Hot Tea Competition

Rules and Regulations

Fall Hot (Loose Leaf) Tea Competition Completed

March 24 - 25, 2018 — Boulder, CO

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Important Dates (Tentative):

  • March 14, 2018 — Entry Forms Due
  • March 19, 2018 — Tea Samples Due
  • March 24 - 25, 2018 — Competition
  • April 2, 2018 — Winners Notified
  • April 3, 2018 — Winners Announced in World Tea News

Spring Hot (Loose Leaf) Tea Competition

September 29 - 30, 2018

Important Dates

  • September 18, 2018 — Entry Forms Due
  • September 24, 2018 — Samples Due
  • September 29 - 30, 2018
  • October 4, 2018 — Winners Notified
  • October 5, 2018 — Winners Announced in World Tea News

How to enter the competition?

PLEASE NOTE:  All entry samples must be shipped to ARRIVE no later than August 13, 2018 (For Iced) or September 24, 2018 (for Spring). Any entries not received by 4:00 PST (Iced) 4:00 PM MST (Spring) May be subject to automatic disqualification. Packing for each individual tea must be airtight and properly sealed to avoid cross-contamination with other teas. Please read the rules and regulations to make sure that you are entering the correct competition for your teas.  We do not give refunds if you enter the wrong competition.

All entry samples must be shipped to arrive no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the championship for domestic shipments (4 weeks prior for international shipments) and no later than 2 days prior to the championship date. Any submission received after that date will be automatically disqualified.