By Rebecca, Aug 14 2014 07:48PM
Well, an amazing year for Silver Lantern Tea at the Great Taste Awards. Here's the official blurb on the awards for those of you that haven't heard about them...
"Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, members of the Women’s Institute, farmers and a host of food writers and journalists, Great Taste is widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. When a product wears a Great Taste label it carries a badge of honour but more importantly, the Great Taste logo is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product – and hundreds of judges have worked hard to discover the very best through hours and hours of blind-tasting a total of 10,000 different foods and drink."
I'm in a pleasant state of disbelief at how many awards we won. 8 in total - yes.... 8!!!!!
The most exciting award is the 3 Gold Stars that Lapsang Souchong received. Very few products receive 3 stars so I'm chuffed to bits. The judges said this about it:
"Clean smokey taste. Creamy wood. Well balanced with some sweetness at the finish. Well constructed."
In addition, Silver Lantern was awarded the following:
Jasmine Peals - 2 Stars
Oolong - 2 Stars
Vanilla Rooibos - 2 Stars
Darjeeling - 1 star
Jasmine Yin Hao Lotus - 1 Star
Yunnan Green - 1 Star
Yerba Mate - 1 Star
I'm particularly pleased that the Oolong and Jasmine Pearls won 2 stars as they're two of my personal favs in the range.
Here's the full list of Great Taste winners. Well done to everyone who got some stars.