Tea Review – Gold 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 famous signature blend. Sourced from the finest tea gardens of Rwanda, Kenya and the Assam Valley of India, our Gold Blend is famous for its rich golden color and much loved taste. Gold blend is known to be Ireland’s favorite tea, a tea that enriches every moment.




COSTS: €1.99 and up

Price may vary according to the amount purchased.



Brewed: A deep darker liquor


Scent: Vegetal scent (surprising I know right, from a black tea however, it depends on where and how the tea was processed).


Flavor: This is a more mild tea then their classic and with a slight bitter tea, this would make an amazing iced tea as well.



Sentiments: These teas are dark, and brew much deeper then traditional ones I know of in the States. I like that and the flavor is robust and pronounced. The vegetal scent is not evident in the flavor at all.


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


Till next sip…



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