Lo­cal sausage and booze lauded by int’l afi­ciona­dos

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan- pro­duced sausage, Oo­long tea, honey black­tea, soy sauce and whisky im­pressed ju­ries of the In­ter­na­tional Taste & Qual­ity In­sti­tute ( iTQi), with 21 Tai­wanese items win­ning a Su­pe­rior Taste Award from the in­sti­tute this year.

The Brussels- based in­sti­tute en­trusts judges se­lected from the 15 most pres­ti­gious Euro­pean culi­nary and som­me­liers as­so­ci­a­tions to test hun­dreds of en­tries from all over the world, and awards are pre­sented to prod­ucts of ex­cel­lent qual­ity.

Items are awarded three stars if they re­ceive a score of 90 or higher on a scale of 100, two stars for scores be­tween 80 and 90, and one star for scores be­tween 70 and 80.

Four Sea­son Oo­long Tea pro­duced by Chang San Wo’s tea plan­ta­tion near 3,400-me­ter-high Ho­huan Moun­tain and Honey Black Tea made by Max Art In­ter­na­tional Corp. both earned three stars.

Other prod­ucts re­ceiv­ing the high­est recog­ni­tion were Kim­lan Su­per Spe­cial Soy Sauce by Kim­lan Foods Co. and Kavalan Solist ex-Bour­bon Sin­gle Cask whisky by King Car Whisky Dis­tillery.

T- Ham Co. proved that Tai­wan’s meat pro­cess­ing in­dus­try can pro­duce qual­ity Ger­man style sausages, with its sausage earn­ing two stars.

A com­pany ex­ec­u­tive said at the award pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony on June 4 that win­ning the iTQi award may help the com­pany gain ac­cess to the Euro­pean mar­ket.

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