The Guild of Fine Food have annouced all the Great Taste Award winners for 2021 and SUKI Tea are delighted that two of their best selling loose leaf teas have been awarded a 1-star and a 2-star accolade by Great Taste, the largest and most trusted food and drink awards on the planet. Out of 5,383 products worldwide to receive a Great Taste 1-, 2- or 3-star accolade on Tuesday 21 September. Suki Tea Whole Peppermint has won two stars whilst ethical favourite Earl Grey Blue flower has won 1 star, both products will now be able to proudly display the unmistakable black and gold logo, a stamp of excellence that is recognised by retailers and consumers alike.

SUKI Whole Peppermint leaves are handled with care to retain freshness by not crushing the whole leaf, creating an incredibly fresh, purifying cup. The Judges noted this in their comments; “The dry matter has a pleasing appearance and fresh aroma- we applaud the whole leaf. a clear bright pale gold liquor which delivers all the desired characteristics of a peppermint infusion.” Going on to say about the flavour “A delightful infusion, smooth and very well balanced. This is excellent and the quality spot on - just what we desire from a mint tea.”

SUKI Earl Grey Blue Flower is a customer favourite and one of the first teas they hand-blended in their Warehouse in Belfast, nothing but the best, East African black tea blended with the finest Italian bergamot oil, with the addition of blue corn flowers makes this a stunning blend. The judges agreed; “An attractive leaf yields a liquor with subtle bergamot character and an overall delicate balance. Delightful to drink black, not needing lemon or milk to yield a very pleasing cup.”

Zoë McCullough, SUKI Tea Marketing Manager, explains: “We are delighted to have been recognised for two of our loose leaf teas again this year. Great Taste are the Oscars of the food and drink industry and we are thrilled that our continued effort in quality and flavour in our sourcing and blending is recognised again this year.”

Based in Belfast, SUKI - Tea Makers ethically source and blend loose leaf teas, herbal infusions and fruit blends from all over the world. Their commitment to quality is reflected in responsible sourcing, great taste and delivering the very best customer experiences.

Still hand-packing tea in Belfast and with a close knit team of 10, over the years they have now won over 50 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Stars. The tea has been served up at cafes, restaurants and hotels around the UK and across the world for a number of years now and is also available to buy at as well as many independent delicatessens and garden centres.