AT A GLANCE
Great Taste, the world’s most trusted food and drink awards, has announced its stars of 2020. Out of 12,777 products sent in from 106 different countries, Mindful Roots Tea a London based independent tea and tisane brand was awarded a 1-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it a food that delivers fantastic flavour for it’s Less Stress More Zest blend.
“This infusion brews to a pale-yellow liquor with a good lemon aroma with a slight hint of lavender. The imaginative use of lemon pips was noted, and these add to the complex range of lemon-like flavours from the mixed ingredients. There are hints of lavender in the mouth with the balance lemon to lavender being at a good level. Some may prefer to add sweetness, but this is a pleasing, and gently invigorating infusion worthy of star rating.”
And a 2-star Great Taste award, which means judges dubbed it above and beyond for its Less Stress more Zest blend and Island Sorrel blend.
“Shocking pink colour – looks great. Fruity ginger notes on the nose. Distinctly tart, as hibiscus should be. Plum like fruity flavour, the warming ginger comes through nicely and lingers in the mouth. There’s a lot going on, and it’s balanced very well. Lovely tea.”
Judged by 144 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, buyers, retailers and producers, as well as food writers and journalists, Great Taste is the most coveted of all food and drink awards. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakeable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to an outstanding product, which has been discovered through hours and hours of blind tasting.