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      McEntee’s Tea Time Moments - Blog

      GOOD NEWS for retailers and food service customers!

      GOOD NEWS for retailers and food service customers!

      Are you in the retail or food service industry and looking to enhance your tea offerings? Look no further! McEntee's Tea, known for their range of high-quality Irish loose teas and teaware, is now available for purchase on Musgraves Online, the largest wholesale marketplace in Ireland.

      What makes McEntee's Tea stand out?

      McEntee's Tea is renowned for its premium selection of Irish loose teas sourced from the finest tea estates. With a focus on quality and authenticity, each tea blend is carefully crafted to deliver a rich and flavorful experience for tea enthusiasts.

      Why choose Musgraves Online for your tea needs?

      As the largest wholesale market in Ireland, Musgraves Online offers a convenient platform for retail and food service professionals to access a wide range of products, including McEntee's Tea. With a seamless ordering process and reliable delivery services, Musgraves Online makes it easy to stock up on premium teas for your business.

      Benefits of adding McEntee's Tea to your offerings

      By incorporating McEntee's Tea into your menu or retail selection, you can elevate the tea experience for your customers. Whether they prefer a classic black tea, a soothing herbal blend, or a refreshing green tea, McEntee's Tea has something for every palate. Stand out from the competition and attract tea connoisseurs with the exceptional quality of McEntee's Tea.

      Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your tea offerings with McEntee's Tea now available on Musgraves Online. Elevate your business with the finest Irish loose teas and teaware that are sure to impress even the most discerning tea lovers.

      Click here if you'd like to get in touch with us about our tea range.

      Exciting News! Enhancements to Our Website for European Customers

      Multi language selection facility on McEntee's Tea website

      At McEntee's Tea, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional tea experiences to customers across Europe. We understand that our diverse community of tea enthusiasts spans various countries, cultures, and languages. That's why we're thrilled to announce significant enhancements to our website, designed to better cater to the needs of our European customers!

      Introducing Enhanced Language and Location Features

      As a business supplying the entirety of Europe with our premium teas, we recognize the importance of providing a seamless and personalized browsing experience. That's why our website now offers enhanced language and location features, ensuring that you can explore our tea range with ease, no matter where you are or what language you speak.

      Automatic Language Detection

      When you visit our website, our advanced system will automatically detect your location and display content in the local language of your region. Whether you're in Berlin, Paris, Rome, or Madrid, you'll be able to browse our tea collection in a language that feels natural and familiar.

      Customizable Language Selection

      We also understand that language preferences may vary, even within the same geographic region. That's why we've added a customizable language selection option, allowing you to choose your preferred language from our range of available options. Whether you prefer English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, or any other language, we've got you covered!

      A Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

      Our goal is to provide you with the best possible tea experience, from the moment you visit our website to the last sip of your favorite blend. With our enhanced language and location features, we're confident that you'll enjoy a more seamless and personalized shopping experience than ever before.

      Join Us on a Journey of Taste and Tradition

      We invite you to visit our website today and explore our exquisite range of teas in your preferred language. Whether you're a connoisseur seeking rare and exotic blends or a tea novice eager to discover new flavors, [Your Company Name] has something for everyone.

      Thank You for Your Continued Support

      We want to express our gratitude for your continued support and loyalty as we embark on this exciting journey of growth and innovation. We look forward to serving you and delighting your senses with the finest teas Europe has to offer!Our products are also available on Amazon throughout Europe and USA

      More and more Restaurants & Cafe's are moving to serving our Loose teas

      More and more Restaurants & Cafe's are moving to serving our Loose teas

      Since January 2022, there has a growing trend in cafes and restaurants globally, including Ireland, to offer loose leaf tea instead of traditional tea bags. This shift was largely due to the increasing demand for higher-quality and more flavorful tea options among consumers who are becoming more health-conscious and interested in premium tea experiences.

      Loose leaf tea offers several advantages over tea bags, including:

      • Better quality: Loose leaf tea is often considered to be of higher quality compared to tea bags as it typically consists of whole or larger tea leaves, which can result in a more flavorful and aromatic brew.
      • Variety and customization: Loose leaf teas come in various types, blends, and flavors, allowing cafes to offer a more extensive selection to cater to diverse consumer preferences. Additionally, customers can often customize their tea by adjusting the quantity and steeping time.
      • Sustainability: Some consumers prefer loose leaf tea due to its reduced packaging and waste compared to individually wrapped tea bags, contributing to sustainability efforts.

      Moving to loose tea couldn't be easier, we offer:

      • Great value 1.3Kg catering boxes with an inner resealable bag.
      • Filter Teapots & Mugs at an affordable price.
      • Fast free shipping over €40, talk to us about our wholesale pricing.
      • Easy Subscription order service.

      Which is healthier Green tea or Black Tea?

