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Wan Ling Tea House tea's compete in blind tastings by food and drink professionals with outstanding results.
If you are looking for high quality, speciality award winning tea. You have come to the right place.
Great Taste Awards 2012
Following on from our tremendous 2011 showing at the Great Taste Awards, Wan Ling Tea House was back in 2012 for another successful year. From our three entries, we won three awards. Three out of Three!
Our competition grade Can Sai Ji Pin Guan Yin Wang lived up to it's name and secured a 3 star award. The superb AA grade Green Tea Jasmine Pearls were the only tea in the Great Taste Awards blended loose tea category to receive the prestigious 3 star award. Judges comments on the Jasmine Green Tea included, "Beautifully rolled, well made and manufactured. A clean, wonderful tea with gently peachy flavours."
The final of our three awards was for the rare 2004 aged Bai Mu Dan White tea. Scooping the 1 star award for this tea is especially rewarding as it is relative new comer to the Wan Ling Tea House collection and a tea that is not widely available.
Read some more including comments from both Wan Ling and James in our Great Taste Awards news article.
For 2012 competition was even stiffer, with 8,800 entries from over 2,500 companies. The two three star awards meant that Wan Ling Tea House succeeded in getting two products in the final 123!
Great Taste Awards 2011
Great Taste Award Speciality Importer 2011 winner
Great Taste Award 3 star winner - Hong Xin Te Chun Guan Yin Wang
Wow, what a summer. In our first time entry to the Guild of Fine Food'sGreat Taste Awards not only did Wan Ling Tea House's Hong Xin Te Chun Guan Yin Wang win the top 3 star award, the judges were so impressed that we also scooped the Speciality Importer award too.
The Guild of Fine Food and the Great Taste Awards are acknowledged as the UK's as the most trusted and recognised food and drink awards.
For 2011, over 7400 products were judged over an intense two-month period. Before gold is awarded, a minimum of twelve experts, often 16, taste, discuss and agree. For two- or three-stars, up to 20 judges must unanimously agree an entry has achieved absolute perfection. Over 350 experts including key buyers, retailers, chefs and food writers blind tasted entries to ensure they are fairly and independently assessed. Every entry starts with 25 points and marks are deducted when faults are identified
It is a great achievement and goes some way to acknowledge the hard work that so many people have put in to help us build our dream and select the superb teas we stock. The selection process means that teas must meet a complex mix of criteria so we can bring excellent teas to our customers at price that is right, whilst supporting the artisan farmers and estates who in turn support entire communities. A big thank you the extended Wan Ling Tea House team and everyone else that has played a part.