McEntee’s Fine Teas is a family business run by married couple, Donal and Helen McEntee in Co. Louth, Ireland. We are both passionate about our tea and craved the perfect strong soothing cuppa.
We feel it’s important to bring back better grades of tea and this can be tasted in the quality of our loose tea’s.
We wanted to offer this improved tea experience alongside the filters and teapots to facilitate the move from teabags.
Our passion is driven by two other beliefs, firstly loose tea is better for the environment and secondly it’s better for you. We focus on tea blends which are unmistakably Irish, rich in tradition and flavour, consistent with our commitment to bring us back to a better tasting, quality cup of tea.
Our blends of Irish Tea have been carefully crafted by us both over a long period of tastings. We sourced our Black Teas from all over the world tasting teas from the finest gardens in lndia, Kenya and Ceylon. Our desire was to find that balance in our blends that combined the malty deep taste of the finest Assam teas with the distinctive fragrant and lemony taste of Ceylon Teas for our Breakfast blend and with the brisk, full-bodied Kenyan teas for our Gold blend. Having tasted hundreds of teas we found what we feel are the perfect blends. To complete our products sustainably, we looked to create and source our packaging locally. We worked with local lrish designers and packaging companies to create the products in the format they're in today.
We recently won a Gold Award in the Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2020 for our Irish Afternoon Blend and a Gold Star Great Taste Award for our Mint and Nettle Infusion. This follows our success in 2019 when their teas won Gold (Mint & Nettle), Silver (Gold Blend) & Bronze (Irish Breakfast) at the Blas Irish Food Awards.