Global Tea Championship

2017 Global Tea Championship Spring Hot Loose Leaf Results

Blended White Gold: Garden to Cup Organics Lemon White Tea Bronze: 3 Teas Organic Lavender White Blended Green Gold: The Tea Spot Sweet Magnolia Green Silver: Garden to Cup Organics Osmanthus Green Bronze: Teaja Organic Rose Garden Green Tea Caffeinated Herbal Blend Gold: Garden to Cup Organics Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate Silver: Teaja Organic...

4 Key Takeaways for Global Tea Championship Entrants

The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot Tea Competition took place Sept. 16-17 in Boulder, Colorado. Three judges evaluated 225 teas in 44 categories. Judges Lydia Kung of VeriLeaf Fine Teas, Rob McCaleb of Herb Research Foundation and Natural Healthcare and Scott Svihula of Hula Consulting share their reactions and insights. “The judges learn from...

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...

Meet Rob McCaleb, Global Tea Championship Judge

Rob McCaleb is educated in cellular biology and botany and has applied his extensive knowledge as an ethnobotanist to the tea industry in the areas of product development and marketing. He founded and presides over the Herb Research Foundation and of Natural Healthcare Inc., and wrote The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs. While he was...

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...