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Southern California-Based Shangri La Tea Company Captures Four International Awards at the 2009 World Tea Expo

June 9, 2009

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ — Once again, Los Angeles-based Shangri La Tea Company has demonstrated its industry leadership and trend-setting excellence. For the second year in a row, Shangri La Tea Company shattered the competition at the annual World Tea Expo held May 2-4 in Las Vegas.

Of its five entries in the Iced Teas/Foodservice category, Shangri La was awarded four medals from a panel of judges comprised of “tea cuppers” and recognized industry experts. Shangri La received this international distinction from a field of hundreds of entries from around the world and was awarded medals in this global competition as follows:

Category: Black Unflavored

1st Place, Natural Organic Black Iced Tea

Category: Black flavored

3rd Place, Organic Maple Caramel Iced Tea

Category: Green flavored

1st Place, Organic Ambrosia Green Iced Tea

Category: Green Unflavored

1st Place, Natural Organic Green Iced Tea

“We are delighted to receive this award from such a highly-competitive field,” stated Yogesh Marimuthu, Shangri La CEO. “We consider this an honor to be recognized by our distinguished peers.” The World Tea Expo is an annual global industry marketplace that draws more than 4,500 leading tea professionals.

A pioneer in flavored iced teas and a leader in specialty organic teas, Shangri-La, headquartered in the Los Angeles-adjacent city of Santa Fe Springs, has acquired an exemplary reputation for fine specialty teas produced from its own tea estates in Sri Lanka and India.

Shangri-La is an international, vertically integrated tea company producing some of the world’s finest teas. The company’s California offices have been distributing Shangri La hot and iced teas for over 17 years, while its gardens have been in production for over 100 years. Shangri La also has an admirable reputation for its commitment to various social programs on its estates in India and Sri Lanka which include schools, health care, housing and fair labor practices.

Winner of the “American Tasting Institute Award” for seven years running as Best of the Best Iced Teas in the United States, Shangri La’s clientele includes some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants, tea houses, resort hotels, fine food service establishments and tea connoisseurs. For more information visit: shangrilateaco.com or call 562-942-9828.

SOURCE Shangri La Tea Company


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