Our Irish Afternoon Blend Tea wins a Great Taste Gold Star Award 2021
McEntee’s Tea Irish Afternoon Blend was awarded a Gold-star Great Taste Award yesterday, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour.
McEntee's Afternoon Tea is a Traditional Blend of Assam, Ceylon and Kenyan teas. It is our strongest most flavoursome tea delivering a pungent malty and citrucy brew. Gold Award Winner in Blas Irish Food Awards 2020.
Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2021. Following 86 socially-distanced judging days in London and Dorset, Great Taste, which values taste above all else, has unearthed the very finest food and drink from every nook and cranny of the world. Regardless of branding or packaging, each product is judged on a level playing field, according to its texture, appearance, composition and of course taste. Food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, retail buyers, cooks, producers and a host of food writers, journalists and social media influencers are among the 355 esteemed palates to have rigorously blind tasted and judged the 14,113 entries from 108 countries.
Helen McEntee from McEntee’s Tea explains “We are delighted to win another Gold-Star Great Taste Award this for our traditional Irish Afternoon loose leaf Tea. This is our third Blend to be awarded a Gold Star in these prestigious awards, against stiff competition.”
Recognised as a stamp of excellence among consumers and retailers alike, Great Taste values taste above all else, with no regard for branding and packaging. Whether it is vinegar, granola, bacon or cheese being judged, all products are removed from their wrapper, jar, box or bottle before being tasted. The judges then savour, confer and re-taste to decide which products are worthy of a 1-, 2- or 3-star award.
Established in 1994, Great Taste is organised by the Guild of Fine Food and is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers
14,113 different products were entered in 2021 from 108 countries. 355 judges blind-tasted this year’s entries, including; Joanna Blythman, investigative journalist and food writer, cook, writer, stylist and voice of modern vegetarian cooking, Anna Jones, author, Olia Hercules, Kenny Tutt, MasterChef 2018 champion and restaurateur, food writer and cook, Xanthe Clay, presenter, author and tutor, Steven Lamb, baker and author, Martha Collison, and Kavi Thakrar from Dishoom, as well as food buyers from Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason and Partridges.