World Tea Community News

Expo Exhibitors Show Off Electric Tea Brewers

Exhibitors at the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas will be showing off electronic tea brewers with lots of bells and whistles for both home and tea shops. Gourmia Gourmia.com expects to exhibit six electronic tea brewers at the expo, including: GWTC8500 – The WiFi Square Craft Tea Infuser & Coffee Brewer includes app...

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...

Tea Forest in Hawaii Establishes a New Standard of Quality

Big Island Tea produces tea using sustainable farming practices that respect and support Hawaii’s diverse ecosystem, resulting in an exceptionally high quality tea. Eliah Halpenny moved to Hawaii in 2001 from Canada to join her husband, Cam Muir, who had accepted a post-doctorate genetics research position at the University of Hawaii. Being Canadian, Halpenny...

Muscatel Flavor is Unmatched

The distinctive muscatel flavor is one of the most difficult flavors to identify. I have been tasting various kinds of tea, including Darjeelings, since 1975. But to learn about muscatel took dedication because you need to know the taste to identify it. I was taught to taste at least 50 cups of muscatel tea...

Taylors of Harrogate Wins Queen’s Award for Supply Chain

Taylors of Harrogate and its sister company Bettys Café Tea Rooms received a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development on April 21 for their sustainable tea and coffee supply chain, according to a company press release. The Queen’s Award honors Bettys and Taylors’ socially responsible sourcing of tea and coffee and the positive impact on...

Tea Author and Retailer Mary Lou Heiss Dies at 66

NORTHAMPTION, Mass. Acclaimed tea author and retailer Mary Lou Heiss will be remembered for her adventures as the Tea Trekker and her expertise in preparing, photographing, and writing about fine food. She passed April 9. “Mary Lou had a great curiosity and a yearning to experience tea up close and personal,” said fellow author...

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....

Nepal Tea’s Kickstarter Campaign Exceeds Goal

Nepal Tea is a certified organic specialty tea supplier that helps improve the lives of Nepali tea farmers and children. Founded in 2016, the Jersey City, New Jersey-based company recently implemented a Kickstarter campaign to grow its social project. Founder Nishchal Banskota and Sashreek Shrestha created the campaign and set the fundraising goal at...

Red Robe Tea House Offers Gong Fu Tea Service

The Red Robe Tea House & Café brings authentic Southern Chinese culture to Portland, Oregon, while still appealing to Western preferences. “I combined the traditional Chinese and Western tastes,” said co-owner Pearl Zhang. “I also came up with this using both creativity and delicacy.” Customers who dine there get an all-encompassing Cantonese cultural experience....