North American Tea Championship

The North American Tea Championship™ is an independent competition, judged by professional cuppers, to distinguish the highest quality & best tasting teas commercially available in the North American marketplace.
Learn more at: www.teachampionship.com.

Global Tea Championship Presents ‘Gold,’ ‘Silver,’ ‘Bronze’ Medals for the Best Iced Teas of 2017, Just Prior to National Iced Tea Month

Some Honorees Will Be Featured at the Global Tea Championship ‘Winners Tasting Circle’ at World Tea Expo, June 13 – 15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall The Global Tea Championship (GTC), an independent competition that evaluates and distinguishes the highest quality and best tasting specialty teas, presented four Gold, 12 Silver...

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....

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...

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...

The Best Iced Teas for 2016

North American Tea Championship Honorees Will Be Featured at the North American Tea Championship ‘Winners Tasting Circle’ at World Tea Expo Penton’s North American Tea Championship (NATC), the only independent and professionally-judged tea competition in North America, presented 11 first-place wins to the best, premium iced teas in various categories, as well as Best...