2017 Global Tea Competition Winners Hot Spring Loose Leaf

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Rating Guidelines

Our 100-point rating system, is not a mirror of the wine ratings commonly seen, where all wines seem to earn a score of 85 to 95. Instead teas entered are more critically evaluated, and the following guidelines can be used to interpret the resulting ratings:

  • 96 - 100   Superior: Unique tea, difficult to replicate, exceptional vintage
  • 90 - 95     Outstanding: A distinctive tea with brilliant style
  • 80 - 89     Very Good: A tea with great characteristics
  • 70 - 79     Above Average: A tea with particularly desirable qualities
  • 60 – 69    Good: Good quality tea typical for the category
  • 50 – 59    Average: Mainstream Tea
  • 40 – 49    Mediocre: Below expectations
  • 0 – 39      Poor: Not recommended

There is a minimum threshold score that must be met in order to take a certain place. They are:

80 - Gold Medal
70 - Silver Medal
60 - Bronze Medal

 

Category

Company Name

PLaced

Tea Name

USA Grown Tea

Onomea Tea Co.

Gold

Ono Black Tea

USA Grown Tea

The Great Mississippi Tea Company

Silver

Mississippi Queen

African Black (Machine)

No winners

African Black (Orthodox)

Newby Teas

Bronze

African Pride Heritage Collection

Ceylon (Open)

Lumbini Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

Gold

Lumbini tea Valley Singharaja WiryTips

Ceylon (Open)

Walters Bay

Silver

Walters Bay FF-1

Ceylon Low Grown

Lumbini Tea Exports (Pvt) Ltd.

Gold

Lumbini tea Valley Tipsy Eve

Ceylon Low Grown

TeaSource

Silver

Lumbini Estate FBOPF

Ceylon Low Grown

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Ceylon  Special

Ceylon Mid Grown

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Ceylon Supreme

Ceylon Mid Grown

Walters Bay

Bronze

Walters Bay BPS

Ceylon High Grown

Teaja Organic

Gold

Ceylon Reserve

Ceylon High Grown

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Ceylon Supreme XE

Darjeeling (1st)

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Imperial Darjeeling Reserve

Darjeeling (1st)

Glenburn Tea Direct

Bronze

Glenburn Darjeeling 1st Flush

Golden Monkey

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Monkey Private Reserve

Golden Monkey

La Teteria

Bronze

Jin Jun Mei Honey

Blended Green

The Tea Spot

Gold

Sweet Magnolia Green

Blended Green

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Osmanthus Green

Blended Green

Teaja Organic

Bronze

Rose Garden Green Tea

Dragonwell

Teaja Organic

Silver

Dragonwell Private Reserve

Flavored Green

Florapharm Tea USA

Gold

Rose of the Orient

Flavored Green

Kai Organic Tea

Silver

Maqui Berry Green

Flavored Green

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Hawaiian Sunset

Genmaicha

Mighty Leaf

Silver

Genmaicha

Gyokuro

Shohokuenchaten Co.

Gold

Uji Gyokuro

Gyokuro

Teaja Organic

Silver

Kyokuro Private Reserve

Gyokuro

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Gyokuro Private Reserve

Matcha Blend Powder

PANATEA

Gold

"GLOW" Instant Matcha Latte

Matcha Blend Powder

Healing Butterfly

Silver

Earl Grey Matcha

Matcha Blend Powder

Numi Organic Tea

Bronze

Citrus Matcha

Matcha Blend Leaves

Shohokuenchaten Co.

Silver

Matcha Genmaicha

Matcha Straight

Garden to Cup Organics

Gold

Ceremonial Matcha Private Reserve

Matcha Straight

Shohokuenchaten Co.

Silver

Uji Matcha Unjonotomo

Matcha Straight

Teaja Organic

Bronze

Ceremonial Matcha Private Reserve

Pan Fired Green

Florapharm Tea USA

Gold

Organic Japan Tamaryokucha Gokase

Pan Fired Green

Xingguo Yi Xiang Yuan Industry Tea Co.

