2018 World Tea Awards

Vote for the Winners of the 2018 World Tea Awards!

Each year at the World Tea Awards, the best and brightest are celebrated for their notable achievements in the tea industry. Join us at this annual event to not only recognize our nominees and winners, but to enjoy networking, cocktails, food, music and fun! All attendees and exhibitors are invited and encouraged to attend. You will receive a drink ticket and the chance to win door prizes with your badge.

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
Location: Special Events Stage - Exhibit Hall Floor

The World Tea Expo Advisory Board reviewed hundreds of potential nominees for this prestigious award and narrowed the finalists down to 4-5 finalists per category. We're counting on you to help us choose the winners by selecting your top finalists*!

Vote for the Winners Here!

*Please note: Only 1 vote per person, per category. For your votes to be counted you MUST be a World Tea Expo 2018 attendee. Duplicate votes will be removed - only your first vote per category will be counted. Award winners will be announced at the 2018 World Tea Expo Awards and Cocktail Reception.

2018 WORLD TEA AWARDS FINALISTS
TEA HEALTH ADVOCATE:
Rob McCaleb -  Herb Research Foundation
Dr. Katharine Burnett, Ph.D. (U.C. Davis)
Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Ph.D. (Tufts University)
Dr. Mary Hardy, M.D. (Cedars Sinai Medical Center)
CONSUMER-ORIENTED TEA MARKETING CAMPAIGN & PROMOTION:
International Tea Sippers - Sip for Peace
Smith Teamaker -  "3-Finger Black"
Adagio Tea - #AdagioFlavorInvention
ITO EN -  Art of Haiku Contest
TEA BREWING DEVICE (ELECTRIC, BATTERY POWERED)
Steampunk by Alpha Dominche
Single Cup Craft Brewer by BKON
GTC8000 Fusion Tea Loose Leaf Tea Maker by Gourmia
One-Touch Tea Maker By Breville
1.0L Digital Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle by Bonavita
TEA BREWING DEVICE (NON-ELECTRIC)
Mountain Tea Tumbler by The Tea Spot
1 Ltr. Griffin Glass Teapot with Strainer by Five Mountains
Bee House Teapots with Infuser by Bee House
Smacha Signature Auto-tea Brewer by Smacha Tea Company
Travel Zita Multi Functional Tumbler by Finum
D1080 Delicha Automatic Tea Maker by Dalla Piazza
RETAIL TEA SHOP, CAFÉ, BAR (SINGLE UNIT OR MULTI-UNIT TEA CHAINS)
The Tao of Tea - Portland, OR
Samovar Tea Lounge - San Francisco, CA
TeBella Tea Company -  Tampa, FL
Miro Tea -  Seattle, WA
The Tea House - Sante Fe, NM
Camelia Sinensis -  Montreal, Canada
TEA ACCESSORY: CUPS, TONGS, INFUSERS, TINS, ETC.:
Celadon Matcha Whisk Holder by Aoi Tea Company
Folding Handle Tea Infuser by FORLIFE Designs
Tea Tangent Designs  by Tea Tangent
Double Walled Glass Cups, Pavina Design 12 oz. Tea for One by Bodum
Universal Brewer by Finum
TEA PUBLICATION: BOOK, MAGAZINE:
Fresh Cup Magazine - Jan Weigel
Camellia Sinensis: Tea, History, Terroirs, Varieties - Kevin Gascoyne
Tea Journey Magazine - Dan Bolton
Global Tea Hut (Tea and Tao Magazine) - Aaron Fisher (Wu De)
Tea: A User's Guide - Tony Gebely
The New Tea Companion (A Guide to Teas throughout the World) - Jane Pettigrew
CONSUMER E-COMMERCE TEA (AND/OR ACCOUTREMEMNTS) WEBSITE:
Rishi Tea  
Paper and Tea
Bellocq Tea Atelier
Camellia Sinensis
Adagio
TEA TRADE WEBSITE (WHOLESALE)
International Tea Importers
The G.S. Haly Co. 
Qtrade Teas & Herbs
Tradecraft Ltd.
The Metropolitan Tea Company Inc. 
SPECIALTY TEA BRAND
East India Tea Company, London
Bellocq Tea Atelier
The Tao of Tea
Steven Smith Teamaker
AOI Matcha
TEA SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE:
Young Mountain Tea - Global Tea Exchange in India & Nepal
Bitaco Tea - Environmental Sustainability Initiatives & Community Outreach in Colombia
Teatulia Tea - Supporting Women in Bangladesh
Bigelow Tea - Greening, Wellness, Community
Rajah Banerjee (Makaibari) - Organic, Fairtrade & Biodynamic (Makaibari's Corporate Social responsibility agenda)
Kunikazu Mochitani - Leaf-Solar.com (Solar Powered Tea Farms in Japan)
Jalinga Tea - Carbon Neutral Project  CO2 Neutral Certified 
BLOGS:
teaformeplease.com - Tea for Me Please by Nicole Martin
tea-happiness.com - Tea Happiness by Sara Shacket
teageek.net/blog - Tea Geek by Nick Westbrook
marshaln.com - A Tea Addict's Journal by MarshalN
worldoftea.org - World of Tea by Tony Gebely & Jordan Hardin
TEA EDUCATOR - INDIVIDUAL:
Suzette Hammond - Being Tea
Mo Sardella - The G.S. Haly Co.
Nigel Melican - Teacraft
Bill Waddington - Teasource
Kyle Stewart - The Cultured Cup
Thomas Shu - JT & Tea
GRASSROOTS TEA EDUCATION CAMPAIGN:
NorthWest Tea Festival - Seattle/World Tea Series
International Tea Sippers Society - "Sip for Peace"
Spirit Tea & Marco Beverage Systems  - The Spirit of Tea Tour 
Camellia Sinensis - Tea School