World Tea Community News

Souvia Focuses on Community as Arizona Oasis

On a “mission to slow Americans down one sip at a time,” Souvia tearoom owner Olivia Wingert offers a tearoom of respite in north-central Phoenix, Arizona, that features high-quality tea, education and place for people to gather and connect as a close-knit community. Souvia was founded in 2006 by Wingert, who moved to Arizona...

Innovation in the Tea Industry

Excerpted from the World Tea Expo presentation available here. The Museum of Failure opened in Helsingborg Sweden this month, a monument to the world’s worst innovations. Organizers there assembled a celebration of the absurd that documents hilarious commercial failures such as Colgate’s beef lasagna and Harley Davidson’s leather-perfume. Tech holds a special place in...

Sri Lanka Shined at World Tea Expo

Sri Lanka’s celebrated Ceylon tea roared at this year’s World Tea Expo, drawing attention to the official country of origin and showing by example its pedigree of social, economic, and environmental responsibility. Sri Lanka is the largest exporter of black orthodox tea, accounting for 6.2% of world production and exporting 16.9% of the world’s...

2017 World Tea Awards Winners

The 2017 World Tea Awards were presented to the winners at the Las Vegas Convention Center on June 14, 2017. Tea industry professionals garnered much deserved recognition for their contributions to the field. The winners are listed below. The John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Rona Tison, ITO EN 150th Anniversary of Ceylon Tea:...

Prepare to Vote for the People’s Tea Choice Awards

Don’t miss the Winners Tasting Circle on the World Tea Expo show floor. It showcases winning Global Tea Championship entries from the previous year. The Global Tea Championship (GTC) is an independent tea tasting competition in which tea experts taste dozens of teas to determine the best commercially available teas in terms of quality...

3 Tips on Forging Authentic Connections at World Tea Expo

Sue Heilbronner, founder and CEO of MergeLane and regular speaker on conscious leadership, recently spoke at a Naturally Boulder event on strategies for making authentic connections while at an event such as World Tea Expo. The following are three takeaways from Heilbronner’s talk. 1. Practice conscious leadership Conscious leadership starts with you, then your product, then...

World Tea Expo Survival Tips [Infographic]

From blisters on your heels to tummy trouble from sample overload, a lot can throw a wrench into your World Tea Expo experience. Spending all day on your feet, forgetting the essentials and perhaps hitting the Las Vegas strip too late can dampen what is one of the most educational and tasty times of the year....

9 Ways to Celebrate National Iced Tea Day on June 10

Mark the start of summer with the annual National Iced Tea Day on June 10. Here are some ideas to get you started. Brands and retailers can offer a coupon for a free tea on Iced Tea Day. Incorporate your teas into a delectable iced tea recipe. Share the recipe and promote the blend...

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...