Our Great Taste Award Winners

Described as the Oscars of the food and drink world, winning a Great Taste Award is a sure stamp of gourmand satisfaction. This year’s haul brought in no fewer than 8 awards – that’s 40 winners to date! Here are the tastes which charmed the judges…

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  1. Mango and Bergamot Loose Tea

    £6.50

    August's Tea of the Month

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Green Sencha Tea with Flower Petals and flavouring
    • Taste: Mango with bergamot
    • When to drink: Any time of day
  2. Nepal Mist Valley Loose Tea

    £13.00

    • Origin: Jitpur, Nepal
    • Leaf Type: Single Estate Black Tea
    • Taste: Similar to Darjeeling, with gentle nutmeg overtones
    • When to drink: In the afternoon
  3. Dung Ting Oolong Large Leaf Teabags

    £5.75

    15 Teabags

    • Origin: Taiwan
    • Leaf: Oolong
    • Taste: Fragrant and sweet
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  4. Baked Apple Large Leaf Teabags

    £4.75

    15 Teabags

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf type: Fruit with flavouring
    • Taste: Spicy baked apples
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  5. English Breakfast Teabags

    £4.25

    50 Teabags

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Black Tea
    • Taste: Strong and smooth
    • When to drink: Morning
  6. Apple & Elderflower Caffeine Free Fruit Infusion

    £6.00

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Fruit
    • Taste: Sweetly delicate
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  7. Very Very Berry Caffeine Free Fruit Infusion

    £6.00

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf type: Fruit
    • Taste: Powerful fruit flavours
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  8. Blackcurrant Tag & Envelope Teabags

    £3.95

    20 Tag & Envelope Teabags

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Fruit
    • Taste: Fruity and slightly tart
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  9. Anji Bai Cha Loose Tea

    £18.00

    • Origin: Zhejiang Province, China
    • Leaf Type: Green Tea
    • Taste: Sweet orchid
    • When to drink: As a luxurious treat any time of day
  10. Darjeeling Happy Valley Second Flush Loose Tea

    £16.00

    • Origin: Darjeeling, India
    • Leaf Type: Single Estate Black Tea
    • Taste: Slightly nutty with a touch of muscatel
    • When to drink: Afternoon
  11. Gyokuro Asahi Loose Tea

    £16.00

    • Origin: Japan
    • Leaf Type: Green Tea
    • Taste: Clean and verdant
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  12. Dark Chocolate Loose Tea

    £6.50

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Black Tea with Dark Chocolate Pieces
    • Taste: Decadently sweet dark chocolate
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  13. Vanilla, Camomile & Honey Large Leaf Teabags

    £4.75

    15 Teabags

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf type: Camomile, Vanilla Pieces, flavouring
    • Taste: Sweet and floral
    • When to drink: All day
  14. Raspberry & Peach Tag & Envelope Teabags

    £3.95

    20 Tag & Envelope Teabags

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf type: Fruit
    • Taste: Soft and refreshing
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  15. Chilli Flavour Hot Chocolate

    £6.00

    Some claim that chilli chocolate is an acquired taste. But we know it as the original chocolate flavour fusion – the Aztecs enjoyed a bit of chilli with their chocolate to inspire cut-throat courage, and the Mayans mixed cocoa and chilli to cure all sorts of ailments…...
  16. Pu-erh Loose Tea

    £7.00

    • Origin: Yunnan Province, China
    • Leaf Type: Pu-erh Tea
    • Taste: Slightly sweet and earthy
    • When to drink: Throughout the day
  17. Nepal Shangri-La Loose Tea

    £7.00

    • Origin: Himalayas, Nepal
    • Leaf Type: Single Estate Black Tea
    • Taste: A gentle spiciness
    • When to drink: Sunny afternoons
  18. Qi Lan Oolong Loose Tea

    £6.00

    • Origin: Fujian Province, China
    • Leaf Type: Oolong
    • Taste: Rich dark and smoky with honey notes
    • When to drink: After dinner or in the evening
  19. Afternoon Loose Tea

    £5.00

    • Origin: Blended
    • Leaf Type: Black Leaf and Green Jasmine
    • Taste: Strong and smooth
    • When to drink: Lazy afternoons
  20. Chilli Mango Loose Tea

    £6.00

    • Origin:Blended
    • Leaf Type:Black Tea with flavouring
    • Taste: Tropical fruit and hot pepper
    • When to drink: Throughout the day