Belfast’s Suki Tea Makers among top three tea companies

Suki Tea Makers, the multi-award winning Belfast specialist in a range of premium teas and infusions, has been named among the UK’s best tea producers.

The small business, formed by Anne Irwin and Oscar Woolley in 2005, has been listed in the top three finalists for the prestigious Best Tea Company at the London Coffee Festival which runs from 31 March to 3 April at Truman’s Brewery in London’s Brick Lane. The other contenders are Tea Pigs and the Brew Tea Company.

The festival, launched 11 years ago, celebrates the achievements of the UK coffee and industry.

With over 7,000 visitors and 100 exhibitors in its first year, it became pretty clear that the festival was giving the coffee and creative community exactly what it wanted – and what London’s speciality coffee scene deserved, and it still does! This year 30,000 coffee and tea lovers and industry professionals are expected to attend.

The event features an extensive programme of events and tastings covering most types of coffee and tea as well as the latest equipment, demonstrations from world-class baristas and interactive workshops.

Suki Tea Makers is now among Northern Ireland must successful and awarded companies in Northern Ireland. It has won UK Great Taste Awards for its products which are widely available throughout Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  

The company, based in west Belfast, currently exports teas and infusions to Japan, Rwanda, Kenya, Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. It sources its tea from a range of ethical and quality focused suppliers.

Suki Tea Makers is also behind a innovative project to grow tea at a small garden in Portaferry, county Down.