Bags of success for Lily’s Tea Shop couple

Family-run tea firm based in Louth supplies 130 outlets and a further 30 hotels, restaurants and cafes

19th February, 2017
Lily Chen and Dom McGroddy, owners, Lily’s Tea Shop

Five years after Chinese-born Lily Chen set up her speciality tea business in Termonfeckin in Co Louth, the venture became a family affair when her husband Dom McGroddy joined the business full-time in 2014.

The move marked a new departure for the couple, who had met while working in management roles for a construction supplies business.

When the construction market collapsed in 2008, Chen, who hails from the southern Chinese province of Fujian, one of the...

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