Independent Bedfordshire Tea Company Wins Nourish Award 2022

Island Sorrel – Gold Nourish Award 2022

Mindful Roots Tea celebrates winning Gold ward at the prestigious Nourish Awards

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Bedfordshire-based independent tea company has won a prestigious award for its Island Sorrel herbal blend.

Mindful Roots Tea was announced as a winner at the 2022 Nourish Awards, the leading health food awards in the UK.

The Nourish Awards celebrated its 5th successful award season and announced the 2022 winners on Thursday, 22nd September at the Caledonian Club in Belgravia during a vibrant black-tie presentation and networking reception. The event compère was chef, nutritionist and author Naomi Devlin whose fun and witty presentation style has become a much-anticipated part of the Nourish Award events.

Winners are awarded in 20 categories each year including snacks, purely plants, sports nutrition, gut-friendly & fermented foods, health drinks and many more. There are also awards for Best Ethical and Best Organic products and the all-important Innovation award. In addition, Nourish Kids Awards entries are recognised in 5 categories for healthy options created for children.

Island Sorrel was chosen by the Tea, Coffee and Hot Drinks category judges to receive a gold award.

“It is such an honour to have won this award, particularly with such a high standard of entrants. I am proud and delighted to have won this award, it’s been the culmination of a lot of hard work from a company which is committed to creating healthy drink products which are nutritious and tasty. As this blend is a little piece of my heritage, I am so happy that I get to share a little piece of Jamaica with everyone. said E. Wanless, Owner of Mindful Roots Tea.

The awards received more than 300 entries this year which were judged over several weeks during the summer in a robust process, working with over 20 judges, who are all qualified and practising nutritionists, dietitians or leaders in the food, drink and supplement sectors.

Diana Babics, founder of the Nourish Awards, said:

“This year’s awards saw unprecedented innovation in the health and free-from sectors. Convenience foods, supplements and plant-based products surprised and delighted the judges in particular. We are incredibly proud to celebrate these fantastic products and the passionate people behind them who lead the way to a healthier future.”

The Nourish Awards has announced the launch of the new Nourish VEGAN Awards for 2023 to give recognition to an even wider range of plant-based products. Entries open on the 1st October 2022, while the 2023 Nourish Awards will open for entries on the 30th January, 2023.

To find out more about Mindful Roots Tea and their products visit To find the full list of winners and more information about the Nourish Awards visit

Since 2019, the award-winning Mindful Roots Tea has been creating and hand blending teas and tisanes based on traditional flavours and remedies. Elle’s Mindful Roots Teas has won two Great Taste Awards in 2020 and a Prestige Award in 2021 and 2022. Dedicated to creating a range that stays true to the wellness benefits of the plants and roots, Elle makes them versatile and fun – while never sacrificing taste. In January 2021, Elle was named as one of the UK’s most 100 inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain’s f: Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.

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Elle is the founder of Mindful Roots Tea and a Tea Champion through the UK Tea Academy. She is also a freelance videographer and photographer. She is co-founder of Lilac Roots, an independent self-care gift box business which supports other female-led independent businesses. As well as spending some time in the classroom supporting students. 


Mindful Roots Tea are passionate about creating all-natural tea and tisane (herbal tea) blends that are high quality, fun, aromatic, that have added wellness benefits and most of all great tasting! All our packaging is eco-friendly and we are 100% vegan. Our blends are made in small batches, hand-blended and designed around traditional recipes or remedies. For more information, additional images or interview requests, please contact Elle at or or @mindfulrootstea on social

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