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World Tea Awards 2018

Every year, the World Tea Expo honors people and companies that have made valuable contributions to the tea industry. Here are this year’s World Tea Award winners. Best Tea Health Advocate: Katharine Burnett, PhD (U.C. Davis) Best Consumer-Oriented Tea Marketing Campaign/Promotion: International Tea Sippers Society – Sip for Peace Best Tea Brewing Device (Electric,...

Director of Global Tea Initiative at World Tea Expo

Informed consumers make better choices and more frequently that choice is tea. “Compare tea to the wine industry,” suggests Katharine Burnett. “The more knowledgeable the consumer is, the more s/he buys. And this puts pressure on the industry to provide better and better quality, which makes the choices even better for all, and even...

Tea Craftsman Certification Strengthens Tea Businesses

Being an effectual tea specialist has evolved beyond handing a cup and teabag to a customer. Knowledge of tea and its components is vital for success. Some key skills that are relevant when training or becoming a tea specialist in today’s competitive retail environment are: Cupping. Processing. Blending. Creating flavored teas. Understanding tisanes and...

World Tea Expo Announces Inaugural Kombucha Pavilion

Editor’s note: The planned 2018 launch has been delayed. Kombucha, the wildly popular fermented tea, gets a special showcase with the new Kombucha Pavilion debuting at World Tea Expo, June 12-14 in Las Vegas. Produced in partnership with Kombucha Brewers International, the Kombucha Pavilion offers 10-15 furnished, turnkey booths in a dedicated area on...

Places to Take Your Tea in Las Vegas

Here are four outstanding places in Las Vegas where World Tea Expo attendees can find a tea respite. Each place has its own unique attributes and puts care into the details of their guests’ tea experiences. Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, Cha Garden Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino’s Cha Garden is an indoor-outdoor tea...

Register Early For World Tea Expo Discounts

Registration is now open for the annual World Tea Expo, which promises to be better than ever. Classes are more relevant and of a higher quality; and people who register early will receive some discounts. Early Bird registration runs through April 28. Early registrants can save as much as $300 dollars. All retailers, distributors,...

Lucky Dragon Casino Serves 2,000 Gongfu Tea on Opening Day

LAS VEGAS Ten tea artists in the Cha Garden teahouse served almost 2,000 people last weekend at the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, the first hotel-casino with gongfu tea service in the U.S. The boutique 200-room hotel-casino is located on the north side of Sahara Avenue about a half-mile west of Las Vegas Boulevard. It...