Dallas Texas based La Crème Coffee & Tea wins again at the 2013 North American Tea Championship in Hot Tea Class held recently at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas. These latest awards for La Crème follow 2010’s winning teas; Peach Ginger Detox Tea was awarded 1st place in the Hot Tea category and Peach Ginger Green Tea took 3rd place in the Iced Tea Food Servicecategory.
The 2013 First Place Award in the Flavored White Tea category was earned with La Crème’s White Peach Tea. A Third Place Award in the Flavored Green Tea Category was earned with La Crème’s Guava Detox Tea.
To be selected as an award-winning tea in the North American Tea Championship, a judging panel comprised of professional cuppers assessed each submission through blind, organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: dry leaf, brewed color, brewed aroma, brewed flavor, brewed mouth-feel and brewed harmony. The ratings of each characteristic were then used to calculate an overall numerical value on a 100-point scale, and winners were determined by rank.
Samantha Hamilton, Director and General Manager of La Crème Coffee & Tea acknowledged her dedicated team and their desire to create high-quality products.
“We are extremely pleased and excited by the recent awards. It creates an environment in which our team members strive to move our company, products and brand to the next level,” said Hamilton. “When we brought home our first awards in 2010, we couldn’t have been happier. Competing on a platform with the world’s best is invigorating”.
The award-winning teas were created initially to add to La Crème’s extensive line of high-quality specialty loose-leaf teas for use in upscale Hotels, Restaurants & Retail Stores worldwide.
La Crème Coffee & Tea is a leading producer of customized coffee & tea programs for upscale foodservice & hospitality applications in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area and beyond. La Crème’s manufacturing facility at 438 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas and a website, lacremecoffeeandtea.com, make the products accessible for at-home consumers and retailers across the globe. La Crème also operates its own direct store delivery system in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. La Crème is a division of DeCoty Coffee, Tea & Spices, headquartered in San Angelo, Texas. DeCoty has been operating since 1929 and is celebrating its 85th Anniversary next year. DeCoty specializes in the manufacture and distribution of quality coffee, tea, spices and seasonings for use in the foodservice, office, convenience store, healthcare and hospitality industries.
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