Meet the Global Tea Championship Iced Tea Competition Judges

Meet the judges for the Global Tea Championship's Iced Tea Competition, which takes place August 16 in Montebello, California. John Cullicott has more than 16 years of tea industry experience. As President and COO of Walters Bay, he has helped develop the grower-direct business model, which prioritizes sustainability, traceability and transparency. Read more here.       Eliot Jordan’s career in the tea industry began at Peet’s Coffee & Tea store in Berkeley, California, where he was a trainer and subsequently a tea purchaser, blender and buyer. He is now the vice president of Mighty Leaf. Read more here.       David DeCandia has been with the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for 11 years, where he is the Senior Manager of Tea and Master Tea Blender and buyer. Read more here.