Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall enjoying a pot of New England Breakfast Tea with Daily Ritual owner Ross Patch.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today congratulated Armidale teahouse Daily Ritual for their recent success at the 2017 Golden Leaf Awards.
The local business took home a silver medal in the Best Tea House in NSW category, with its New England Breakfast taking home bronze in the Flavoured Black Tea stakes. As international blends took home the highest two podium positions – it gives our local drop the top gong in the competitive Australian breakfast tea circuit.
Mr Marshall commended Daily Ritual owner Ross Patch and the tea he’s created.
“It’s great to see local effort being acknowledged internationally,” Mr Marshall said.
“This award further puts Armidale on the map as a haven for café culture and excellent beverages. I’m sure this will divert many a ‘steep-chaser’ to our town, and I thank Ross Patch and the staff of Daily Ritual for taking the initiative.
“Having had a cuppa of this tea myself, I can vouch for the judges’ taste. With a bold, yet fresh flavour, it’s a great drop.”
Celebrated at the Australian Tea Expo in Melbourne each year, the Golden Leaf awards welcome entrants from the global tea industry. Entry conditions require that the tea be commercially purchasable in Australia, and due to that flexibility, the top two are mixed in China and Sri Lanka.
Daily Ritual owner Ross Patch said his locally created blend was the result of trying something new.
“I’m certainly excited – it’s something we’ve been trying to achieve, using our own blends rather than using someone else’s,” Mr Patch said.
“It’s been New England’s blend of tea – so getting into boutique BnB’s, tea lists and improving local tourism would be great. Wherever ‘New England’ is known, we’ll market it as such.”