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New Open Class Offers Surprises in Global Tea Championship

The Global Tea Championship’s 2018 Fall Hot Loose Leaf Competition took place Saturday, March 24, in Boulder, Colorado, where tea purveyors from seven countries competed to win gold, silver or bronze medals in 27 categories. Tea industry experts Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond and Aaron Vick judged the competition and offered their insights. Judges did...

March 2018 Global Tea Championship Results

The Global Tea Championship’s 2018 Fall Hot Loose Leaf Competition took place in Boulder, Colorado March 24. Entrants from 7 countries submitted 147 teas in 27 categories. Three judges, Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond and Aaron Vick, tasted and evaluated all of the teas. Here are the results of the competition. Assam Bronze: Vahdam Teas...

Budding Products: New Functional Loose Leaf Teas

California Tea House Created an Aphrodisiac Apricot Chai Tarzana, California-based California Tea House debuts its aphrodisiac Apricot Chai just in time for Valentine’s Day. The organic blend consists of loose leaf black tea, peaches, apricot preserves, vanilla beans, ginger, cloves and citrus peel. The company came up with this blend after researching ancient treatments...

2018 Global Tea Championship Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch Results

  Photo by Christine Kapperman Single Cup Black (Single Origin) Bronze: Crystal Geyser/Teajava Tea, Teajava Original Black Tea Black Flavored No winners Bagged Black (Single Origin) Silver: Newby Teas, Assam Tea Bags Bronze: Walters Bay, Walters Bay English Breakfast Black Blended Silver: Newby Teas, Masala Chai Tea Bags Bronze: Firepot Nomadic Teas, Soul Revival...

Global Tea Championship Attracts Innovative Blends

The Global Tea Championship took place Jan. 20 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges, Scott Svihula, Gilbert Kendzior and Rob McCaleb, evaluated teas in the Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch categories. The competition drew 58 companies from 11 countries, including Sweden, Croatia and Trinidad. The 151 teas included about 100 single-serve teas and...

St. Julien Hotel Combines Tea, Children and Philanthropy

Boulder, Colorado’s St. Julien Hotel & Spa combines afternoon tea and philanthropy with its annual Gingerbread Tea. Children get to experience afternoon tea while being part of a good cause. Each winter holiday season the Gingerbread Tea raises money for a local charity called There With Care, which helps families and children who are...

Global Tea Championship’s Notable Features

The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot Tea Competition will take place September 16-17, 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. Here are some notable aspects of this year’s competition. Any company from around the world that sells tea commercially is eligible to enter the competition. This is the first year the competition will take place at the...

Reach Your Customers with a Tea Festival

Tea festivals create an effective outreach arena for tea retailers. The Rocky Mountain Tea Festival, which took place July 29-30 at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse in Colorado provides one such example of how even a small tea festival can help tea retailers and educators connect with a variety of people. The owners of the...

The Tide of Sugar-Sweetened Soda Has Turned

Ballot measures taxing sugar-sweetened beverages passed with majorities and in some instances super-majorities last week in San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany in California and in Boulder, Colorado. Jim Krieger, the executive director of Healthy Food America told Vox: “This is an astonishing repudiation of big soda. For too long, the big soda companies got...