The votes are in and we are super proud to announce that we've been awarded an impressive 18 Great Taste Awards, which brings our current total to 114 - yipee!
In case you didn’t already know, all of our teas are carefully selected and slurped by Louise, our co-founder and chief tea taster who has over 15 years of professional tea tasting experience. On winning the awards, Louise said: "we’re really excited about these awards and we’re looking forward to bringing even more quality teas to the range. We do our best to source the best quality and best tasting tea out there and it’s brilliant to get feedback like this. Since day one we’ve been on a mission to get people drinking real tea again so it’s fantastic to be recognized for the work we’ve done so far.”
One of the blends to receive an award was our much loved english breakfast; the judges described it as "a bright infusion" with "briskness, good maltiness and grip" - we're totally flattered! Most of the tea for our everyday brew comes from Gisenyi, Rwanda, and for every pack we sell, we donate 5-15p to the Point Foundation – a fab charity who support orphans and vulnerable young people in the area. It's therefore really exciting to have been given an award for a blend which not only tastes great, but also supports our ethical scheme. We’ve raised over £285,000 so far from pack donations (thank you!) alone and have done many other fundraising events to help this awesome cause, including pop-up shops and tough mudder!
And finally, the blends which won 1 star were:
- darjeeling earl grey
- chilli chai
- chocolate & mint
- honeybush & rooibos
- super fruit
- up beet
- mao feng green tea
- green with mint
- yerba mate
- vanilla fudge cupcake (a limited edition from last year)
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