March 2018 Global Tea Championship Results

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Tipsy Eve tea, photo by Faith Bailes
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 Gold Second Flush Black Tea Black Tea (Machine, CTC) Bronze: Kai Organic Tea—Texas Iced Tea Black Tea (Orthodox) Silver: Glenworth Tea Estate—Orange Twist Bronze: Garden to Cup Organics—Anhui Imperial Private Reserve Blended Black Silver: The Milana Company—The Queen's Royal Blend   Blended Oolong Bronze: Old Village Puer Pte. Ltd.—Woken Dragon   Blended Puerh/Dark Bronze: Old Village Puer Pte. Ltd.—Imperial Treasure Breakfast Blend No winners Chai (Masala Chai) No winners Darjeeling Second Flush No winners Darjeeling (Autumnal) No winners Dark Tea Bronze: Garden to Cup Organics—Lu'an Private Reserve Earl Grey Black Gold: Florapharm Tea USA—Bergamot Silver: Garden to Cup Organics—Majestic Earl Grey Bronze: Firsd Tea North America—Earl Grey Flavored Black Silver: CitizenTea—Smores Bronze: Florapharm Tea USA—Mango Moringa Natural Flavored Decaf Silver: Dethlefsen & Balk Inc.—Lemon/Pineapple Bronze: Florapharm Tea USA—Decaffeinated Earl Grey Natural Flavored Oolong Bronze: Garden to Cup Organics—Spring Garden Oolong Flavored Puerh/Dark Bronze: Teas Etc. Inc.—Butter Pecan Pu-erh Ginseng Oolong Bronze: Dethlefsen & Balk Inc.—Lan Gui Ren – Ginseng Oolong Gunpowder No winners Hojicha No winners Jasmine Green (Open Leaf) Silver: Meimei Fine Teas—King Jasmine Green Tea Bronze: Garden to Cup Organics—Moonlight Jasmine Jasmine Green (Pearl) No winners Keemun No winners Lapsang Souchong No winners Moroccan Mint Gold: Newby Teas—Moroccan Mint Heritage Collection Puerh Silver: Florapharm Tea USA—Organic Pu-Erh China “Palace Pu-Erh” Bronze: Wild Yunnan Tea—Wild Ancient Shu Puerh Unique Open Class Gold: Garden to Cup Organics—Lapsang Souchong Bespoke Gold: Glenburn Tea Direct—Khongea Assam Silver Needles Silver: Newby Teas—White Jasmine Special Silver: Lumbini Tea Valley—Manjary Silver: Lumbini Tea Valley—Tipsy Eve Silver: Florapharm Tea USA—Organic Black Japan Wakoucha Silver: Lumbini Tea Valley—Sinharaja Wiry Tips Silver: Garden to Cup Organics—Cameron Valley Private Reserve Bronze: Lumbini Tea Valley—Silver Needles Bronze: TEKO ehf—Birki Blend Bronze: Bitaco Unique Colombian Tea—Colombian Black Tea Bronze: Walters Bay—Golden Rings Bronze: TeaGschwender—New Zealong Black Tea Bronze: Old Village Puer Pte. Ltd.—Fresh Fusion Bronze: Vahdam Teas Private Limited—Smoky Assam Souchong Black Tea Yunnan Silver: TeaVivre—Yu Nan Dian Hong Black Tea-Golden Tip Bronze: Garden to Cup Organics—Yunnan Golden Monkey Judge’s Choice Vahdam Teas Private Limited—Earl Grey Masala Chai Tea The Milana Company—The Royal Emperor’s Chai