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2013 Winners Seal
  • 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 - Fall Harvested Hot Tea Class

 
     
Aged/Baked Oolong Tea
 
Flavored Black Tea
Sipping Streams Tea Co., 1999 Muzha Formosa, 86
www.sippingstreams.com
907-457-1660
  Garden to Cup Organics, Ltd., Lychee Black Tea, 87
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
Waterfall Tea Company, Gong Fu Ti Kuan Yin, 86
www.waterfallteas.com
562-801-9600
  Dethlefsen & Balk, Butterflies in the tummy, 86
www.dethlefsen-balk.us 
630-851-8549
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Vintage No-8, 86 
www.qtradeteas.com
949-766-0070
  Florapharm Tea USA, Hawaiian Blosson natural, 86
www.florapharmteausa.com
912-877-7717
     
Assam
 
Flavored Oolong Tea
International Tea Importers, Mangalam Assam, 88
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
  Naivetea, Passion Fruit Oolong, 88
www.naivetea.com
888-892-9619
Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Satrupa Private Reserve, 86
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
  QTrade Teas & Herbs, Ooh Long Spring, 85
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
Florapharm Tea USA, Assam Duflating clonal FTGFOP, 82
www.florapharmteausa.com
912-877-7717
  International Tea Importers, Renee's Rose Oolong, 84
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
     
Bai Hao/Oriental Beauty
 
Flavored Rooibos Blends
Mountain Tea, Oriental Beauty, 90
www.mountaintea.com
562-412-3738
  Tea Xotics LLC, Santa's Cup, 85
www.teaxotics.com
916-933-3346
Black Tusk Trading, Dongfang Meiren, 87
www.blacktusk.biz
604-682-2978
  The Stash Tea Company, Chanakara Red Berry Rooibos Herbal Loose Tea, 85
www.stashtea.com
503-619-0368
International Tea Importers, White
Tip Oolong Bai Hao,
87

www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
  QTrade Teas & Herbs, Awaken My Soul, 85
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
     
Black Tea
 
Green Jasmine Open Leaf
Teasource, LLC, Jin Jun Mei, 84
www.teasource.com
612-788-4843
  Naivetea, Jasmine Bao Zhong, 90
www.naivetea.com
888-892-9619
Octavia Tea, Himalayan Imperial Black, 83
www.octaviatea.com
866-506-6387
  International Tea Importers,Jasmine Yin Hao, 86
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
Nepali Tea Traders, Kalo Chia Black Tea, 82
www.nepaliteatraders.com
720-840-6884
 
     
Black Tea CTC
 
Green Jasmine Pearl
Walters Bay - Growers of Premium Ceylon Tea, Walters Bay English Breakfast, 86
www.waltersbay.com512-306-0935
  QTrade Teas & Herbs, Jasmine Pearls, 85
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
Glenburn Tea Direct, Khongea Assam CTC, 85
www.GlenburnTeaDirect.com855-242-4925
  Black Tusk, Imperial Pearls, 85
www.blacktusk.biz 
604-682-2978
International Tea Importers, ITI Signature CTC BOP, 83
www.teavendor.com562-801-9600
  Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Dragon Pearls, 85
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
     
Blended Black Tea
 
Green Oolong Tea
Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Black Rose Garden88
www.gardentocup.com 778-995-1513
  Mountain Tea, LiShan, 90
www.mountaintea.com
562-412-3738
ITO EN, Mint Chamomile81
www.itoen.com (510) 500-1148
  Immacualte Leaf, Jin-Xuan Oolong, 90
www.immaculateleaf.com 
909-342-6715
The Stash Tea Company, Guayusa and Black Loose Tea, 79
www.stashtea.com 503-619-0368
  Naivetea, Shan Lin Shi, 89
www.naivetea.com 
888-892-9619
   

 

Blended Oolong Tea
 
Jade Ti Kuan Yin
Black Tusk Trading, Osmanthus Blossoms, 84
www.blacktusk.biz 
604-682-2978
  Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Nanyan Tiequanyin, 92
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Lavender Oolong, 82
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
  QTrade Teas & Herbs, Emerald Spring, 91
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
International Tea Importers, Champagne Ti Kuan Yin, 80
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
  Black Tusk Trading, Jade Tiwquanyin, 88
www.blacktusk.biz 
604-682-2978
   
Breakfast Blend
 
Keemun
Tea Source, LLC, Ceylon Lumbini Est. "Burning Sun" FBOPF", 89
www.teasource.com
612-788-4843
  International Tea Importers, Keemun Hao Ya, 85
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
Glenburn Tea Direct, Glenburn Signature Breakfast Blend, 85
www.GlenburnTeaDirect.com
855-242-4925
  Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Imperial Keemun, 84
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
Walters Bay - Growers of Premium Ceylon Tea, Walters Bay OP1, 83
www.waltersbay.com
512-306-0935
  QTrade Teas & Herbs, Mount Qimen, 73
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
     
Chai
 
Traditional Ti Kuan Yin
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Sweet Chai, 86
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
  Black Tusk Trading, Ti Kuan Yin Private Reserve, 91
www.blacktusk.biz 
604-682-2978
Firepot Chai, Firepot Masala Chai, 84
www.firepotchai.com 
615-335-4063
  Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Monkey Pick Koon Yam, 87
www.gardentocup.com
778-995-1513
Chico Chai, Original Chico Chai, 83
www.chicochaitea.com
530-897-0822
 
     
Darjeeling
 
Yunnan
Florapharm Tea USA, Organic Darjeeling Jungpana Wonder Muscatel, 84
www.florapharmteausa.com
912-877-7717
  Garden to Cup Organics Ltd., Yunnan Golden Tip, 89
www.gardentocup.com

778-995-1513
Glenburn Tea Direct, Glenburn Autumn Crescendo, 83
www.GlenburnTeaDirect.com
855-242-4925
  Black Tusk Trading, Yunnan Golden Tip, 84
www.blacktusk.biz 
604-682-2978
International Tea Importers, Puttabong Autumnal, 83
www.teavendor.com
562-801-9600
  Sipping Streams Tea Company,Golden Yunnan, 81
www.sippingstreams.com 
907-457-1660
     
Dark Oolong Tea
   
Octavia Tea, Phoenix Mountain Dancong, 91
www.octaviatea.com
866-506-6387
   
Sipping Streams Tea Company, Shui Xian Wu-yi, 87 www.sippingstreams.com 
907-457-1660
   
QTrade Teas & Herbs, Dark Ruby, 83
www.qtradeteas.com 
949-766-0070
   
     
Earl Grey Tea
   
Florapharm Tea USA, Manhatten natural, 86
www.florapharmteausa.com
912-877-7717
   
Teatulia Organic Teas, Teatulia Earl Grey Tea, 84
www.teatulia.com 
303-433-2980
   
Alvin's of San Francisco, Persian Choice Royal Earl Grey, 84
www.alvinsofsf.com 
650-685-1231