UK Tea Brewers Championship


Overview of the Tea Brewers Championship

The UK Tea Brewers Championship is launched in combination with the UK Tea Academy & The Beverage Standards Association and the concept is to.

  • A professional platform to showcase the talent of to anyone working in the tea serving industry (i.e. working in: Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés, Tea Houses, Tea Rooms, Coffee Shops) who want to show off their craft and flair in producing a range of tea beverages to a professional standard.
  • Improve the standards of tea served in the Out of Home (OOH) market throughout the UK, Europe and Asia

Competition Outline

  1. Classic Brewing and tasting Skills session: Candidates will be asked to prepare the perfect cup of tea in each category of teas (green, white, black, yellow etc.) using the classic methods and classic standards (water gr, gr of tea, different temperatures)
  2. Description and tasting notes comparison vs actual taste of the competitor’s chosen teas for the preparation of the classic teas per each category.
  3. Description and tasting notes comparison vs actual taste of the competitor’s signature drink chosen tea (prepared in a classic way and with no added ingredients)
  4. Signature Drink session: The competitors will showcase a signature Tea Based Drink of their choice/invention, this can be prepared using any chosen brewing/extraction methods and can contain different ingredients including spirits, syrups, veg and fruits, and it can be a cold and/or hot drink.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Only loose teas shall be used during the competition (infusions shall not be used for the preparation of the signature drinks unless they contain pure teas in them).
  2. The Candidates will have to bring their chosen Teas for the Classic Brewing and to prepare their signature drink; they will need to be able to explain the reasons behind their choice and the tasting profile of their teas while doing the brewing.
  3. The signature drink shall be the same throughout the competition and shall be tasting consistently also throughout the competition.

Entry criteria: open to anyone working in the tea serving industry (i.e. working in: Hotels, Restaurants, Cafés, Tea Houses, Tea Rooms, Coffee Shops) who want to show off their craft and flair in producing a range of tea beverages to a professional standard.

In the inaugural year – 2019/20 the elimination process will be

  • Heat one at the BSA PopUp Show
  • Heat two at Caffe Culture held on the 28th & 29th October 2019 (possibly on day 1 & 2)
  • Semi-final and Finals on the only day of the London Tea Show which will be held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

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