Tielka wins eight the Golden Tea Awards 2018

 

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Tielka Wins Astonishing Eight Trophies in the Golden Leaf Awards

Rebecca Domorev - Friday, September 14, 2018

Tielka Wins Astonishing Eight Trophies in the Golden Leaf Awards

It has been hailed as the most competitive year yet with more than three hundred entries for Golden Leaf Awards, and Tielka has walked away with an astonishing eight trophies.

Tielka's 2018 Golden Leaf Award Winners

"I’m absolutely delighted", says co-founder and managing director, Rebecca Domorev. "Tielka is a family owned business. We started it in 2009. We’ve always known Tielka’s tea collection is at the top our segment - the café and specialty food market. This competition puts you at heads with some of the greatest tea artisans in the world. I was curious how our teas would stack up. They blew everyone away."

The awards have not only made Tielka the most successful entrant into the competition, but also the most highly awarded tea bag collection in Australia.

Head judge and Certified Tea Master, Sharyn Johnson, called Rebecca in person to relay the good news. "This year we had some incredible tea professionals as judges... and with so many entries, including international ones, it has proven to be a world class competition. We were really impressed by Tielka. Congratulations! Australia needs more companies like Tielka," said Sharyn.

Tielka received six gold and two silver awards.

Category Product Award
BLACK TEA: TEA BAG BLEND - NON-FLAVOURED
* No Gold awarded in this category
Tielka Breakfast Black Tea Tielka Wins Silver Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
BLACK TEA: TEA BAG BLEND - FLAVOURED Earl Royale Black Tea Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
CHAI TEA: TEA BAG BLEND South Cloud Chai Black Tea Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
GREEN TEA: TEA BAG BLEND - FLAVOURED Rose Moscato Green Tea Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
GREEN TEA: TEA BAG BLEND - NON-FLAVOURED Jade Mist Green Tea Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
HERBAL: TEA BAG BLEND Limonada Rosa Herbal Infusion Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
OOLONG TEA: NATURAL BLEND Midnight Blossom Oolong Tea Tielka Wins Silver Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018
OTHER: BEST TEA PUBLICATION Tielka Tea Catalogue Tielka Wins Gold Medal in the Golden Tea Awards 2018

Lightly Boozy Mulled Christmas Tea

Rebecca Domorev - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I created this recipe quite by chance just last week. After watching an educational clip on wine tasting with my husband, I had a sudden urge to splurge on a few bottles of wine to teach my taste buds a thing or two about wine and an unscheduled trip to Bundaberg facilitated what I shall call an educational stop-off at the local liquor store.

For those of you who don’t know, we live in the picturesque, but somewhat remote locale of Agnes Water, QLD and while the two local bottle shops aren’t too shabby, it’s not quite the same as what the big smoke has to offer, which is located a meagre 90 minute drive away.

After choosing a selection of curious looking bottles of vino for my basket, I couldn’t help pass the section on fortified wines to add a bottle of port. And what was my logic to add port, I hear you ask? It was only $7.50 and dropped the average bottle price in my basket enough to make me feel good about my entire purchase.

That evening, on brewing some of Tielka’s limited edition Mulled Christmas Black Tea with honey, I looked wistfully at my recent wine purchase, keen to try something new, and with my tea already in front of me, I felt justified to open the port and throw in half a shot. Of course it wasn’t enough, so another half shot followed.

It was nothing short of tea-wine bliss, I tell you. I was thrown back to my travels in Poland where we often enjoyed a glass of Grzaniec (that’s Polish for hot mulled wine) during the heart of winter, but sadly could never quite reproduce the same taste back home. Alexei insisted that I write down the recipe to share with the whole tea world, so here it is. 

For your enjoyment. Indulge in Life!

Lightly Boozy Mulled Christmas Tea

Makes 2 servings (250ml)

Ingredients


8 grams (4 level teaspoons) Mulled Christmas Black Tea
2 shots port
2 small teaspoons honey
400ml boiling water

Instructions

1. Brew Mulled Christmas Black Tea in boiling water for 3 minutes
2. Pour tea into two fancy cups
3. Add port and honey to each cup
4. Stir well
5. Enjoy!



Tea and Butter Biscuits

Rebecca Domorev - Friday, March 27, 2015

A couple of days ago I had an unusual urge to dust off my baking equipment and put a little tea in something, unsure of what the result may be. I googled a recipe for biscuits and decided that adding a dash or two of super-strong brewed Earl Royale Black Tea would be a good idea.

I can tell you the mix before I added the flour what no less than heavenly. A mix of butter cream and egg with a divine whisp of Earl Royale. Yum! I could have finished off the whole lot, but was determined to complete the mix. The flour somewhat lessened the tea kick and I thought to add more tea leaves to the brew next time I baked. Nevertheless, the biscuits were lovely and I think I polished off five or six before I walked away from the tray.
Here's the recipe - enjoy! x

Tea and Butter Biscuits

100gm butter 

1/2 tspn vanilla 

1 egg 

2 cups SR flour 

1/2 cup sugar 

4 tspn Earl Royale Black Tea brewed in 100ml boiling water


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 

2. Brew Earl Royale Black Tea in 100ml of boiling water (covered) for at least 5 minutes (the longer the better!).

3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until pale and creamy. Add egg, Earl Royale Black Tea brew (no leaves!) and mix until well combined.  

4. Sift flour over butter mixture. 

5. Using 1 heaped tablespoon of mixture at a time, roll mixture into balls. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper. Using the heel of your hand, flatten biscuits slightly (allow room for spreading). 

6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, swapping trays over in oven after 10 minutes, or until light golden. Allow biscuits to cool on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. 

7. Serve with Earl Royale Black Tea and enjoy! 

 
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