2016 #teaclub Awards

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It’s the 4th annul #teaclub awards and we have 18 virtual trophies up for grabs. These trophies will be awarded to 18 different brands or people that have had a big influence on 2016. In what has been undoubtedly a crap year in general for various reasons, it’s things like tea and good people on Twitter that helps us stay positive.

Here’s last year categories and winners:

#teaclub Tea of the Year

2016 winner: Newby Teas – Upper Assam

2013 winner: Brew Tea Co – English Breakfast
2014 winner: Thompson’s Family Teas – Signature Blend
2015 winner: Miles West Country Blend

#teaclub Alternative Tea of the Year

2016 winner: Bluebird Tea Co – Rooibos Earl grey

2013 winner: Redbush Tea Company
2014 winner: Cascara
2015 winner: We Are Tea – Honeybush

Tea Company of the Year

2016 winner: Miles Tea & Coffee

2013 winner: Taylors of Harrogate
2014 winner: Brew Tea Co
2015 winner: Bluebird Tea Co

Loose Tea Blend of the Year

2016 winner: Piacha Tea – Cherry Black

2013 winner: Booth’s – Royal Assam
2014 winner: Jeeves and Jericho – Le Tour Yorkshire/Dales Brew
2015 winner: Brew Tea Co – Cold Brew Lemonade

#teaclub M’s Tea of 2016

2016 winner: 1860 Assam

2013 winner: Hazelmere Cafe – Burnside Estate, Nilgiri
2014 winner: Bellevue Tea – Belter
2015 winner: Birchall Tea – Pfunda

#teaclub B’s Tea of 2016

2016 winner: Ringtons – 80 Tea Bags

2013 winner: Plymouth Tea – Drake’s Blend
2014 winner: Tregothnan – English Breakfast
2015 winner: Ringtons – 80 Tea Bags

#teaclub Follower Award

2016 winner: @TomCritchley7

2013 winner: @hoggfather_
2014 winner: @graememackay90\
2015 winner: @theteawitch

#teaclub Non Tea Related Discovery of the Year

2016 winner: Desmond 2-2

2013 winner: East Fife FC
2014 winner: 3 Yorkshireteers
2015 winner: Biggleswade Utd

Social Media Award

2016 winner: Jason Evans

2013 winner: Dorset Tea
2014 winner: Miles Tea & Coffee
2015 winner: Tg Green Teas

Website of the Year

2016 winner: Miles Tea

2013 winner: Ringtons
2014 winner: Kent Tea and Coffee
2015 winner: Nothing But Tea

Sharp Dressed Award

2016 winner: Betty’s Tea Room Blend

2013 winner: Ajiri Tea
2014 winner: Jeeves and Jericho
2015 winner: Piacha Tea – Envelopes

#teaclub Best Day Out in 2016

2016 winner: Hebden Bridge

2013 winner: Harrogate
2014 winner: Hull
2015 winner: Settle

Tea Room of the Year

2016 winner: The Handmade Bakery, Slaithwaite

2013 winner: Lavender Fields Tea Room, Keighley
2014 winner: Lavender Fields Tea Room, Keighley
2015 winner: Valentine’s Cafe, Hebden Bridge

Best Alternative Location for Tea

2016 winner: At the football match

2013 winner: Settle-Carlisle Railway
2014 winner: Ladbrokes
2015 winner: Heptonstall

Supermarket Tea Aisle Award

2016 winner: Booths, Ilkley

2013 winner: Tesco, Skipton
2014 winner: Booths, Settle
2015 winner: Waitrose, Bath

Best Tea Accessory

2016 winner: Jole – Frog Tea Infuser

2013 winner: Whittard’s of Chelsea – Frog infuser
2014 winner: Ringtons – Tea Infuser
2015 winner: We Are Tea – Simplicitea Tea Infuser

Lifetime Achievement

2016 winner: Miles Tea & Coffee

2013 winner: Yorkshire Tea
2014 winner: Ringtons
2015 winner: Brew Tea Co

Best Fish & Chips

2016 winner: The Fisherman, Settle

2013 winner: The Fisherman, Settle
2014 winner: The Fisherman, Settle
2015 winner: Bizzie Lizzie’s, Skipton

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2015 #teaclub Awards

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Tea. Lots of Tea.

It’s that time of year folks. December 1st is almost upon us. A day where we get to reflect on what has been a tea-riffic year of supping, slurping, drinking and, sometimes, tipping tea. Last year we handed out 18 virtual awards to those that have given us two Yorkshire chaps plenty of enjoyment. Whether its a loose leaf tea, a bagged tea, a tea room or even a fish & chip shop; if it’s worth acknowledging, it gets the acknowledgement it deserves.

