Monthly Archives: August 2014
The world’s largest blind-tasted food awards Great Taste, has just released the stars of 2014 and Tea People is amongst the producers celebrating, as our Choco Mint Rooibos is now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.
Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates including Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Champion, BBC Food Programme presenter Sheila Dillon, Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, MasterChef 2013 Natalie Coleman, food buyers from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Whole Food Markets, and chefs including Michelin Star chef Russell Brown, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers.
Being a new company, this was the first time we had entered the Great Taste Awards and we are really proud of this achievement. This award now places our teas at the top 6.95% of all 10,000 top products judged and puts us at par with the finest food and drinks companies in the UK.
Great Taste is simply about taste, not clever branding or smart packaging. Judges are presented with a spoonful of jam, a pie, a slice of salami, or a cup of tea, with no wrappings, jars or marks – and they taste, confer and re-taste before making the decision on whether a product should be a 1-, 2- or 3-star winner. In total more than 12 judges will have tasted and commented on each product.