Richmond, VA ( Aug. 12, 2010). For the second year in a row Richmond's CaryTown Teas has been selected as one of the nation's best tea blenders. In this year's competition, competing against the nation's largest commercial tea producers, CaryTown Teas LLC's Tummy Tonic won second place at the 2010 North American Tea Championship in the Unflavored Herbal Blends category of the Hot Tea Class.
To choose the recipient of this award, the North American Tea Championship judging panel of professionl cuppers asessed eachsubmission through blind organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: dry leaf; brewed color; brewed aoma; brewed flavor; brewed mouth-feel; brewed harmony. The ratings of each characteristic were then used to calculate an overall numerial value on a 100-point scale, and winners were determined by rank.
In recognition of its excellent evaluation, World Tea Media presents the Second Place North American Tea Championship Award to CaryTown Teas LLC for its Tummy Tonic Blend.