2016 Spring Harvest Hot Tea Class Champions

NATC16 Winners Seal

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

Scores must reach the following thresholds in order to qualify for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placement.

1st Place: 80+
2nd Place: 79-75
3rd Place: 74-70

Company Name Category Tea Name Ranking
Garden to Cup Organics Ceylon/Origin Authentic Vithanakande Estate Private Reserve 1
Florapharm Tea USA Ceylon/Origin Authentic Ceylon FBOPFEXSP New Vithanakande 2
Florapharm Tea USA Ceylon/Origin Authentic Ceylon BOP Bearwell 3
       
Teaja Organics Darjeeling/Origin Authentic: Makaibari Darjeeling 1st Flush 1
Florapharm Tea USA Darjeeling/Origin Authentic: Darjeeling FTGFOP1Goomtee SF 2
Glenburn Tea Direct Darjeeling/Origin Authentic: Darjeeling First Flush 3
       
Eastsign Inc. Dragonwell/Origin Authentic Dragonwell 2
Teaja Organics Dragonwell/Origin Authentic Hangzhou Dragonwell Private Reserve 3
       
Aiya America Matcha/Ceremonial Grade Usucha Premium Matcha 1
Garden To Cup Organics Matcha/Ceremonial Grade Usucha Ceremonial Matcha 2
Teaja Organics Matcha/Ceremonial Grade Usucha Ceremonial Matcha 3
       
Florapharm Tea USA Sencha Origin Authentic Organic Japan Sencha DE-OKO-005 1
The Tea House Sencha Origin Authentic Shimoda Chaho-SenCha S1 2
Macha Tea Company Spring 2016 Sencha Origin Authentic Asamushi Okumidori Premium 3
       
Garden to Cup Organics Steamed Green Tea/Steamed Gyokuro Private Reserve 1
Teaja Organics Steamed Green Tea/Steamed Gyokuro Limited Reserve 2
Argo Tea Steamed Green Tea/Steamed Gyokuro Single Estate 3
       
amorepacific(osulloc) Pan-Fired Green Tea/Pan-Fired/Roasted Oo-Jeon 1
Royal Tea New York Pan-Fired Green Tea/Pan-Fired/Roasted Zhu Cha Green 2
MeiMei Fine Teas Pan-Fired Green Tea/Pan-Fired/Roasted Liu An Gua Pian 3
       
Teaja Organics Blended Green Tea/No Flavoring Agent Genmaicha + Matcha 1
Aiya America Blended Green Tea/No Flavoring Agent Matcha Infused Genmaicha 2
Garden to Cup Organics Blended Green Tea/No Flavoring Agent Genmaicha with Matcha 3
       
Teaja Organics Flavored Green Tea/Any Summer Fling 1
Newby Teas of London Flavored Green Tea/Any Oriental Sencha Loose Leaf Carton 2
       
Eastsign Puer Tea/Any Puer Tea 1
Ito En America Puer Tea/Any Wild-Picked Shu Pu-erh 2
Dobra US LLC Puer Tea/Any Pure Pressed Leaf from Laos 3
       
Teaja Organics White Tea/Any Fujian Silver Needle 1
Glenburn Tea Direct White Tea/Any Darjeeling Silver Needle 2
Garden to Cup Organics White Tea/Any Jingning Silver Needle 3
       
Garden to Cup Organics Blended White Tea/No Flavoring Agents Guilin Dreamin’ 1
TeaBox Blended White Tea/No Flavoring Agents Ivory Blossom 2
Teaja Organics Blended White Tea/No Flavoring Agents Symphony#8 3
       
Garden to Cup Organics Flavored White Tea/Any Lemon Raspberry Mojito 1
Teaja Organics Flavored White Tea/Any Dancing Polynesian 2
Teabox Flavored White Tea/Any Blossom Earl Grey 3
       
Big T NYC Flavored Fruit Blends/Mainly fruit pieces Pixie Pink Punch/Immune -Boosting 1
Teaja Organics Flavored Fruit Blends/Mainly fruit pieces Strawberry Seduction 2
SerendipiTea Flavored Fruit Blends/Mainly fruit pieces Berry Blueberry 3
       
SerendipiTea Flavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and Spice Blend Harmony 1
World Flavorz Spice & Tea Co. Flavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and Spice Blend Lavender Peach Tea 2
Garden To Cup Organics Flavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and Spice Blend Pink Lemonade 3
       
Citizen Tea Unflavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and spice blend Inner Harmony 1
Serenity Tea Sips Unflavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and spice blendc Yoga Tea 2
Teaja Organics Unflavored Herbal Blends/Herbs and spice blend Cape Town Scarlot 3