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GREK

MAIN INFO

  • FOUNDER

    Marina Tzima

  • WIN DATE

    24th November 2019

  • LOCATION

    Maidstone, Kent

  • CATEGORIES

    Shopping, Food, Gifts and Occasions, Retailers, Corporate, Health

  • WEBSITE

    grektea.com

MY BUZZ

Tea is more than just a drink, it’s an experience. And at GREK, we create rich flavours and vivid aromas that simply can’t be found in any shop down the street. Be it our vibrant peppermint tea or the smooth Greek mountain tea, our award-winning Greek herbal teas help jumpstart your day or top off the perfect evening with unforgettable taste. We hand-select the very best organic herbs from all over Greece and work side-by-side with small-scale farmers. By carefully cultivating, harvesting and preserving the purest plants, we ethically source products that are more than tasty; they’re good for you. Meticulously chosen ingredients give our herbal teas the perfect blend of clarity, flavour, aroma, and body; everything you want in the perfect cup of tea.

MY BIO

My name is Marina, I come from Kefalonia, Greece but have been in the UK since 2004 as I love the weather so much and fish and chips!!! I have two little boys, 2 guinea pigs and GREK so life is very busy atm but I love it! We are a family run business based in Maidstone, we make delicious herbal infusions which simply cannot be found in any shop down the street. Our range include: -peppermint (tea bags) - Smooth & Intense with delicate higher notes with hints of spice; -lemon verbena (tea bags) - Balmy & Zestful, citric, but smooth, calm and gentle. Soft, mild lemon, with a gentle edge, also fantastic on ice; -mountain tea (loose) - Mellow & Floral with a touch of fruit, woody and earthy notes. Nation's favourite drink, also perfect as a cold drink with a slice of lemon; -chamomile (tea bags) - Gentle & Calming with sweet aroma, perfectly balanced between flowers and fruit; -paradeisia blend (tea bags) - Crisp & Floral, light flowers underscored by citrus and a fresh aftertaste. (aromatic sage, lemon verbena, lemon balm, peppermint) - our flagship tea! We are only 2 years old but we have had an exciting journey so far. GREK won SILVER at the Best of British Awards 2018 and GOLD at the Food and Beverage Awards 2018 for our bespoke packaging design! Also, we are thrilled to have been awarded a Merit in the ADC 97th Annual Awards, New York and an Award of Excellence 2018, California. In addition to this, our Peppermint tea was awarded 2 Gold Stars and our Paradeisia Blend (Sage tea) was awarded 1 Gold star by Great Taste 2018. This year our Greek Mountain tea was awarded 2 Gold Stars by Great Taste 2019. Our herbal teas are caffeine-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, free of added sugar and free of artificial flavouring with numerous of health benefits.

MY BUSINESS TIPS

1. A good looking and functional website is key to any successful business. Include great quality images of your products to attract more customers. 2. Be social and offer great discounts every now and then! 3. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, running your own business is a learning process and mistakes are bound to happen. Just learn from them and DO NOT REPEAT THEM.

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