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The Great Taste of a Ringtons Cuppa


Well known British tea company Ringtons has reaffirmed its reputation as a leading tea expert after being awarded three prestigious awards in the 2015 Great Taste Awards.

Selected by a team of food and drink experts, Ringtons was awarded three ‘simply delicious’ one-star ratings for its Extra Fresh teabags, Signature Mint Marrakesh Loose Leaf Tea and Signature Classic 1907 Blend from over 10,000 products entered into the vigorous blind tasting process.

Judged by over 400 of the most demanding palates of food critics, chefs, cooks and farmers as well as 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.

Speaking of the win Jon Malton, Divisional Director for Ringtons said: “We’ve been blending tea for 108 years and are delighted three of our products have been recognised by the team of judges from the Great Taste Awards. To date we have seven Great Taste Awards for tea and infusions which is testament to the effort our team of tasters go to, to ensure we consistently source and blend a range of high quality teas from the finest tea estates and gardens all over the world.”

Ringtons also holds Great Taste Awards for its Kenyan Gold and Earl Grey teabags, Signature Bird of Paradise Loose Tea, Signature Strawberries and Cream Infusion, hand-baked Ginger Snap biscuits and Scottish Strawberry Preserve.

The panel of Great Taste judges included Masterchef judge and restaurant critic Charles Campion, TV presenter and cook, Aggie Mackenzie, Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn, Masterchef the Professionals finalist, Adam Handling, food buyers from Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, and chefs including James Golding, Chef Director of The Pig hotel group, who have together tasted and re-judged the 3-star winners to finally agree on the 2015 Top 50 Foods, the Golden Fork Trophy winners and the new 2015 Supreme Champion.