2012 Champions

Rating Guidelines
96- 100 Rare: Unique tea, difficult to replicate in future manufacturing processes
90 - 95 Outstanding: a distinctive tea with brilliant style
80 - 89 Very Good: a tea with superior characteristics
70 - 79 Above Average: a tea with particularly desirable qualities

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Top Ranking - Signature Famous Teas


Ceylon
Darjeeling
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Ceylon Orange Pekoe
Sri Lanka, 2012 87
MSRP: $1.25 / 4oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
Florapharm Tea USA LP, Organic Darjeeling "Jungpana" Wonder Muscatel
India, 2012 85
MSRP: $250 - $300/kg
www.florapharmteausa.com
(912) 877-7717
Walters Bay Tea Estates, Noori Pekoe1
Sri Lanka 85
www.waltersbay.com
(512) 306-0935
International Tea Importers, Organic 1st Flush Singbulli Sftgfop-1
Singbulli Estate, Darjeeling, India, 2012 84
MSRP: $8.99 per Ounce
www.teavendor.com
(562) 801-9600
Regal Ceylon Tea,Single Estate Ceylon Tea - Dimbula (Organic)
Dimbula, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 2012 84
MSRP: $12 per loose leaf tin/100 grams or $10 per Box of 20 tea bags
www.regalceylontea.com
(202) 536-2555
Dethlefsen & Balk Inc., Selimbong FTGFOP1 2nd flush, EU organic #22370
India, 2012 82
MSRP: $21.80/4oz
www.dethlefsen-balk.us
(630) 851-8549
Dragonwell
Matcha
Black Tusk Trading Co. Ltd, West Lake Dragonwell (Pre Qing Ming)
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 2012, Pre Qing Ming 88
MSRP: $200 / 500 gram
www.blacktusk.biz
(604) 682-2978
Sipping Streams Tea Company, Imperial Matcha
Japan, 2012 88
MSRP: $38.00/30g
www.sippingstreams.com
(907) 457-1660
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Long'jing Dragonwell
China, 2012 86
MSRP: $25 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
Ito En, Koto no Tsuki
Japan, 2012 86
MSRP: $19.50 / 20g tin
www.itoen.com
(707) 327-6413
International Tea Importers, Organic Dragonwell
China, 2012 84
MSRP:$5.99 Per Ounce
www.teavendor.com
(562) 801-9600
DoMatcha, Matcha-Ceremonial Grade Usucha
Japan, 2012 83
MSRP: $31.99/30g
www.domatcha.com
(604) 737-2581
Sencha
World of Tea –Le monde du thé, Sencha Maroyaka
Japan, 2012 86
MSRP: CND17/50g
www.world-of-tea.ca
(613) 798-9832
Ito En, Kawane Sencha
Japan, 2012 85
MSRP: $6.00 / oz
www.itoen.com
(707) 327-6413
Aiya America, Aiya Premium Sencha
Japan, 2012 84
MSRP: $23.80 / 80g tin
www.aiya-america.com
(310) 212-1395

