In 1896, from a tea warehouse near Belfast docks, our founder Robert S Thompson, trained in the art of tea tasting and soon became known for his uncompromising devotion to quality.

Since then, four generations of Thompsons’ have been blending and packing our award-winning range in Belfast for over 120 years.

As 4th generation Thompsons, we share this passion for quality and take great pride in the fact that over 1 million cups of Thompson’s Punjana are enjoyed every single day, in Northern Ireland alone.

To this day, every blend we ever produce is first tasted and then approved by a member of the Thompson family.

For the perfect pick-me-up and a well-earned break at this year’s Country Living Spring Fair, head over to the Thompson’s Tea Room for an award-winning cuppa!

An independent fourth generation family business, the Thompson’s have been blending Northern Ireland’s favourite cuppa, for over 120 years.

Their considerable success in the prestigious Great Taste Awards is undoubtedly due to their obsessive love of quality and the fact that to this day, every blend they ever produce is first tasted and then approved by a member of the Thompson family.

You’ll find Jamie and Camille Thompson cheerfully serving samples of some of their teas and fruit infusions in the Tea Room.

Be sure to pop in to say hello, and share a cuppa!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you are attending The Country Living Fair in Glasgow this week, please click here for more details on safety measures in place at the venue:

Note these measures are in accordance with Scottish Government guidance in place from 1 October 2021. In line with Scottish Government guidelines, face coverings are mandatory at all times during the event, unless exempt or eating, drinking or dancing and visitors will be required to show their COVID vaccine passport, unless officially exempt, to enter the venue.