In an award-winning year, Australian premium wellness brand Organic Merchant (OM) is proud to have received 17 awards in the prestigious annual 2023 Golden Leaf Awards (GLA).
Recently announced, this outstanding result comes in addition to our many other award wins in 2023. Among these achievements are winning Best Organic Loose Leaf Tea Manufacturer 2023 – Sydney in the APAC Insider Australian Made Awards and winning the Vegan category in EatWell Magazine’s Yummies Awards and the Body Wash & Exfoliators category in WellBeing Magazine’s Be-You-T Awards.
Golden Leaf Awards – Tea Industry’s Best
The Golden Leaf Awards are held and judged each year by Australian Tea Masters. This group is considered the premier organisation for tea education and training in Australasia.
Awards are granted in a range of specialised tea categories including black, green and herbal.
To assess each entry an expert panel is appointed including chefs, leading sommeliers, accomplished tea blenders and food and wine journalists.
To ensure complete objectivity, all tea categories are blind-tasted, according to strict preparation protocols and without any brand identification. The judging panel considers different aspects of each submission, including flavour, aroma and appearance, and arrives at a collaborative evaluation.
Australian Tea Going Global
In 2023, a total of 620 brands across Australia and the globe entered the GLA. It makes us exceptionally proud to be award-winning in 17 categories this year, with both our brand and our products being recognised.
Founder and naturopath of OM, Chalimah Jeanne was delighted with the result,
“We’re very proud to be recognised in this year’s GLA, among a diverse and accomplished cohort of tea producers. We work hard to achieve excellence in all we do, and to promote the health and wellbeing of people and planet. Our teas are naturopathically formulated and hand-blended with both functionality and flavour in mind, and every aspect of our production process centres sustainability at every step. We believe that our commitment to our consumers and the Earth is at the heart of our success. As such, to have our brand and product recognised and winning awards is deeply meaningful to us.”
Our total award-winning medal tally includes recognition for OM’s brand and products:
1. BRAND AWARDS
Best Tea Website – Silver
We dedicate ourselves to exceeding customer expectations and educating our buyers and the wider public. Our aim is therefore to promote awareness of the benefits of organic certification, sustainability, artisan blending and naturopathic formulation for optimal wellbeing. Accordingly, our award-winning website is a foundational asset to deliver to these objectives.
Best Tea Packaging – Bronze
We designed our award-winning packaging to enhance the experience OM products provide and at the same time align with our deep commitment to sustainability. In accordance with our purpose to sustain nature to experience wellness, we have created packaging for this purpose that protects the product, and our planet as well as being elegant and functional. Learn more about our sustainable packaging »
2. AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS
Chakra Tea – a harmonising tisane offering grounding elements balanced against uplifting mint and fresh florals.
Cleansing Tea – a purifying tisane of verdant nettle, with refreshing floral mint tones and a touch of ginger.
Energy Tea – a vitalising tisane offering uplifting citrus, restorative earthy elements and hints of liquorice.
Meditation Tea – a focussing tisane imbued with fresh aromatic notes of sacred tulsi basil with divine rose overtones.
Turkish Delight Tea – a heart-warming tisane combining crisp apple with sweet comforting cinnamon and hints of gentle rose.
Antioxidant Tea – a brilliant crimson tisane of tangy berries and hibiscus, together with sweet honey and rose overtones.
Australian Bush Blush Tea – a tangy Native Australian blend of bush quandong and zesty native lemon with hibiscus.
Australian Wattleseed Tea – an aromatic black tea combining both the deep aroma of roasted wattleseed and sweet cinnamon spice.
Golden Turmeric Tea – a particularly vibrant golden tisane offering refreshing citrus notes and soothing earthy flavours with restoring tropical overtones.
Spicy Chai Tea – a vibrant and enlivening caffeine-free blend of traditional aromatic Indian spices balanced against citrus-rose overtones.
Super Dust – raw cacao mixed with matcha as well as super herbs with energy and stamina in mind.
Australian Outback Chai Tea – a rich rooibos chai combining spicy Tasmanian pepper berry with the rich aroma of roasted wattleseed.
French Earl Grey Tea – a floral twist on the classic with refreshing citrus tones balanced against rose and lavender.
Lemon, Lime & Bitters Iced Tea – a restorative iced tea blend of vitalising citrus with a bouquet of soothing blossoms to uplift and restore.
Moroccan Mint Green Tea – a vivid and uplifting green tea coupled with refreshing mint balanced by light revitalising grassy notes.
In receiving this recognition, we’d like to express especially our appreciation for the support and collaboration of our team, suppliers, partners and our community. Our award-winning year is above all a tribute to the entire OM community, and we are very grateful to everyone who has been a part of our journey,