teapigs wins 23 Great Taste Awards
teapigs has announced it has received a company-best total of 23 Great Taste Awards.
With 15 one-star awards, 7 two-star awards and even a three-star award for their honeybush and rooibos infusion, this haul of 23 awards brings teapigs’ total to 137 prizes to date.
All teapigs’ teas are certified plastic free and are carefully selected and slurped by Louise Cheadle, teapigs’ co-founder and chief tea taster who has over 20 years of professional tea tasting experience.
“We’re really excited about these awards,” said Louise, “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. So, if you’re looking for a core classic flavour for your tea menu or something unusual to attract your customers, we’ve got an award-winning tea that fits the bill!”
Taking pride of place this year with a three-star award is teapigs’ honeybush and rooibos. This blend of two naturally caffeine free and nutrient rich South African plants was given the highest accolade of three stars with the judges describing this “beautifully aromatic infusion” as “full of vim and vigor, yet sweet and gentle with it” and that it was “hard to imagine how this could be improved, it’s stunning.”
Two other award-winning teas from the teapigs range were their everyday brew and single-estate breakfast tea, both of which were awarded two stars, and both contain quality black tea from Rwanda. These two teas are at the heart of teapigs’ ethical scheme. Some of the finest black teas in the world are sourced from Rwanda, and teapigs are committed to giving back to the communities that bring them their premium, whole leaf tea. teapigs donate 5-15 pence from every pack of everyday brew and 50p from every single estate breakfast tea they sell to the Point Foundation; an organisation that supports orphans and vulnerable young people in Rwanda. To date they have raised over £350,000 from pack donations alone and have done various other fundraising events to help this awesome cause.
teapigs’ everyday brew is also 100% Rainforest Alliance certified – meaning that the tea estates their everyday brew is sourced from have been audited to meet standards that require environmental, social, and economic sustainability.