UK TEA ACADEMY AT CAFFE CULTURE

The UK Tea Academy played an important role at London's Caffe Culture Show in October by organising events designed to raise awareness of good quality, well-brewed tea.

We're delighted to say the second round of the UK Tea Brewer’s Championship attracted a number of inspiring, enthusiastic and talented brewers. Each contestant had to brew three teas – a Japanese Sencha, a Taiwanese High Mountain black tea, and a Phoenix Honey Orchid oolong from China (all difficult to brew well). They also had to present a signature drink containing tea.

Brewing styles varied and demonstrated the thought and care that goes into the successful brewing of hand-crafted tea. For the signature drink, all the competitors showed impressive creativity and skill and the judges were delighted by the effort that went into each one.

The semi-final and final of the Championship will take place at the first London Tea Show in March 2020 - again at the Business Design Centre in Islington. For more information please click here

UKTA’s other prominent involvement at Caffe Culture was the Tea Theatre where a programme of talks and workshops took place throughout the two days of the show.

Presenters and their topics included:

  • Jennifer Wood of Canton Tea (The Value of Tea Training)
  • Erica Moore of Eteaket Tea Edinburgh (Learn the Art of Tea Mocktails & Cold Brew Tea)
  • Carri Hecks, Tutor and Chief Brewer at UKTA (How to Brew Really Good Tea)
  • Kyle Whittington, Japanese Tea Specialist (Matcha Basics)
  • Alan Wilkinson, The Franchising Centre (Steps to Franchising your Business)
  • Jane Pettigrew, Director of Education at UKTA (Current Tea Trends)
  • Bernadine Tay, European Tea Society (Capitalising on Tea Trends)

We look forward to organising a similar programme of events at next year’s London Tea Show to be held in March at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

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