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Le Hammeau Named 2012 sofi™ Silver Finalists

May 16, 2012

Bellocq Tea Named Silver Finalist for the 2012 sofi™ Award!

Tea No. 12, Le Hammeau has been named a Silver Finalist in the 2012 sofi™ Awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. The sofi Awards are the top honor in the $75 billion specialty food industry. “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.


Le Hammeau was selected as a Silver Finalist in the Diet and Lifestyle Category by a national panel of specialty food experts. The judges evaluated 1,935 entries across 30 Awards categories. The Gold Winners will be announced by noted chef José Andrés at a red-carpet ceremony June 18, 2012, at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C.

“We are thrilled the quality and sophistication of Le Hammeau was recognized by this knowledgable panel of judges. Bellocq teas are truely a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle” says Michael Shannon, from Bellocq. Bellocq's teas are sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Lane Crawford, Louis, H.P. Deco and finer stockists throughout the US, Canada, Great Britain and Japan. Bellocq teas are also available online at .

The sofi Awards are open to members of the NASFT, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs with more than 2,900 members throughout the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the NASFT and its Fancy Food Shows, go to Learn more about the 2012 sofi Awards at

“This year’s contest was the most competitive yet,” says NASFT President Ann Daw. “The foods and beverages that made it to the finals are proof that the spirit of innovation and creativity is thriving in the specialty food industry.”

NASFT Media Contacts:

Ron Tanner, VP Communications & Education; 646-878-0115,

Louise Kramer, Communications Director; 646-878-0130,

Food52 - The Food52 "52"

January 29, 2012

Favorite food-related finds of 2011. 

Inspired by the Saveur 100 list, pierino started a lively discussion on the FOOD52 Hotline about your favorite food-related finds of 2011.  We had a lengthy staff email chain that was pretty similar.  So we took the highlights from both, tallied things up and put together a list of our own.

We didn't end up with exactly 100 items but we have a lucky number around here (can you guess what it is?), so we went with it. 

And here it is: The FOOD52 "52"

No. 09, The White Duke

47. Bellocq Teas’ The White Duke:  We're smitten with Bellocq's packaging.  So far their 'The White Duke' blend is our favorite.

January 27, 2012

Vetri - Bellocq Tea

March 12, 2011

Chef and James Beard Foundation Award Winner Marc Vetri has selected Bellocq Teas for his new menu at his namesake Vetri Restaurant.  Marc is currently a semi finalist for three JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS and two of those are for Vetri in Philadelphia.  Marc's award nominations are for:  OUTSTANDING SERVICE and OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT.

Vetri's newest restaurant Amis is also up for a JBF Award for BEST NEW RESTAURANT.  

After visiting with Marc and his outstanding team we suggest they receive all three awards!  Lovely service from a remarkably welcoming, well trained staff and the new menu is truly PERFECT!

Bellocq Teas are honored to be selected as part of the Vetri experience.

Bloggers Choice Awards - NYIGF

February 10, 2011

Bellocq will be a center piece in upscale boutiques (to quote Hollister Hovey).

Winter 2011 Accent on Design® Bloggers' Choice Awards

Bloggers Choice Awards
Bloggers selected one product from 200+ companies participating in the juried Accent on Design, which, in their estimation, was most representative of the "next big thing." Urgent, odd and delightful design were among key criteria considered by the judges.

Hollister Hovey, 
Bellocq Teas by
 Bellocq, Ltd. (Brooklyn, NY) 
“The package design is traditional yet completely modern. The teas could be used over and over as key kitchen accessories. They will be a center piece in upscale boutiques. The yellow seems like a classic a là Hermès orange.”

Best High Tea - Wallpaper*

January 22, 2011

Wallpaper* Magazine has awarded Bellocq the "Best High Tea - 2011" Award.  The Award was presented this month in London at the Design Awards Event and has been published in Wallpaper* Magazine's February Design Issue.  Available now.