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

  

 

 

 

 

Top Ranking - Foodservice

 
Foodservice BIB Black - Flavored
Foodservice BIB Black - Sweetened

S&D Coffee and Tea, Teafinity Raspberry, 93
MSRP: $23.07
www.sndcoffee.com
(704) 782-3121

S&D Coffee and Tea, Teafinity Sweet, 85
MSRP: $26.72
www.sndcoffee.com
(704) 782-3121

Cooper Tea Company, B.W. Cooper's Iced Brew Tea - Half & Half Lemonade Tea, 92
www.coopertea.com
(303) 527-1700

China Mist Brands, China Mist Sweetened Traditional, 84
MSRP:$0.22 per 16oz serving
www.chinamist.com
(480) 998-8807

The J.M. Smucker Company, Pickwick Infusia Blueberry Pomegranate, 81
MSRP:$133
www.smuckers.com
(630) 724-5885

Foodservice BIB Black - Unflavored / Unsweetened
Foodservice BIB Green - Flavored

S&D Coffee and Tea, Teafinity Unsweet, 86
MSRP:$17.32
www.sndcoffee.com
(704) 782-3121

China Mist Brands, True Leaves Sweet Peachy Green, 83
MSRP:$0.21 per 16oz serving
www.chinamist.com
(480) 998-8807

China Mist Brands, China Mist Traditional, 84
MSRP:$0.21 per 16oz serving
www.chinamist.com
(480) 998-8807

Cooper Tea Company, B.W. Cooper's Iced Brew Tea - Tropical Green Tea, 80
www.coopertea.com
(303) 527-1700

 

 

Foodservice Black - Flavored
Foodservice Black - Unflavored / Unsweetened

Rishi Tea, Organic Peach, 87
MSRP:$2.94
www.rishi-tea.com
(414) 747-4001

S&D Coffee and Tea, Premium Blend, 87
MSRP:$0.27
www.sndcoffee.com
(704) 782-3121

Walters Bay Tea Estates, Summer Fruit Iced Tea, 86
www.waltersbay.com
(512) 306-0935

China Mist Brands, China Mist Traditional, 86
MSRP:$0.05 per 16oz serving
www.chinamist.com
(480) 998-8807

Fava Tea Company, LLC, Fava's Summer Blend, 85
MSRP:$3.5
www.favatea.com
(920)-997-9920

QTrade Teas & Herbs, Organic & Fair Trade Black Beauty, 85
MSRP:$.17 / Bag
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070

Foodservice Green - Flavored
Foodservice Green - Unflavored / Unsweetened

Shangri La Tea Co.,   Organic Spring Melon, 86
MSRP:$37.3
www.shangrilaicedtea.com
(562) 942-9828

QTrade Teas & Herbs, Organic & Fair Trade Forbidden Jade, 82
MSRP: $1.68 / Bag
www.qtradeteas.com
(949) 766-0070

Art of Tea, LLC, House Green, 84
MSRP: $1.73
www.artoftea.com
(213) 493-6509

Rishi Tea, Organic Kukicha, 81
MSRP: $10.64
www.rishi-tea.com
(414) 747-4001

DJ's TeaMarket Blends, DJ's TeaMarket Blends Tropical Green, 83
MSRP: $0.04 per 16oz brew
(480) 998-8807

Shangri La Tea Co., Organic Green, 80
MSRP: $35.72
www.shangrilaicedtea.com
(562) 942-9828

Foodservice Herbal - Flavored

Walters Bay Tea Estates Vanilla Rooibos Iced Tea, 84
www.waltersbay.com
(512) 306-0935

Rare Tea Cellar Inc. Lemon Berry Meritage (og), 83
MSRP: $15.00 EA Pack
www.rareteacellar.com
(773) 561-3000

International Tea Importers, Rooi Razzmatazz, 82
MSRP: $3.25
www.teavendor.com
(562) 801-9600

Best Value

S&D Coffee and Tea, Premium Blend, 87
MSRP: $0.27
www.sndcoffee.com
(704) 782-3121

Top Ranking - Ready-to-Drink

Ready-to-Drink Black - Flavored
Ready-to-Drink Black - Sweetened

MaryAnna's Tea LLC, MaryAnna's - Summer Sweet Tea, 85
MSRP: $2.29
www.maryannastea.com
(732) 766-7896

Starbucks, TAZO Organic Iced Black Black Tea Lightly Sweetened, 82
www.starbucks.com
(206) 318-5256

