Events

News regarding tea-industry events, and World Tea Media events: World Tea Expo, North American Tea Championship.

Richard Enticott, Global Tea Championship judge

Richard Enticott brings more than 25 years of experience in the tea industry to the Global Tea Championship. He owns Meridian Trading Company, which supplies botanical ingredients to customers around the world. World Tea News asked him more about his background. What sparked your interest in tea? Growing up in England, I became a...

Suzette Hammond, Global Tea Championship Judge

Suzette Hammond brings more than 13 years of experience in tea retail and wholesale to the Global Tea Championship. She founded Being Tea, an independent consultancy offering training and program development. World Tea News asked her more about her background. What sparked your interest in tea? Initially, my professional background was journalism, as a...

Kelly Amoroso, Global Tea Championship Judge

Kelly Amoroso is the tea buyer at Allegro Coffee Company and brings more than 23 years of tea industry experience to the Global Tea Championship. World Tea News asked her more about her background and her judging criteria. What sparked your interest in tea? I come from the coffee world and was inspired to...

Scott Svihula, Global Tea Championship Judge

Scott Svihula is one of the judges for the Global Tea Championship. He brings his tea expertise and business acumen to the competition. Here he shares his thoughts about tea and the competition with World Tea News. What sparked your interest in tea? I was working for a coffee company that wanted to get...

World Tea Expo, June 13 – 15 in Las Vegas

Conference and Expo Offers a World-Class Educational Experience in the Business of Tea, as Well as Hundreds of the Best New Products World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow focused on advancing the business of tea, takes place June 13 – 15, 2017 (with a pre-conference program on June 12) in Las Vegas at the...

Register Early For World Tea Expo Discounts

Registration is now open for the annual World Tea Expo, which promises to be better than ever. Classes are more relevant and of a higher quality; and people who register early will receive some discounts. Early Bird registration runs through April 28. Early registrants can save as much as $300 dollars. All retailers, distributors,...

Global Tea Initiative Excites Professionals

DAVIS, Calif. “I have never before seen so much tea talent assembled in one room,” said one of the Global Tea Initiative Colloquium participants to UC Davis Prof. Katharine Burnett, organizer of the Global Tea Initiative at the university world famous for its department of viticulture and enology. With the Second Annual Colloquium, Burnett...

UC Davis Tea Colloquium: Sensory Aspects of Tea

Less than a year after its inception, the Global Tea Initiative will host its 2nd Annual Colloquium, Thursday, Jan. 19 at the University of California Davis, in Davis, Calif. The Colloquium will feature a full day of events, with a tea tasting in the morning and a number of talks in the afternoon. The...

Penton’s North American Tea Championship Names 15 Winners During Evaluation of Hot Loose-Leaf Teas from Spring Harvest 2016

Some of the Winning Teas Will Be Featured at World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, June 13–15, 2017 Fifteen high-quality teas were awarded first-place prizes in several categories during the North American Tea Championship’s (NATC) evaluation of spring-harvest 2016 hot teas. The competition, held Sept. 15–16, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev., was hosted by...