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Brian Keating Memorial at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Brian R. Keating, who made countless contributions to the tea industry and passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 2, will be honored with a memorial at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. The Celebration of Oolong honoring Brian, will take place at the teahouse on October 7, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Several types of Oolong, which was Keating’s...

Tea Companies Benefit from the Global Tea Championship

Participating in the Global Tea Championship, a competition that draws tea purveyors from around the world, benefits everyone. Judges Lydia Kung, owner of Verileaf Fine Teas and Eliot Jordan, vice president of Mighty Leaf, share their insights as to why tea companies should enter regardless of whether they win medals. Jordan is one of...

Deadlines for Two Global Tea Championships Are Approaching

Two Global Tea Championship competitions and their entry deadlines are right around the corner. The Iced Tea Commercial Competition will take place Aug. 16 in Montbello, California, and the Spring Hot (Loose Leaf) Competition will take place Sept. 29-30 in Boulder, Colorado. The Global Tea Championship is an independent tea competition open to teas...

Rocky Mountain Tea Festival Turns 20

This year marks the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival’s 20th anniversary and as one of the United States’ longest running tea festivals, it exemplifies the impact such a festival can have on tea industry professionals and the public. The Colorado-based event takes place July 28-29 at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, one of the preeminent teahouses...

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 Private Limited—Assam...

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...