Author Archives: Elizabeth Dobos

New Open Class Offers Surprises in Global Tea Championship

The Global Tea Championship’s 2018 Fall Hot Loose Leaf Competition took place Saturday, March 24, in Boulder, Colorado, where tea purveyors from seven countries competed to win gold, silver or bronze medals in 27 categories. Tea industry experts Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond and Aaron Vick judged the competition and offered their insights. Judges did...

March 2018 Global Tea Championship Results

The Global Tea Championship’s 2018 Fall Hot Loose Leaf Competition took place in Boulder, Colorado March 24. Entrants from 7 countries submitted 147 teas in 27 categories. Three judges, Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond and Aaron Vick, tasted and evaluated all of the teas. Here are the results of the competition. Assam Bronze: Vahdam Teas...

7 Keys to Successful Tea Parties for Children

Children’s tea parties not only serve as a potential business opportunity, they play an important function for today’s youth as such events help cultivate socializing skills, manners and self-confidence. A tea party is a fun way for children to learn etiquette and develop good social skills, especially in an age when dependence on technology...

World Tea Expo Announces Inaugural Kombucha Pavilion

Kombucha, the wildly popular fermented tea, gets a special showcase with the new Kombucha Pavilion debuting at World Tea Expo, June 12-14 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with Kombucha Brewers International, the Kombucha Pavilion offers 10-15 furnished, turnkey booths in a dedicated area on the exposition floor to kombucha producers who want to...

Budding Products: New Bagged Teas

Yorkshire Tea and Biscuits in One Bag Taylors of Harrogate recently launched its Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew, which combines Rainforest Alliance Certified tea and the flavor of biscuits in a tea bag, reports Metro. In Great Britain, tea and biscuits are so often consumed together that the company decided to combine the two into...

Tea Influencers Share Industry Threats and Solutions

World Tea News asked tea industry leaders for their insights regarding threats to the tea industry and they shared their feedback. Here we asked: What is the biggest threat the tea industry faces in the coming year and how can the industry overcome it? I see three main challenges facing the tea industry: The...

China Mist’s Global Tea Championship Awards Boost Sales

China Mist Tea won three awards in the recent Global Tea Championship Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch competition for its bagged iced teas. China Mist’s Berry Hibiscus and Fiesta Fria each won a silver medal and the company’s Coconut Pineapple won bronze. “We take great pride in our teas,” said Kermit Peterson,...

Budding Products: Starbucks Adds New Teas to International Menus

Starbucks Japan Debuts Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Japan is offering its Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino for a limited time, reports Bustle. This new beverage, which blends Earl Grey tea, milk and ice and is topped with sweet honey cream, is timely for a spring release when customers typically make the switch...

The Teahouse Infuses Tea Culture into New Mexico’s Capital

Santa Fe is known for its art galleries, turquoise jewelry and New Mexican cuisine. But tea? Not so much. The Teahouse, nestled in a charming century-old adobe building about one mile southeast of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, aims to change that. The 1,400 square-foot tea retailer and full-service restaurant is nestled among more...