Here’s last year categories and winners:

#teaclub Tea of the Year

2013 winner: Brew Tea Co – English Breakfast
2014 winner: Thompson’s Family Teas – Signature Blend

#teaclub Alternative Tea of the Year

2013 winner: Redbush Tea Company
2014 winner: Cascara

Tea Company of the Year

2013 winner: Taylors of Harrogate
2014 winner: Brew Tea Co

Loose Tea Blend of the Year

2013 winner: Booth’s – Royal Assam
2014 winner: Jeeves and Jericho – Le Tour Yorkshire/Dales Brew

#teaclub M’s Tea of 2015

2013 winner: Hazelmere Cafe – Burnside Estate, Nilgiri
2014 winner: Bellevue Tea – Belter

#teaclub B’s Tea of 2015

2013 winner: Plymouth Tea – Drake’s Blend
2014 winner: Tregothnan – English Breakfast

#teaclub Follower Award

2013 winner: @hoggfather_
2014 winner: @graememackay90

#teaclub Non Tea Related Discovery of the Year

2013 winner: East Fife FC
2014 winner: 3 Yorkshireteers

Social Media Award

2013 winner: Dorset Tea
2014 winner: Miles Tea & Coffee

Website of the Year

2013 winner: Ringtons
2014 winner: Kent Tea and Coffee

Sharp Dressed Award

2013 winner: Ajiri Tea
2014 winner: Jeeves and Jericho

#teaclub Best Day Out in 2015

2013 winner: Harrogate
2014 winner: Hull

Tea Room of the Year

2013 winner: Lavender Fields Tea Room, Keighley
2014 winner: Lavender Fields Tea Room, Keighley

Best Alternative Location for Tea

2013 winner: Settle-Carlisle Railway
2014 winner: Ladbrokes

Supermarket Tea Aisle Award

2013 winner: Tesco, Skipton
2014 winner: Booths, Settle

Best Tea Accessory

2013 winner: Whittard’s of Chelsea – Frog infuser
2014 winner: Ringtons – Tea Infuser

Lifetime Achievement

2013 winner: Yorkshire Tea
2013 winner: Ringtons

Best Fish & Chips

2013 winner: The Fisherman, Settle
2014 winner: The Fisherman, Settle

***Who would your winners be for 2015?***

The #teaclub Awards 2014

It’s that time of the year again. No, it’s not Christmas. Well it is Christmas too but we’re on about The #teaclub Awards 2014. The time when we acknowledge certain companies, tea rooms, locations and more. Each winner will have had its role in shaping our year and what a year it’s been too. From taking tea at Redbush Tea Company HQ to going Glamping to the time when Benn split his skinny jeans (but that’s another story altogether!).

BeFunky_7230.jpgLast year was our first awards ceremony, held at our main office (Michael’s home). Here’s a recap on what the award categories were and who came away victorious.

  1. #teaclub Tea of the Year (2013 winners: Brew Tea Co – English Breakfast)
  2. #teaclub Alternative Tea of the Year (Redbush Tea Company – Original)
  3. Tea Company of the Year (Taylors of Harrogate)
  4. Loose Tea Blend of the Year (Booths – Royal Assam)
  5. #teaclub M’s Tea of 2013 (Hazelmere Cafe – Burnside Estate, Nilgiri)
  6. #teaclub B’s Tea of 2013 (Plymouth Tea – Drake’s Blend)
  7. @teaclub Follower Award (@Hoggfather_)
  8. @teaclub Non Tea Related Discovery of the Year (East Fife FC)
  9. Social Media Award (Dorset Tea)
  10. Website of the Year (Ringtons)
  11. Sharp Dressed Award (tea company with best packaging) (Ajiri Tea)
  12. #teaclub’s Best Day Out in 2013 (Harrogate, North Yorkshire)
  13. Tea Room of the Year (Lavender Fields Tea Room, Keighley, West Yorkshire)
  14. Best Alternative Location for Tea (Settle-Carlisle Railway)
  15. Supermarket Tea Aisle Award (Tesco, Skipton)
  16. Best Tea Accessory (Whittard of Chelsea)
  17. Lifetime Achievement Award (Yorkshire Tea)
  18. Best Fish & Chips (The Fisherman, Settle, North Yorkshire)

Who will come away with an award this year? Winners will be announced December 1st 2014.

#teaclub Tea of the Year: Brew Tea Co

Whenever we see it, we always get a box for each other

A couple of weeks ago we announced our winners of the 2013 #teaclub awards. We had 18 categories and subsequently 18 winners. For the ‘#teaclub Tea of the Year’ award it was fair to say that it took little time in picking a winner. Based in Cheshire, Brew Tea Co have fast become a favourite of ours and here’s why…

You know that feeling when you’ve just had an espresso (sorry we really shouldn’t discuss coffee. Hope you understand)? Well it’s the same buzz you get from having an English Breakfast tea from Brew Tea Co. Immediately when you open the box you get a feeling you’re in for a treat as each bag is of a heavier weight compares to a normal tea bag. The real joy comes when you pour freshly boiled water onto the bag (obviously make sure the bag is sitting in a cup) and leave it to brew for a few minutes. The #teaclub always go for 5 minutes. It gives us ample time to send a tweet about our Brew Tea Co experience – which we often do!

ZAP! POW! KABOOM!

These are the very words that will come to mind upon first sip. It’s a tea of super strength and of high quality. Not only is it great tasting tea, but it also works well with big mugs, unlike regular tea bags which weight less. The taste is fresh you can carry that taste with you hours after having a mug full – it’s that good!

You can order some Brew Tea Co – English Breakfast online at: http://brewteacompany.co.uk/.

Twitter: @brewteaco