Several Bewleys Teas were big winners at the 2012 Great Taste Awards. The winners were Bewleys Fairtrade Special Blend, Bewleys Irish Breakfast Tea, and Bewleys Decaf Blend. Also, Bewleys Coffees were winners, including Bewleys Organic Fairtrade Guatemala Coffee and Bewleys Espresso Coffee Beans.
The Guild of Fine Foods produces the Great Taste Awards. The awards recognize the best specialty foods and are sometimes called the Oscars of the food world. To be recognized as a winner, the teas were judged by 3 different blind tasting panels. Judges consist of fine food retailers, chefs, restaurant critics, food writers and other industry experts. Over 800 products were submitted.
Bewleys Executive Mark Saunders said, “Bewley’s Fairtrade Special Blend Tea is a specially crafted, signature blend tea bag, produced from a single tea estate east of the rift valley on the slopes of Mount Kenya, while our Irish Breakfast Tea is a blend of high-grown Assam and Darjeeling teas, carefully selected by Paul O’Toole, our master blender to bring a fresh and rich flavor.”