As the days grow warmer and summer beckons us outdoors, there's no better time to indulge in the timeless tradition of tea. Here at Ashford Castle, we are delighted to unveil our newly designed tea tin, part of the exquisite Ashford Castle Collection. This is now available to buy at Mrs Tea's Boutique and Bakery, a haven for tea aficionados and those seeking a delightful culinary experience. We invite you to explore the wonderful offerings at Mrs Tea's, where every visit promises a taste of luxury and tradition.

Discover Our Exquisite Tea Blends

At Ashford Castle, we pride ourselves on curating a selection of the finest tea blends, each with its unique character and charm. Whether you're a seasoned tea enthusiast or just beginning your journey, our collection has something to entice every palate:

  • Irish Breakfast Tea: A robust and invigorating blend, perfect for starting your day.
  • Irish Afternoon Gold: A smooth and rich tea, ideal for a leisurely afternoon.
  • Irish Whiskey Cream Tea: A unique blend with a hint of Irish whiskey, offering a warm, comforting flavour.
  • Morgentau: A refreshing and fragrant tea that captures the essence of morning dew.
  • Tippy Earl Grey: A sophisticated blend with a distinctive bergamot aroma.
  • Granny’s Garden: A delightful fruity tea that evokes memories of a summer garden.

Meet Thomas Conroy, Our Tea Master

Thomas Conroy, our esteemed Tea Sommelier, brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to Ashford Castle. As the Supervisor in The Connaught Room and The Dungeon, Thomas has been an integral part of our team since October 2019. His journey with tea took a significant step forward in May 2022 when he travelled to Frankfurt to complete the prestigious Ronnefeldt Tea Master training. 

Thomas's love for tea is deeply rooted in his half-English and half-Irish heritage, cultures renowned for their appreciation of tea. He fondly recalls how he fell in love with the service and elegance of tea in The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle. According to Thomas, the exceptional quality of the tea leaves, particularly from Ronnefeldt, sets our tea apart. When asked to choose his favourite tea, Thomas likened it to picking a favourite child, but eventually revealed his top three: Morgentau, Granny's Garden and Irish Breakfast. 

The Pantry

In addition to our exquisite teas, The Pantry, part of Mrs Tea's, offers a delightful array of gourmet chocolates, hampers, as well as a stunning collection of Ashford tea cups and mugs for guests to enjoy. These beautifully crafted items are perfect both as gifts or as charming additions to your own tea ritual.