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Family owned, Sustainability & Values -- When is big big enough?

By Joerg Mueller 13 September 2017 246 Views No comments

In the light of the recent Pukka takeover by Unilever, I want to share some thoughts as a teablender and tea business owner: Per se I am not averse to selling a company -- but it does matter to whom. I would argue that the structure and interests in large corporations, where profit maximisation is priority will not enhance or further ethical behaviour or sustainability. Currently it is on everyone's agenda because it sells. But statements by Unilever such as "...we have committed to sourcing 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020. Whether the crops we use are conventional or genetically modified..."

How can GMO's or the methods used (monopolisation, terminator seeds, pesticide use, reduction in biodiversity, etc) be called sustainable? The word Sustainable is a polarity to GMO and how they are used. I would argue consumers have to make their own choices, but this is difficult in a world of information overload -- especially since big companies do have the budgets that outstrip our small family business resources... I guess all we can do is contribute in our own way as best as we can. And I do believe that the intent or motivation behind why something is done is crucial -- which is very different when you do something out of conviction or because your motivation is gain... The first one is sustainable the second one is not...

Matcha - A brief history

By 5 October 2016 1983 Views No comments

Matcha - a brief history

Matcha is gaining a lot of popularity these days, but there's still a lot of confusion around what matcha actually is, where it comes from, and why it's meant to be so good for you. We like to keep you all informed, so we've decided to have a 'Month of Matcha' on our #matchamadness Mondays, starting with this 'A Brief History of Matcha'

Bloom In The Park 2016

By 18 May 2016 6895 Views No comments

Hiya! It's been a while - we know!

We'd just like to say that we'd love to see you at Bloom, so we're giving away some FREE TICKETS!!!

Cast Iron Tea Pots – Setting the standard for Tea Accessories

By Solaris.Tea 15 May 2016 1716 Views No comments

Renowned for their tradition, class and practicality, Cast Iron Tea Pots have been used for generations in tea ceremonies. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing and an ideal gift, but they are also incredibly practical and add to any tea ceremony or even to your tea treats in the evenings.

Sustainable Solaris joins Origin Green

By Solaris.Tea 15 May 2016 1807 Views No comments

The Solaris Team are thrilled to announce that we are now a member of the Bord Bia Origin Green Progam. This is a unique programme in which some of Ireland's leading foodservice companies and farmers have joined together in an attempt to increase sustainability amongst exports.

Spice up your Summer Smoothie with Solaris Berry Fruity

By Solaris.Tea 15 May 2016 1579 Views No comments

Berry Fruity SmoothieOur Berry Fruity Tea is not only delicious in flavour but is also oozing with health benefits.

Check out our recommended recipe and feel free to send us your feedback.

Our top 5 herbs to tackle symptoms of hay fever

By Solaris.Tea 28 April 2016 1795 Views No comments

Today’s topic is hay fever - according to, 1 in 10 people in Ireland suffering from hay fever symptoms every year. For those of you who start to experience symptoms from early spring and throughout summer, now is the time to boost your immune system and tone your mucous membranes.

Here is a list of our top 5 herbs to help with hay fever...

The power of Antioxidants

By Jörg Müller 10 February 2016 1107 Views No comments

Everyone knows that antioxidants are good for the body. But what do they actually do? In short, they protect the cell walls from changes! Every chronic medical condition and even aging can bring on small changes in the cell wall.

Tea Gift ideas, and a 15% online discount, Happy Holidays!!

By Solaris.Tea 8 December 2015 1183 Views No comments

The festive season is fast approaching, and we're sure you too are very busy with all your planning and wrapping up, nevermind all that gift wrapping! So, the Solaris.TeaM have launched a fantastic special offer of 15% off the total order for all online orders that use the promotional code WW2015 valid until 31st December. Be sure to place your online order before December 16th to ensure it is delivered to your intended before the holidays!

We have many great gift options and beautifully designed gift sets for you to choose from the Online Shop

Well, hello Autumn, you're lookin' well!

By 24 September 2015 1253 Views No comments

Autumn leaves at Solaris.Tea The leaves are already starting to change colours and so far this Autumn we have had a lot of exciting adventures! Read on to hear what we've been getting up to.