Templar Food Products, Black-currant Citron Black Tea, 84
www.icedtea.com
(908) 665-9511 X 17

Milo's Tea Company, Inc., Milo's No Calorie Tea with Splenda Gallon, 80
MSRP: $2.79
www.milostea.com
(205) 424-4284

AriZona Beverage Co., AriZona Lemon Tea, 83
MSRP: 99 cents per 23-oz can
www.drinkarizona.com
(516) 812-0346

Ready-to-Drink Black - Unflavored / Unsweetened
Ready-to-Drink Green - Flavored

Crystal Geyser Water Company, Tejava Premium Iced Tea, 84
MSRP: $1.69 per 1 liter bottle
www.crystalgeyser.com
(415) 616-9590

Xing Beverage LLC, XingTea Blueberry, 85
MSRP: $1.39
www.xingicedtea.com
(303) 994-2152

Milo's Tea Company, Inc., Milo's Unsweet Tea Gallons, 81
MSRP: $2.79
www.milostea.com
(205) 424-4284

ITO EN(North America) INC., TEAS' TEA Half & Half Green Apple, 84
MSRP: $1.99
www.itoen.com
(707) 327-6413

The Tao of Tea, Darjeeling, 80
MSRP: $2.99
www.taooftea.com
(503) 736-0198

Starbucks, TAZO Organic Iced Green Green Tea with Spearmint & Lemongrass, 83
www.starbucks.com
(206) 318-5256

Ready-to-Drink Green - Unflavored / Unsweetened
Ready-to-Drink Oolong - Flavored

ITO EN(North America) INC., TEAS' TEA Pure Green, 88
MSRP: $1.99
www.itoen.com
(707) 327-6413

The Tao of Tea, Osmanthus Oolong, 80
MSRP: $2.99
www.taooftea.com
(503) 736-0198

The Tao of Tea, Gunpowder Mint, 80
MSRP: $2.99
www.taooftea.com
(503) 736-0198

Oooli Beverages Inc., Oooli Passionfruit Mango Oolong Tea, 79
MSRP: $2.99
www.oooli.com
(778) 808-8000

Ready-to-Drink Herbal - Any

Runa LLC, Runa Traditional Guayusa, 83
MSRP: $1.99
www.runa.org
(401) 466-4202

The Tao of Tea, Lemon Myrtle, 82
MSRP: $2.99
www.taooftea.com
(503) 736-0198

Templar Food Products, Clover-honey Mandarin Rooibos, 81
www.icedtea.com
(908) 665-9511 X 17

Best Packaging

The Tao of Tea
www.taooftea.com
(503) 736-0198

Instant Black - Flavored
Instant Green - Flavored

TeaAroma Inc., Tio Iced Tea Peach Flavored, 84
MSRP: $11.99
www.teaaroma.com
(310) 525-3400

Breezy Spring LLC DBA Swirl Tea, Swirl Tea Peach Flavor, 85
MSRP: $3.29
www.swirltea.com
(863) 797-1281

Shangri La Tea Co., Tropical Passion Black Quick Service Tea, 81
MSRP: $20
www.shangrilaicedtea.com
(562) 942-9828

Shangri La Tea Co., Tropic Green Quick Service Tea, 75
MSRP: $22.5
www.shangrilaicedtea.com
(562) 942-9828

Caffe Craze Co., - Chaikhana Chai, Chaikhana Chai - Masala Flavor , 78
MSRP: $13.99 /16 oz. bottle
www.chaikhanachai.com
(610) 644-0829

Zen Organics Inc, Organic matcha Lemonade, 70
MSRP: $16.00 per bag
www.zenorganics.ca
(778) 883-5393

Instant Green - Unflavored / Unsweetened
Instant Green - Sweetened

Mellow Monk, LLC, Lightly Roasted Iced Green Tea, 87
MSRP: $13.95
www.mellowmonk.com
(925) 447-3636

Yamamotoyama of America, Iced Green Tea on the go Sweetened, 80
MSRP: $3.99
www.yamamotoyama.com
(909) 762-2984

Breezy Spring LLC DBA Swirl Tea, Swirl Tea Original Flavor, 84
MSRP: $3.29
www.swirltea.com
(863) 797-1281

PharmaGreen, ActiGreen Original Green Tea Powder, 80
MSRP: $19.99/40 servings in a box
www.pharmagreen.us
(631) 974-3810