Top Ranking - General Categories

Steamed Green Tea
Pan -Fired Green Tea
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Verdant Summer
Japan, 2012 86
MSRP: $30 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
OSULLOC, OSULLOC Illohyang
Jeju Island, South Korea, Republic of, 2012 91
MSRP: $125/60g
www.osullocmall.com
82 2 709 5887
Aiya America, Aiya Premium Gyokuro
Japan, 2012 84
MSRP: $34.00 / 80g tin
www.aiya-america.com
(310) 212-1395
Black Tusk Trading Co. Ltd, Dong Ting Mountain Bi Luo Chun
Tai Hu, Jiangsu Province, China, 2012 90
MSRP: $50 / 100g
www.blacktusk.biz
(604) 682-2978
Mellow Monk, LLC, Shaded Leaf
Japan, 2012 82
MSRP:$33.95 per 100-gram
www.mellowmonk.com
(925) 447-3636
AHAE Press, Inc, A Tea of Teas Organic Green Tea - Spring
South Korea, 2012 89
MSRP: $25/oz
(914) 241-8500
Blended Green Tea
Flavored Green Tea
Chado-En DBA The Taste of Tea, Sakura Karigane -Organic
Shizuoka Japan, 2010 84
MSRP:50 grams $12.95
www.thetasteoftea.com
(707) 875-9370
Tea & Beyond Llc Dba Teagschwendner, Asian Pear
India, Japan and China, 2012 85
MSRP:$10.30 per 100gr
www.tgtea.com
(847)471-8588
Aiya America, Aiya Matcha infused Genmaicha
Japan, 2012 83
MSRP:$17.99 / 85g tin
www.aiya-america.com
(310) 212-1395
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Summer Sun
USA, 2012 84
MSRP:$7.50 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
DoMatcha, Genmai Cha with Matcha Blend
Japan, 2012 81
MSRP:CND17.99/20 teabags
www.domatcha.com
(604) 737-2581
Dethlefsen & Balk Inc., Maple Walnut #22522
China, 2012 80
MSRP:$8.90/4oz
www.dethlefsen-balk.us
(630) 851-8549
Green Puer
Dark Puer
Silk Road Teas, Jinggu Grade One Mao Cha
Yunnan Province, 2007 85
MSRP:$28.00 per lb.
www.silkroadteas.com
(415) 458-8624
International Tea Importers, Organic Pu-erh Tea
China, 2012 86
MSRP:$3.49 Per Ounce
www.teavendor.com
(562) 801-9600
Sipping Streams Tea Company, Mao Cha
China, 2011 84
MSRP:$13.00/oz
www.sippingstreams.com
(907) 457-1660
World of Tea –Le monde du thé, Puer 2006 Tippy
China, 2006 85
MSRP:CND10/50g
www.world-of-tea.ca
(613) 798-9832
Teasource, 1999 Green Puerh Cake
China, 1999 80
MSRP:$69.99 per 340 gram cake
www.teasource.com
(877) 768-7233
Spring Tea Group ( USA), Inc, Longrun Dali Pu-erh Tea (Fermented)
China, 2012 84
MSRP:$28.99
www.springteausa.com
(909) 374-5193
White Tea
Blended White Tea
Teas Etc, Bai Mu Dan Superior Organic
Fujian Province - Fuding Area, 2011 87
MSRP:$12.95 per 3 ounce
www.teasetc.com
(561) 683-6838
Teasource, Jasmine Silver Needle
China, 2012 85
MSRP:$19.89 per 4 oz
www.teasource.com
(877) 768-7233
Rare Tea Republic, Sandakphu Spring White
Nepal, 2012 86
MSRP:$14.75/ 50 g
www.raretearepublic.com
(615) 335-4063
Wah Fong Tea Company Ltd, Sweet Memories Tea
Hong Kong China, 2012 82
MSRP:$9.88 per 8 cubes or 8 foil bags in Clear Tea Box
www.wahfong.com
(773) 273-8082
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Ceylon Silver Needles
Sri Lanka, 2012 85
MSRP:$20 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Mont Blanc
USA, 2012 80
MSRP:$15 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
Flavored White Tea
Flavored Fruit Blends
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Bollywood Mango
USA, 2012 88
MSRP:$12.50 / 4 oz
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070
Florapharm Tea USA LP,  “Polynesian Plunge”
Germany, 2012 85
MSRP:$24.75 - $29.70/lbs
www.florapharmteausa.com
(912) 877-7717
Florapharm Tea USA LP, "Divine Temple" natural
China, 2012 81
MSRP:$34.75 - $41.70/lbs
www.florapharmteausa.com
(912) 877-7717
Rare Tea Cellar Inc, Mallorca Melon
Spain, Morroco, Egypt, 2012 84
MSRP:$15.00-1/4 LB
(773) 561-3000
Butiki Teas, Cantaloupe & Cream
Fujian Province, China, 2011 80
MSRP:$10.50/ounce
www.butikiteas.com
(609) 346-4283
Dethlefsen & Balk Inc., Southern Belle #22221
Germany, 2012 83
MSRP:$8.90/4oz
www.dethlefsen-balk.us
(630) 851-8549
Flavored Herbal Blends
Unflavored Herbal Blends
Dethlefsen & Balk Inc., Sunny Herbs #22948
Germany, 2012 85
MSRP:$11.50/4oz
www.dethlefsen-balk.us
(630) 851-8549
Marketspice, Six-Herb
Several herbs from around the world, 2012 86
MSRP:$19.95/#
www.marketspice.com
(360) 289-8241
Teas Etc, Strawberry Hibiscus
Multiple, 2012 81
MSRP:$9.95 per 3 ounces
www.teasetc.com
(561) 683-6838
Dethlefsen & Balk Inc., Tuscan Dream #22351
Germany, 2012 85
MSRP:$8.90/4oz
www.dethlefsen-balk.us
(630) 851-8549
Now In Canada Inc, RISTON Cherry&Jasmine
Sri Lanka (Ceylon), 2012 80
MSRP:$3.79 / 25 foiled tea bags
www.nowincanada.ca
(416)554-8051
Newby Teas of London, Peppermint Pyramid Infuser
More than one country, 2012 82
MSRP:$12 to $15 for pack of 10 pyramid infusers
www.newbyteas.com
0044 (0)207 702 5455