The latest from the world of tea
Updates from the tea world on the latest research, events and new UKTA courses. We highlight our partners’ developments and showcase our students’ successes.
All the news from the world of tea. Masterclasses in Kent for spring 2024, PLUS: watch highlights from The Leafies ceremony 2023, awards success for UKTA tutors Beverly Wainwright and Lucy George, East India Company walking tour in London, and past student successes….
All the news from the world of tea. Intro to Tea course back in Pall Mall with new lower price! Plus: NEW Nepali Tea Masterclass, Leafies news, student and tutor successes, and tea’s health benefits on the BBC.
All the news from the world of tea. Announcing a VERY special celebration event, and the Leafies 2023 Ceremony date is confirmed. PLUS: two student success stories.
Following UNESCO’s 2022 listing of Chinese Tea Processing Techniques, UKTA is offering a unique opportunity to meet three of China’s prestigious Tea Masters and taste some of their outstanding teas.
Meet the Tea Masters here.
The Best in Show represents the ultimate tea award chosen from all the category winners. It is not a comparison of the finest teas but a unanimous vote from the judges on the most outstanding tea of all the winners. It was won by Mr Kajihara of Ocha-no-Kajihara, for his Benifuuki 2nd Flush.
The ‘Tea for Life’ special award is granted to a farm, estate or garden that is demonstrating community empowerment, economic regeneration and/or uplifting the welfare of the people dependent on the tea-producing facility for their livelihood. With this in mind, there is perhaps no better recipient of this award than Phyu Thwe of Mogok Tea.
All the news from the world of tea. Announcing our new Intro to Tea course, updates from The Leafies and a special discount code for UKTA subscribers to taste the winning teas. PLUS: Tea industry job opportunies.
All the news from the world of tea. Introducing our new Ceylon tea Masterclass tutor, USA tea tour with Beverly Wainwright, and achievements of former UKTA students…
This award is for a farm that is demonstrating outstanding environmental stewardship. The winner was the Co-Founder of Tea Hawaii & Company, Eva Lee, following a phenomenal 148 nominations and a unanimous vote from our panel of judges.
The recipient of The Leafies very special Lifetime Achievement award, was dedicated to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of tea knowledge, understanding and appreciation. He is the much celebrated tea veteran Indi Khanna.
From 17th – 21st October our expert judges gathered to assess every tea entered into the first ever International Tea Academy Awards, The Leafies 2022. We’re proud to share this behind the scenes video of our judging week film, which shows the care and consideration that went into tasting each and every tea.
Got time for a brew? Then stick the kettle on and take five, because there’s a brand-new set of awards that you need to know about – the new International Tea Academy Awards, known as The Leafies, in partnership with BRITA Professional.
Ar-Tea Academy is proud to collaborate with the UK Tea Academy bringing to Italy the very best tea education, with valid and recognised UKTA professional certifications. Read more about Gabriella Scarpa, UKTA’s Authorised Trainer in Venice, Italy.
Our indefatigable co-founder and Director of Studies Jane Pettigrew – leading tea historian and writer – spoke to @the.tea.biz podcast about how the UKTA evolved into an innovative global tea education institution with the impact of COVID, and the role UKTA plays in raising awareness of good tea both in the UK and around the world.
For years, we have been trying to find out the truth behind Earl Grey tea. Why was the famous blend named after the British Prime Minister? Why is it flavoured with oil of Bergamot? Which of the famous legends (if any) are true?
We are delighted to present The UK Tea Academy’s first white paper on water for tea. Water, which makes up to 99% or more of a cup of tea, is an often-overlooked ingredient that has a huge impact on the taste, aroma and appearance of every cup – and up until now it has not been considered in the same way as water for coffee.
Recent research shows that what we previously thought about Yellow Tea was wrong.
In Feb 2018, Nigel Melican gave the keynote address at the Global Tea Initiative for Tea Culture and Science 3rd Annual Symposium. He discussed such factors as urbanisation, population growth, an increasing shortage of available land, climate change, etc – all of which will have, or are already having a fundamental effect on tea production.