World Tea Awards 2018

Nigel Melican accepted the John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award while getting a standing ovation during the World Tea Awards at the World Tea Expo.

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, Battery Powered): Bonavita 1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle

Best Tea Brewing Device (Non-Electric): Mountain Tea tumbler by The Tea Spot

Best Retail Tea Shop, Cafe, Bar: Camellia Sinensis

Best Tea Accessory: Double Walled Glass Cups, Pavina Design 12 oz. Tea for One by Bodum

Best Tea Publication: Global Tea Hut (Tea and Tao Magazine) – Aaron Fisher (Wu De)

Best E-Commerce Tea Website: Camellia Sinensis

Best Tea Trade Website (Wholesale): a tie between International Tea Importers and The G.S. Haly Company

Best Specialty Tea Brand: The Tao of Tea

Best Sustainability Initiative: Young Mountain Tea – Global Tea Exchange in India & Nepal

Best Tea Blog: – Tea for Me Please by Nicole Martin

Best Tea Educator: Suzette Hammond – Being Tea

Best Grassroots Tea Education Campaign: NorthWest Tea Festival – Seattle/World Tea Series

John Harney Lifetime Achievement Award: Nigel Melican