The second annual Tea Masters Cup Australia & New Zealand took place in Melbourne on the 31st of March 2017.
Eight entrants competed on the day, showcasing their talent in tea brewing, tea and food pairing and tea tasting. An expert judging panel, made up of tea and food experts, tried over 20 different teas throughout the day including rare black and green teas, and fragrant floral oolongs.
“This was a highly competitive event,” says Sharyn Johnston, founder of Australian Tea Masters, and global advisory member of Tea Masters Cup. “The entrants really showcased the level of high quality tea knowledge and service we are wanting to achieve all over Australia. It is inspiring to see that level of passion and enthusiasm for tea from people who are prepared to experiment with new ways of brewing, presentation and service.”
The champions of Tea Masters Cup Australia & New Zealand 2017 are: Tea Preparation — Cheryl Teo, Tea Pairing — Dorothy Chan, Tea Tasting — Ruan De Witt.
The champions will compete in the Tea Masters Cup International World Championships later in the year. The event was sponsored by award winning tea company, Lumbini, and was held at the Australian International Tea Expo.