Events

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

Iced Tea Entry for Global Tea Championship is Open

Iced tea product entry is now open for the Global Tea Championship happening in May. Professional tea experts will evaluate the entries in a blind test May 11-12. A numerical value on a scale from 1 to 100 will be assigned to each tea after all of the tea’s characteristics are taken into consideration....

Unique Beverages at Expo West

Natural brands continue to disrupt the coffee and tea categories. At Natural Products Expo West 2017, we spotted coffee soda, coffee leaf tea, bamboo leaf tea, Kenyan purple tea, coffee and tea brewed in coconut water, beer-tea shandy, dissolvable tea and coffee powders, pour-overs, compostable pods, and plenty of cold brew, to name just...

Your Sneak Peek into World Tea Expo: A Photo Gallery

  Thousands are gearing up for North America’s largest tea focused event – World Tea Expo in Las Vegas in June. So, what is it like to experience the show floor, education and networking at World Tea Expo? Check out this World Tea Expo Photo Gallery! About World Tea Expo Professionals from all over...

The Booming Tea Industry in the United States

The popularity of tea continues to rapidly grow in the United States. Though it is common knowledge that tea has long been widely consumed in countries such as China and India, it is not commonly known that the U.S. ranks third in the world for the amount of tea it imports, while Russia and...

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...