Cumbrian tea blenders win 2 Stars in the 2018 Great Taste Awards

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Cumbria’s famous tea blenders John Watt & Son have won 2 stars for their own blend of loose tea, Armistice Memorial Blend in the 2018 Great Taste Awards.

John Watt & Son have been blending tea in Carlisle since 1865 and have seen a resurgence in people buying loose tea over recent years.

Peter Johnston, Director at John Watt & Son, said: “This is the first time we have entered our tea in the Great Taste Awards and delighted to have won 2 stars. It is a completely new blend of tea we have created inspired by the teas available in 1918.”

Mary Randall, Manager of John Watt & Son Bank St branch in Carlisle who was involved in its creation, said, “It is a light, all day large leaf tea. It’s not really like any of the blended teas we do already because our house brew is small leaf, so loads stronger, and our breakfast is medium leaf, so a little stronger.”

Photo: Carol Johnston of John Watt & Son