Announcing Tea Masters Cup USA 2019

I am extremely excited to announce that the American Specialty Tea Alliance has partnered with the World Tea Expo to hold the first U.S. national qualifying round of the Tea Masters Cup at the expo this year in Las Vegas! World Tea Expo will take place June 11 – 13, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the competition will take place June 11 – 12 on the expo floor. I think that the start of the Tea Masters Cup competitions in the United States is a landmark movement and we’re thrilled to bring this event to World Tea Expo [...]

Announcing Tea Masters Cup USA 20192019-02-19T06:19:40-06:00

The Results are In: 2017 Tea Masters Cup Finals

The 2017 Tea Master's Cup Finals took place September 25-27 in Enshi, Hubei China. 29 participants from 13 countries competed in 4 categories: Tea Preparation, Tea Pairing, Tea Mixology and Tea Tasting. The competition took place within the 7th International Tea Forum run by the CFNA (China Chamber of Commerce for Import/Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-products). The finals were judged by a panel of tea experts from around the world: Denis Shumakov from Russia, Tony Gebely (yours truly) from the USA, He Jie from China, Sharyn Johnston from Australia, Gabriella Lombardi from Italy, William Lee from Korea and [...]

The Results are In: 2017 Tea Masters Cup Finals2018-05-15T08:40:31-05:00

Tea Masters Cup: An Exposé

Tea preparation in Russia and several countries in Eastern Europe is sophisticated. Tea there is treated as more of a craft much like third-wave coffee is being treated in the United States. It's amazing to see how tea culture has progressed in a different way than it has in the United States. One great example of this progression can be found within an organization called Tea Masters Cup. I’ve been following the organization for several months now, speaking to it’s organizers and to winners of the cup. Tea Master's Cup has been occurring yearly since the first event in Moscow in 2013. The growing event draws large crowds, sometimes [...]

Tea Masters Cup: An Exposé2018-05-15T08:40:34-05:00