Who Has The Best Tasting Tea?

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The Original Ceylon Tea Company packaging says it's the "Best Tea In The World," but is it?

AUSTIN, TX—The Original Ceylon Tea Company, based in Texas, sells an exclusive line of imported tea whose tag line is ‘The Best Tea in the World.’ But is it?

A survey of independent tea tasters has been released that may shed some light on the matter. The Minnesota Tea Drinker’s Coalition sampled 228 teas—both with names you’d recognize and some you might not—to decide who does have the best tasting tea.

Two teas from Kit Riley’s Original Ceylon Tea Company scored a resounding 9.25 out of 10 on the MTDC’s taste-test Richter scale. They are the classic English Breakfast Tea and the fruity Passion Fruit. In fact, of the survey’s top ten list, The Original Ceylon Tea Company appears four times.

MTDC Top 10 Teas of 2002

1.     English Breakfast (The Original Ceylon Tea Company)

2.     Earl Grey (Bigelow)

3.     Passion Fruit (The Original Ceylon Tea Company)

4.     Decaffeinated Earl Grey (Bigelow)

5.     Vanilla (Twinings)

6.     Victorian Earl Grey (Celestial Seasonings)

7.     Raspberry (The Original Ceylon Tea Company)

8.     Cinnamon Apple (Bigelow)

9.     Aged Earl Grey (Numi)

10. Needwood Organic (The Original Ceylon Tea Company)

The company also received the MTDC’s Customer Service Award of Excellence and “Rookie of the Year” honors as the best new added to the survey in a given year.

The Original Ceylon Tea Company product is currently rolling out in grocery stores all over North America.

     The Original Ceylon Tea Company imports and distributes only 100% pure, high mountain-grown tea from Sri Lanka. The company, whose corporate offices are based in Texas, now channels its sales activities primarily through specialty food distributors and grocery stores, but retains its direct sales outlet on the Internet at http://www.ceylon-tea.com.

For more information, contact the company through its Web site or by calling toll-free 877-333-9901.

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