Thursday, 7 October 2010

Ah, go on

Every time Mrs Doyle the housekeeper in Father Ted ("Ah go on, go on, go on, go on") opens a cupboard, she is buried by an avalanche of Barry's tea. Barry's is something of an institution in Ireland, and the Irish drink more tea per capita than any other country in the world. Founded in 1901, by James A Barry, the company specialises in high-quality tea. Barry's three blends, Classic, Gold Blend and Green Label, consist primarily of tea grown in East Africa with a percentage of Indian blended in, giving them a depth and richness in colour and taste. 

As I've said many times before, I do love tea. But it must be strong and full of flavour. And I still claim Irish Ancestry, (even if I can't find it through my father's surname), through my Great Grandma Dunne. So it gave me great pleasure when I unwrapped my Nephew's gift on Saturday and found three packs of Barry's tea, two loose-leaf and one Tea Bags.

Do have a cup.

No? Ah go on, go on, go on, go on.

You won't? Ah you will, you will, you will, you will.