Two Nunhead mums who make herbal teas for children have won a coveted award, writes Jessie Kolvin…
Becky Coletto and Kate Towers founded their company Small & Wild in November 2017 so that children could share their joy in a good cup of tea.
The friends started experimenting with herbal and fruit blends which would be popular with, and healthy for, little taste buds.
Now the online magazine Junior has acknowledged the mums’ achievement in their Design Awards, awarding them the silver prize in the Best Children’s Drink or Snack category.
The magazine said that “Junior’s mini judges were incredibly taken with the novelty of being offered a cup of tea and all sat very sweetly with pinkies cocked, happily sipping away.”
Positive reactions came from Fern Weston-Bennett, mother of mini judge Fancy Nancy, who said: “Loving this idea. Nancy and I loved the teas. Some lovely flavours and a massive bonus when it ticks the health box too!”
Amazing Arabella, a thirteen-year-old vlogger, also voiced her support: “I love the box designs – this is a really cool idea for kids.”
Ms Coletto expressed her delight with the accolade: “We are over-the-moon at being recognised with such an important award.
“A lot of people in the parenting sector say that winning the Junior’s is like getting an Oscar, and we certainly feel like that right now.
“We are grateful to the Junior Magazine team and their brilliant judging panel for seeing what our happy herbal tea for kids is all about – which is providing children with a delicious, healthy drink that helps keep them hydrated, as well as giving the all-important relaxing cup of tea moment that we all love.”
Small & Wild sell four varieties of tea, all of which are 100 per cent natural, with ethically-sourced ingredients and no added sugar.
They can be brewed at child-friendly temperatures or made into iced teas.
The products are available on Small & Wild’s website and at independent stockists across London.
For more information, visit https://www.smallandwild.com/.