The Global Tea Championship™ is an independent competition, judged by tea professionals, to distinguish the highest quality & best tasting teas commercially available.

The Tea Championship is made up of three classes: Hot Tea, Iced Tea, and Packaged Single Service Tea. Each class consists of its own categories and judging panel. The Hot Tea Class is evaluated twice a year: September for spring teas, and February for fall teas. The Iced Tea Class is evaluated once a year in May. The Packaged Single-Service Tea class is evaluated once a year in association with the February event.

Winners of the Tea Championship are announced after each respective evaluation, personally and in the press release. Winning companies receive 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.