our Chairman, Peter Barry. From the very beginning, quality was at the heart of our family’s business. In 1934, Anthony Barry was awarded the Empire Cup for tea blending, confirming his expertise in the tea trade. This tradition of quality without compromise continues to this day.


In 1960, Peter Barry, Anthony’s son, pioneered the concept of wholesaling tea and began sourcing tea from East Africa. There was an incredible reaction to these new blends, and they became something of a Barry’s Tea signature. It became apparent that the qualities of freshness, flavor and that distinctive golden color were very much unique to our tea.





Connected with Barry’s tea online and I love the history of the company and the commitment to bringing the best tea they can find in classic blends. It’s a great company with a history of renowned teas and and generations of tea knowledge.



Read more about Barry’s Tea on their website: HERE




These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.


Time and Temperature Guide:

Tea      Temperature Minutes

Black      95°C / 205°F 3 – 5

Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4

Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3

Herbal/Tisanes.         100°C / 212°F 5 – 15

** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.



100% Black tea


What the site has to say about their product:

Our Classic blend has always made us proud. Over the years it has remained true to our nature of exemplary standards, this Classic blend is our richest tasting tea, sourced from ten of the finest tea gardens in the world. It is the choice of the tea connoisseur. A cup of our Classic blend is a moment to savor.


COSTS: €2.15 and up

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.




Brewed: Deep brown liquor.


Scent: Believe it or not a vegetal scent on first brew.


Flavor: This is a deep tea with a very bitter flavor a bit tart and a woody note. I added a sugar design by Artisan Sugar and wow it really lite this tea up to amazing. I like my teas without sugar but this one for me would be something I would enjoy sweetened.


Sentiments: The one thing I did notice about these teas is the strength of them, they are a strong tea and I love that it does not take 3 tea bags to make a good strong morning or afternoon tea. This tea is going to become one of the staples in your cabinet for sure.



My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.


Till next sip…



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