The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot (Loose Leaf) competition took place in Boulder, Colorado, Sept. 29, 2018. These three tea industry experts brought specialized knowledge to the competition and evaluated each of the teas.
Richard Endicott grew up in England and consumed tea from an early age. He became a Trainee Tea Taster with Tetley tea and began a five-year apprenticeship toward becoming a tea buyer. Those five years at Tetley provided a solid grounding in the global mechanics of the tea industry. Read more here.
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. Read more here.
Rob McCaleb founded and presides over the Herb Research Foundation and of Natural Healthcare Inc., and wrote The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs. Read more here.