Iced Tea Class Overview


The Iced Tea Class is divided into categories according to its market application and sales channels: Ready-to-Drink, Foodservice commercially brewed and Instant. Each category is then separated into sub-categories to represent popular products currently being sold in the marketplace.

Iced teas were evaluated June 11-12, 2015 at Wilbur Curtis Corporate Headquarters Los Angeles, CA.

Important Dates:

Entry deadline – May 29
Submission deadline – June 4
Competition – June 11-12
Winner announcement – June 23

Click here to view the 2015 Iced Tea Champions!


Download Rules and Regulations.

How to enter the competition?

Step 1: Read through the Iced Tea Class Competition Rules and Regulations

Step 2: Submit your application via our competition application portal

Step 3: Mail your tea samples to arrive no later than June 4, 2015. 

Please send submissions to:
Wilbur Curtis
c/o Jeff Landy
North American Tea Championship
6913 Acco Street
Montebello, CA 90640

Winners of the Tea Championship Iced Tea Class, were announced personally and in the wired press release on Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Winning companies received a formal announcement letter that includes the tea’s rating and ranking as well as a print-ready seal that can be used for all promotional materials and packaging.

icedteaWinning companies also have an opportunity to showcase their teas at the annual World Tea Expo, the premier trade event for the industry,in the North American Tea Championship Tasting Winners’ Circle if exhibiting.

To view 2014 winners, click here.

Each submission into the class is evaluated blind and through organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: Flavor, Body, Color, Clarity, Balance. An overall numerical value on a 100‐point scale is then calculated based on the ratings of each characteristic above. First, second and third place winning teas are determined by rank.

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