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Babingtons Blends Are Delighted to Have Won Coveted Stars at the 2023 Great Taste Awards, For Two Premium Blends

Great Taste is the largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme. It supports and promotes food and drink producers, large and small, giving buyers and food lovers in the UK and overseas, reliable recommendations for great tasting food.


Since 1994, more than 150,000 has been put through this robust judging process, and at Babingtons we were only too happy to participate, to further show our trade and consumer clients, how much care, love, and attention we put into ensuring our premium blends are the best.


Babingtons Blends have won stars for the Earl Grey Imperial and Madame Blue Lady green tea. With a star each, our blends have been judged to be ‘simply delicious’ and indeed they are.


All Babingtons Blends teas are sustainably sourced, hand blended and are 100% natural with no artificial colourings or flavourings.


Owners Chiara Bedini & Rory Bruce commented “We are proud to be part of this amazing competition. Babingtons has been selling its unique, high quality, 100% natural blends to the world since 1893 in Rome and having the opportunity to present them to the UK market is such an honour. We really hope you will enjoy our whole range and award-winning teas!”

About Babingtons Blends:

Since 1893, Babingtons Tea Rooms at the foot of Rome’s iconic Spanish Steps, has been serving fine teas to the world’s most discerning tea connoisseurs, always with a dash of British eccentricity, wit & style. Today Chiara Bedini and Rory Bruce, descendants of the original founders, head up the UK team and business launch.


Our Imperial Earl Grey tea bags are previous award winners and now also have a star from Great Taste. This demonstrates the quality of Babingtons Earl Grey tea, which is one of the best in the UK.

Earl Grey Imperial, Tea Bag Caddie


Our delightfully balanced and elegant version of the famous bergamot infused tea, enriched with lemon zest and vibrant petals. When creating our Imperial Earl Grey, we wanted a bergamot tea in which the flavour of the tea wasn’t overwhelmed by the scent of the other ingredients. As a base we chose a Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka, to which we then added bergamot essence, lemon peel and flower petals, to make our blend delicious and good looking.


Pair with savouries; smoked salmon, wild rice salad

Pair with sweets: biscuits, apple cake, apple pie, carrot key and lemon pie

18 premium biodegradable, pyramid tea bags, £12.99

Loose Tea Leaves, £11.99

Madame Blue Lady, Loose Leaf Tea Caddie

A refill pouch option is available 

A sweet and scented blend of green tea with strong floral notes of cherry blossom and hints of tropical fruits. This mouth-watering, all-natural blend of Chinese Sencha green tea has a rich, floral cherry blossom note, blended with hints of soft tropical fruit.


Pair with sweet treats; lemon pie, pavlova, Victoria sponge, shortbread, cheesecake, carrot cake and scones.


Beneficial properties: green tea is the oldest of the tea categories and is produced mostly in China, with the buds of the Camelia Sinensis or with the bud and the first young leaves. Once the leaves are plucked, they are left to oxidize slightly before the process is stopped either by dry heat or by steam (Japan). Because green teas are only slightly oxidized they keep all the healthy benefits of the Camelia Sinensis, such as polyphenols, antioxidants, fluorides, minerals, and vitamins.


18 premium biodegradable, pyramid tea bags, £12.99


Loose Tea Leaves, £11.99

The Beneficial Properties of Tea:

Black tea, known as ‘red tea’, in China, is produced with fully oxidized leaves of the Camellia Sinensis. The tea plant contains vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and caffeine, which help us improve performance and concentration. 

Babingtons Blends Retail Expansion:

Babingtons Blends exclusively retails their full range of blends via their website babingtonsblends.com. Their omnichannel retail expansion continues with partners including Avoca (Republic of Ireland, in-store & online), Country Living Marketplace (UK, online), Not on High Street (UK, online), Printemps (France, in-store), Elphicks (UK, in-store) and Amazon (UK).