Another Boston Tea Party?


Who would have thought that an article about Punjana Tea, written in 2007 by a Boston lady, would spark the launch, then  sensational  growth of, Punjana Irish Breakfast Tea sales, down the Eastern seaboard of the USA from Maine to Georgia.

The lady in question, Denise Dube, a respected magazine foodie columnist, was  visiting a friend of Irish descent, who invited her for afternoon tea and introduced her to Punjana Tea . Denise immediately  fell in love with Punjana, contacted the Thompson family and arranged a visit to the Punjana factory in Belfast , wrote an article about Punjana  in a USA magazine,  and created such interest that Punjana developed and then launched Punjana Irish Breakfast on an unsuspecting American public back in the Fall of 2008.

..but keep the Punjana!

18 months later, and following rave reviews from both U.S.  tea drinkers and retailers (see the comments page on our website),  Punjana Irish Breakfast is now available across a range of U.S. retail outlets down the Eastern Seaboard stretching from Portland in the North (selected Hannafords Supermarkets – Reny Maine stores), down to Boston (selected Stop and Shop, Hannafords, Roche Bros, Daves, Donelans and Christmas Tree Shops) further south to  New York (selected Stop and Shop, Foodtown and Shoprite stores) and then on down to the Carolinas (Fresh Market stores) with the most recent development,  a nationwide listing in Big Lots retail outlets.

So what made Denise fall for Punjana? – simple really, it can be summed up in one word – QUALITY. Blending the best quality Kenyan leaf with top quality Assam leaf from India produces a distinctive full flavoured, yet smooth and refreshing cup of tea that delivers in a way that other teas fail to achieve.

And how times have changed – in the same way that the original Boston Tea Party in 1773 was a key event  sparking the American Revolution, then maybe history is repeating itself, only this time the launch of Punjana Irish Breakfast Tea in the USA  in 2008 may be seen in years to come as a key event in the growth of a family run, Belfast based, tea company that has been around since 1896 – Pick Punjana Tea!

If you would like to know your nearest Punjana Tea stockist, just contact our USA  Sales team on info@punjana.com with your full address details and we will establish your most convenient stockist and forward the relevant details.

10 Responses to “Another Boston Tea Party?”

  1. Kendyl Lawson says:

    Wow, for years i have been completely miserably unhappy with the american teas available .(there is only so much herbal tea you can drink) i just bought your Irish Breakfast Tea in our Grocery store and i love it !. It tastes just like the full strength tea my Grandmother used to make. thank you for making wonderful tea!!!

  2. Chris says:

    I agree Kendyl. Best tea ever!!

  3. David says:

    Love your tea

  4. Roger Hall says:

    I thought you might like to know of what is probably one of the more unusual places in the World that Punjana Tea is being enjoyed. I have just finished my first cup of the luscious brew in the hills of Kurdistan, N W Iraq on a Wildcat Oil Drilling Rigsite. I bring it with me every time I come here as well as drinking it at home in the UK.

    Cheers, Roger

  5. Simon Wraith says:

    Love this tea I have done for a long time now.. Come and join Mine and Ivor Jenkins appreciation society on facebook…


    We need more members
    Simon Wraith

  6. Susie Welsh says:

    Love the tea, I get it at Big Lots. Now . . . can you make a caddy tin to match your packaging? Please!?

  7. Robert Levin says:

    I purchased my first packet of Punjana Irish Breakfast just a couple hours ago at an Albertson’s supermarket. I had never seen it there before and since I had just run out of Twinnings Irish Breakfast this morning, I decided to give it a go.
    I’m now on my third cup.
    The flavour is absolutely perfect.
    Not a bit of the astringency which seems to plague many brands of Tea.
    It’s rich, satisfying and has that lovely almost Lavender note that typifies really good Assam.
    Quite simply the best cup of Tea I’ve ever tried.

  8. abdulkalam says:

    this is nice stong tea we drink this tea when my manager came back her vacation from uk she brought this tea for me we in uae, iam from india wher w wiil purchaise this tea india or uae pls advice

  9. JA Power says:

    i am Irish and living in Holland and I love the Irish breakfast tea and stock up every time i’m home…….BEST TEA EVER!

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