Global Tea Championship

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...

China Mist’s Global Tea Championship Awards Boost Sales

China Mist Tea won three awards in the recent Global Tea Championship Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch competition for its bagged iced teas. China Mist’s Berry Hibiscus and Fiesta Fria each won a silver medal and the company’s Coconut Pineapple won bronze. “We take great pride in our teas,” said Kermit Peterson,...

SerendipiTea’s Global Tea Championship Awards Improve Sales

SerendipiTea was an outlier in the recent Global Tea Championship Single Serve Hot and Iced Small Batch competition, winning seven awards for various flavors. “We were really surprised and thrilled; it’s very exciting,” said Linda Villano, co-founder and president of SerendipiTea. The Manhasset, New York-based company has entered teas in the Global Tea Championship...

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...

Meet Gilbert Kendzior, Global Tea Championship Judge

Gilbert Kendzior’s tea career that has spanned across four continents began in 1980 in Lipton’s United Kingdom office. After training there for one year, Lipton transferred him to Sri Lanka where he was involved in tasting, auctioning and buying tea. Then he went to Malawi for two years and to Mombasa for five. Afterward,...

Top Tea News of 2017

The top World Tea News stories of 2017 reflect readership interest in a broad range of story topics, from retail struggles to new taxes in India. The most popular story topics among World Tea News readers were: Starbucks’ plight with its Teavana stores, data on the ready-to-drink tea market, India’s new goods and services...

Hawaii and Mississippi Teas Show Well at Competition

Two American-grown teas garnered the attention, appreciation and acclaim of the Global Tea Championship judges during the September competition. The teas were produced by the Onomea Tea Co. in Papaikou, Hawaii, and the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In the American Tea category, tea from Onomea Tea won the gold medal and...