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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