GROWING TEA IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Not content to trot the globe learning about the industry at source and what makes a great cuppa from our valued supply chain (it’s a hard life, eh..), we decided to start our own tea garden right here on the beautiful shores of Strangford Lough, in Northern Ireland! All in the name of adventure and that eternal thirst for learning, it has been no mean feat. Now our young tea bushes are established in their 3rd year of development in the Portaferry Tea Garden.
Check out our NI Tea Garden journey here: Link to full blog
Listen to Annie talking about the NI Tea Garden here
See the Tea Garden’s development in all its glory on the beautiful programme ‘The Chronicles of Strangford Lough’ (yes, we are very lucky to live here ?) link
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Don’t just take our word for it that we strive to be the best – here’s what the industry has to say about our products, team members, and the way we do business!
SPECIALITY TEA TRAINING ASSOCIATION (S.T.T.A.)
The experts at Suki Tea Makers applied their wealth of knowledge around orthodox tea and trends and developments in the foodservice industry to create a range of accredited courses, with the most popular being ‘Foundation in Speciality Tea’, already undertaken by hundreds of people within our café industry network.
BE BETTER, BOLDER AND STRONGER – MAKING REAL AND LASTING IMPACTS THROUGH INDUSTRY BODIES AND OUR NETWORK OF SUPPORT
Doing business the right way enriches our experiences and our network. Here are just a few of the boards, bodies and committees that we contribute to when we are not selling a truly great, honest cuppa:
- European Speciality Tea Association – Board member Oscar Woolley https://specialityteaeurope.com/
The European Speciality Tea Association is an inclusive organisation whose mission is to create and inspire excellence in the speciality tea community through innovation, research, education and communication
- Fairtrade Belfast Steering Group – Vice-Chairperson Anne Irwin https://www.northernirelandfairtrade.org/
- Environmental Leadership Team member – Anne Irwin https://www.bitcni.org.uk/leadership-teams/environment/
- Founding member of the Responsible Small Business Network (Business in the Community, NI) https://www.bitcni.org.uk/