Top Award-Winning Teas at the Great Taste Awards

September 24, 2020

The Great Taste Awards is one of the most trusted institution that rewards the best quality products in the food and beverage with 1, 2 or 3 stars. More than 500 industry leading  judges evaluate around 13,000 products.

We're so excited to share a thrilling news with you - Tea Repertoire has won even 18 prizes since 2019 at the Great Taste Awards Competition, including four times 3 star award. Only 1.6% of the top gourmet products in all F&B categories get 3 stars by the guild of fine food judges. 

We must say, this is a real achievement and acknowledgement for our philosophy to source the top quality single origin teas that truly reflect the tea culture and terroir of their origins. 

We also want to sincerely thank your trust and confidence in our teas and to have joined our tea journey to expand your tea repertoire. We'll continue our hard work to source the finest tea leaves for you. Discover what the judges said about our teas.

Here is feedback from the judges of Great Taste Awards for our top prize winners below: 

Sencha Asamuchi - 3 Stars in 2020

Refreshing, Grassy, Creamy, Vegetal

"A tea that fulfills its description at every level. A beautifully made leaf, shiny needles, a forest green shade. Pale green gold liquor, very clear in the cup. This has vegetal, umami and buttery notes in abundance and balanced tannins on the finish."

Sejak Tendresse - 3 Stars in 2020

Gentle, Toasty, Nutty, Floral

"A beautiful curled leaf, well made. Light, bright, golden, delicate liquor. On the palate we found grassy character with a hint of peach in the background. Just a touch of toastiness. There's a pleasing rounded sweetness, and great persistence of florality. A delightful tea."

Oriental Beauty Avant-Garde - 3 Stars in 2020

Exhilarating, Honeyed, Fruity, Floral

"Very good, well-twisted leaf. Attractive liquor. The infused leaf is fantastic, bright and coloury. The infusion is bright and golden with a distinct muscatel note and marked sweetness. Delightful, with distinct muscatel and dried mango notes, very fragrant and alive. "

Jasmine Phoenix Pearls - 3 Stars in 2019

 Sweet, Refreshing, Opulent Floral

"Perfect pearls yield a clear, bright liquor. Sweet and creamy on the palate, with an apt level of jasmine. Soft astringency refreshes. Perfect all round."

Baozhong - 2 Stars in 2020

Gracious, Refreshing, Floral, Creamy

"A well-made twisted leaf. The liquor is pale golden and light in appearance. Brassica notes here are long-lasting and demonstrating good length."

Jasmine Oolong - 2 Stars in 2020

Soothing, Honeyed, Floral, Milky

"There is a distinct honey aroma on the leaf. The honey character comes through beautifully in the liquor - the base tea is of very good quality. Well-managed sweetness from the jasmine delivers a well-balanced tea."

Phoenix Honey Orchid - 2 Stars in 2019

Complex, Floral, Fruity, Woody

"Grapefruit, bitter orange and white floral notes are balanced by savoury elements.  The flavours are distinct but balanced - a clever tea."

Classical Oriental Beauty - 2 Stars in 2019

 Delightful, Floral, Fruity, Woody

"Light, delicate and floral - It has sweetness, some fruit and interesting levels of flavour and is pleasingly warming on the palate."

Lemon Verbena Swing - 2 Stars in 2019

Fragrant, Refreshing, Citrusy, Grassy

"Bright yellow tea. Great colour. Vibrant lemon on the nose. Lovely full flavours of citrus and sunshine. The flavour really lasts on the tongue and delivers the whole way through. Great to experience a single ingredient at its best. "

Osmanthus Baozhong - 1 Star in 2020

 Uplifting, Floral, Fruity, Milky

"A well-twisted leaf produces a wonderful, bright liquor.  Osmanthus is in balance with the leaf and complements it well. There is a distinct flavour length that pleased the judges."

Repertoire English Breakfast Blend - 1 Star in 2020

Malty, Woody, Honey 

"The infusion is coloury and strong with some briskness. This has good, everyday, honest tea quality - some genuine maltiness and a good flavour length."

Repertoire Earl Grey - 1 Star in 2020

Invigorating, Woody, Cirusy 

"The leaf was neat and attractive, a light and playful Earl Grey with an interesting twist on a traditional blend - it was a pleasant surprise and enjoyable."

Matcha Eroica - 1 Star in 2019

Rich, Creamy, Umami, Nutty

 "Flavours are very pleasant with a hint of coconut biscuits."

Matcha Bliss - 1 Star in 2019

Rich, Creamy, Nutty, Herbaceous 

"Wonderful bright green colour.  Sweet, grassy aroma, and the sweetness follows through on the palate. Very light and delicate flavour, with very little astringency."

Wild Arbor Joongjak - 1 Star in 2019

Refreshing, Toasty, Nutty, Herbaceous 

 "Good grassy notes along with some pleasing baked ones.  Nutty flavours are balanced by good sweetness. The infusion is clean and fresh."

Greek Mountain Tea - 1 Star in 2019

Fragrant, Soothing, Honey, Floral 

 "An invigorating brew, a fine example of this particular infusion. No bitter aftertaste."

Bi Luo Chun Sanxia - 1 Star in 2019

Silky, Floral, Nutty, Buttery 

"An interesting leaf.  Indeed floral, nutty and mellow, with gentle astringency."

Yunnan Purple Buds - 1 Star in 2019

Complex, Stimulating, Woody, Floral 

"A good example of distinctively oily Yunnan character.  The anticipated flavours are delivered well, Yunnan character is bursting through."

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