Global Tea Championship

Meet 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...

Meet Lydia Kung, Global Tea Championship Judge

Lydia Kung owns VeriLeaf Fine Teas. As a tea importer, she samples teas on a daily basis. She has a passion for tea’s traditions and surprises. Tea can still astonish and reveal new characteristics and this is what makes tea special to Lydia. She will apply her diverse tea knowledge as a judge in...

Mighty Leaf Tea Launches 3 Foodservice Brands

Mighty Leaf Tea Co. now offers a tri-tiered program with three distinct brands to serve its foodservice customers by sector. Foodservice always has been the largest part of Mighty Leaf’s business, comprising about two-thirds of its revenue. Founded in 1996, Mighty Leaf Tea was not sold in grocery stores until 2007. “Mighty Leaf is...

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....

Global Tea Championship Takes Place Feb. 25-26

The Global Tea Championship is right around the corner. Tea purveyors will put their work in front of a panel of judges meeting in Colorado to see which will become the Fall Hot (Loose Leaf) Tea and Packaged Single Service tea champions. The four February competition judges, Scott Svihula, Suzette Hammond, Richard Enticott and...

Meet the Global Tea Championship Judges

The Global Tea Championship’s Fall Hot (Loose Leaf) and Single Serve competitions will take place February 25-26, 2017. These four tea industry experts will be judging 245 teas. They have established themselves in the world of tea and all have unique stories to tell and specialized knowledge to bring to the competition.   Kelly...

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...