Sunday July 5, 2020

Franchising: Commercial success to a tea

Martin Mehner is passionate about tea. So he turned his passion into a business, with plans already well advanced to roll out his House of Tea franchise in Ireland.

22nd September, 2012
Martin Mehner, founder of House of Tea: 'The opportunities for franchisees are huge.' Photo: Maura Hickey

Martin Mehner is passionate about tea. So he turned his passion into a business, with plans already well advanced to roll out his House of Tea franchise in Ireland, before launching the concept internationally.

"The first House of Tea products were sold in 2001," he said. "As a tea enthusiast I had to import teas because there was simply nobody in Ireland supplying proper premium-quality tea at the time. Initially I imported for personal use...

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