Royal Cup, Inc. Awarded Four American Masters Of Taste Superior Taste Gold Medals

June 8, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In honor of National Iced Tea Month, Royal Cup, Inc., a leading importer, roaster and distributor of premium and specialty coffees and teas, is pleased to announce that it was selected as an American Masters of Taste Gold Medal Seal winner by Chefs In America, the nation’s oldest third-party culinary endorsement organization, for four of its iced tea blends: Blueberry Hibiscus, Strawberry Peach, Green Mint and Tropical Iced Tea.

“We are honored to have four of our iced tea blends awarded the American Masters of Taste Gold Medal Seal by Chefs In America,” said Bill Smith III, CEO of Royal Cup, Inc. “We work diligently to provide our customers with the best-tasting iced teas and coffee on the market, and this award proves that our hard work has paid off.”

The USA Taste Championships was founded in 1986 with the establishment of Chefs In America, whose experts – all trained in sensory evaluation and awarded the Master of Taste Gold Medal – populated the panel of judges.

“Royal Cup has put countless hours of research and development into creating a wide variety of premium iced tea blends,” said Robert Cole, vice president of marketing at Royal Cup, Inc. “National recognition of this caliber is truly a feather in our cap and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate National Iced Tea Month with this achievement.”

This national taste test was conducted using a “triple-blind judging process” to ensure accurate and fair results. Evaluators do not know who the manufacturer is, what the product variety or appellation is or what the other evaluators’ scores and comments are.

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About Royal Cup, Inc.

Royal Cup, Inc. is a major importer, roaster and distributor of premium and specialty coffees and teas to foodservice companies, business offices, convenience stores, chain restaurants and hotels located throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Established in 1896, Royal Cup remains a family-owned company dedicated to providing unparalleled service for each customer. For more information, visit