Taiwan-produced oolong tea, honey black tea, soy sauce, whisky and sausage 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 both earned three stars.


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


T-Ham 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.