Silver

Fang Tai Mei White Jade

Pan Fired Green

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Bi Lo Chun Private Reserve

Sencha

Florapharm Tea USA

Gold

Organic Japan Sencha Nishi

Sencha

First Leaves

Silver

Sencha Fine Loose Leaf Green Tea

Sencha

Teaja Organic

Bronze

Kyoto Sencha Private Reserve

Steamed Green

Sugimoto America

Gold

SA Organic Kabuse Cha

Steamed Green

The Tea House

Silver

Tamaryoku Cha

Steamed Green

Japanese Green Tea In

Bronze

Issaku

Blended Herbal

Florapharm Tea USA

Silver

Star Whisper

Blended Herbal

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Lavender Raspberry Honeybush

Caffeinated Herbal Blend

Garden to Cup Organics

Gold

Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate

Caffeinated Herbal Blend

Teaja Organic

Silver

Strawberry Hibiscus Yerba Mate

Caffeinated Herbal Straight

Teaja Organic

Silver

Teaja with Green Yerba Mate

Caffeinated Herbal Straight

JUMANDIPRO US LLC

Bronze

Waykana Green Guayusa Loose Leaf

Chamomile

Teaja Organic

Gold

Egyptian Chamomile

Chamomile

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Nile River Valley Chamomile

Detox Blend

Teaja Organic

Gold

Detox

Detox Blend

Florapharm Tea USA

Silver

Herbs for Women Natural

Detox Blend

The Tea Spot

Bronze

Turmeric Tonic

Flavored Herbal

Teaja Organic

Gold

Lime Raspberry Honeybush

Flavored Herbal

Pluck Tea

Silver

Verbana Blues

Flavored Herbal

Kai Organic Tea

Bronze

Hibiscus Berry

Hibiscus

Garden to Cup Organics

Gold

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Teaja Organic

Silver

Hibiscus

Mint Tea

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

West Coast Mint

Mint Tea

Teaja Organic

Bronze

P & S Mint

Sleep/Relax Blend

Tapestrty Tea

Gold

Dream Tea

Sleep/Relax Blend

Teaja Organic

Silver

Zenology

SLeep/Relax Blend

Caribbean Cure Ltd.

Bronze

Camomile Serenitea

Aged/Baked Oolong

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Anxi Coal Fired Iron Goddess

Bai Hao/Oriental Beauty

Mighty Leaf

Silver

Golden Dragon Oolong

Bao Zhong

Ace Tea

Silver

Jack of Clubs

Dark Oolong

TeaSource

Gold

Shui Mi Xiang (Fragrant Honey Oolong)

Dark Oolong

Chazhou Chaoan

Silver

Lan Hua Xiang Honey Orchid Fragrance

Dark Oolong

MeiMei Fine Teas

Bronze

Floral Shui Xian 2016 Wuyi Rock Oolong

Dong Ding

No winners

Green Oolong

Teavivre

Silver

Nonpareil Taiwan DaYuLing High Mountain Cha Want

Milk Oolong

Teaja Organic

Silver

Milk Oolong Private Reserve

Milk Oolong

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Milk Oolong Private Reserve

Ti Kuan Yin (Jade)

Teaja Organic

Silver

Ti Kuan Yin Jade

Ti Kuan Yin (Jade)

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Ti Kuan Yin Jade Ltd.

Ti Kuan Yin (Traditional)

Teaja Organic

Silver

Ti Kuan Yin Traditional

Ti Kuan Yin (Traditional)

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Ti Kuan Yin Traditional

Blended Rooibos

Garden to Cup Organics

Silver

Lemon Osmanthus Rooibos

Blended Rooibos

Chico Chai

Bronze

Golden Tumeric

Flavored Rooibos

Mighty Leaf

Gold

Coco Chai

Flavored Rooibos

SerendipiTea

Silver

Cocoa Loco Nut

Flavored Rooibos

Florapharm Tea USA

Bronze

Tropical Sunrise

Bai Mu Dan

Eastsign Foods (Quzhou) Co. Ltd.

Bronze

Eastsign Whte Tea

Blended White Tea

Garden to Cup Organics

Gold

Lemon White Tea

Blended White Tea

3 Teas

Bronze

Organic Lavender White

Flavored White Tea

Teaja Organic

Bronze

White Ginger Peach

Silver Needles

Teaja Organic

Bronze

Bai hao Yin Zhen

White Tea

Guranse Tea Estate

Silver

Guranse Tips

White Tea

Antu Valley Tea

Bronze

White Tea

Yellow Tea

Garden to Cup Organics

Bronze

Jun Shan Yinzhen

Judge's Choice 

Blended Herbal

SerendipiTea

Judge's Choice

Golden Milk Mix