We are proud to announce that, once again, Tejava® has received top honors at the Global Tea Championship™ for our teas! Our Original Black Pyramid Tea Bag – so new it’s only available on our website – was awarded the silver medal. Our Original Black Tea Pods received a bronze medal.
What makes Tejava so special? We start with a strong foundation – a tea that is sustainably grown on Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms, carefully picked, and expertly processed. We use exacting methods to produce our products in small batches, using no preservatives or artificial ingredients. Then, we quality-test each production, ensuring consistency in quality and flavor from batch to batch.
The care we take is reflected in the judgement of the Global Tea Championship (GTC). GTC judges are selected based on their reputation, professionalism, and extensive experience cupping teas (minimum of 5 years of cupping teas for purchase, quality control, development, etc.). They evaluate teas blind (without knowing the brand) and rate them on the following qualities:
- Appearance of dry leaf: tippy, clean and neat, characteristic of the category
- Color: bright, clear, and characteristic of the category
- Aroma: characteristic of the category
- Flavor: brisk, complex, juicy, characteristic of the category – astringency is ok, if it is characteristic of the tea
- Mouthfeel: good body, smooth
- Overall harmony: well-conceived, distinct, balanced
To receive a bronze, silver, or gold designation, a tea must receive a minimum rating of 60, 70, or 80 points respectively. Rising above the competition, Tejava biodegradable tea bags and recyclable k-cup pods were the only products in their respective categories to earn enough points to enter the winner’s circle.
Judge for yourself! Use promo code GTC19 for 15% off your first purchase of any 24-count and above pod or 60-count and above tea bag. Click here to automatically apply the discount to your checkout.