Barry's Tea

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Barry's Tea
Founded Cork, Ireland (1901)
Headquarters Cork, Ireland
Key people
James J. Barry
Products Black Teas, Green Teas & Fruit and Herbal Teas
Number of employees
65 (2015)

Barry's Tea is a family-owned Irish tea company founded in 1901 by James J. Barry in Cork City. Until the 1960s, tea was sold from a shop in Prince's Street, but thereafter the company expanded its wholesaling and distribution operations.

By the mid-1980s Barry's Tea had become a national brand. According to their website, they are currently responsible for 38% of all tea sales in the Irish market (which is worth an estimated €85 million annually).[1] Today, Barry's Tea is also available in the United Kingdom, Spain, and in some areas of Canada, Australia, France, Luxembourg and the United States where there are significant Irish immigrant communities.

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