      Which is healthier Green tea or Black Tea?

      Both Green Tea and Black Tea offer various health benefits, but they have some differences due to variations in processing and composition.

      Green Tea:

      1. Antioxidants: Green tea is known for its high content of antioxidants, such as catechins, which are believed to have numerous health benefits.
      2. Weight management: Some studies suggest that green tea may help with weight loss and weight management.
      3. Brain health: The antioxidants in green tea have been associated with potential benefits for brain health, including improved cognitive function.
      4. Heart health: Green tea may have a positive impact on heart health by reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
      5. Cancer prevention: Some studies have indicated that Green tea contains a catechin called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and provide other benefits..

      Black Tea:

      1. Antioxidants: While black tea also contains antioxidants, the levels are generally lower compared to green tea.
      2. Loose teas use the whole leaf while the teabags usually use the cut, ground or “dust” leaf. This makes regular teabags produce fewer Antioxidants and more Caffeine than loose teas. Another important factor which you may consider is bleach residue, a chemical, which remains on the teabags.
      3. Study reveals how drinking two or more cups of black tea a day could affect your longevity.
      4. Heart health: Black tea has been associated with potential benefits for heart health, including a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
      5. Digestive health: Black tea may have positive effects on digestive health and gut bacteria.
      6. Tea is rich in polyphenols, which are natural compounds that have health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer.
      7. Energy and alertness: Black tea contains caffeine, which can provide a boost in energy and mental alertness.
      8. Oral health: Some research suggests that black tea may contribute to improved oral health by reducing plaque formation and inhibiting bacteria growth.

      In summary, both green tea and black tea have their own health benefits. Green tea may have a slight edge due to its higher levels of antioxidants, but the specific health goals and preferences of an individual may influence their choice. It's worth noting that adding excessive amounts of sweeteners or milk to either tea can diminish some of their health benefits.

      How to make a delicious cup of Irish tea using our award winning blends of McEntee's loose Tea

      How to make a delicious cup of Irish tea using our award winning blends of McEntee's loose Tea

      To make a delicious cup of Irish tea using McEntee's award-winning blends of loose tea, follow these steps:

      1. Start with quality loose tea: McEntee's is known for their exceptional blends, so ensure you have their loose tea on hand. Choose the blend that suits your taste preferences, such as Irish Breakfast or Irish Afternoon.
      2. Boil fresh water: Fill a kettle with fresh, cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. It's important to use fresh water as it enhances the taste of the tea.
      3. Warm the teapot: To ensure the tea stays hot for longer, preheat your teapot. Pour some boiling water into the teapot, swish it around, and then discard the water.
      4. Measure the loose tea: Use a McEntee's Tea Tea measuring spoon (one spoonful per person). Typically, one teaspoon per cup is a good starting point, but you can adjust according to your taste.
      5. Add the tea to the teapot: Place the measured tea leaves into the preheated teapot. Ideally a teapot with removable strainer should be used or add one of the range of McEntee's Tea steel strainers into your existing teapot. 
      6. Pour hot water over the tea: Carefully pour the boiling water from the kettle over the loose tea leaves in the teapot. For a standard-sized teapot, use approximately one cup (8 fluid ounces) of water per teaspoon of tea.
      7. Steep the tea: Place the lid on the teapot and let the tea steep for about 3 to 5 minutes. Adjust the steeping time based on your preferred strength. Be cautious not to steep for too long, as it may result in a bitter taste.
      8. Stir and strain: After the desired steeping time, gently stir the tea in the teapot to ensure it is evenly brewed. Then, use a tea strainer or an infuser to strain the brewed tea into your cup or teacup.
      9. Optional additions: Irish tea is often enjoyed with milk and/or sugar. Add a splash of milk or your preferred sweetener to taste. You can also enjoy it plain if desired.
      10. Savor and enjoy: Take a moment to appreciate the aroma and flavors of your freshly brewed cup of Irish tea. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

      Remember, personal preferences may vary, so feel free to adjust the steeping time, tea strength, or any other aspect of the brewing process to suit your taste.

      Send the Gift of Irish Tea this Christmas - it's a "Hug in a Mug"!

      Send the Gift of Irish Tea this Christmas - it's a "Hug in a Mug"!

      Best wishes to you all this Christmas from McEntee's Tea!

      Chrstmas is all about sitting down with friends and family over a pot of tea and catching up with a comforting brew.

      Whether you love our tea and want to give it to a tea lover in your life to improve their tea drinking experience this Christmas or just know that everyone need that "tea moment" in their lives , McEntees Tea is there for you.

      As one great mind C.S Lewis put it  “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

      So many reasons to drink and give tea, sure it makes everything right!

      There's a great range of filter teapots, strainers and filter mugs to choose from that can be paired with our many excellent blends of tea, to make the perfect moment for a Christmas Gift this year.

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