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!