Mountain Tea, oolong tea grower and an ATMA Sponsor, won three awards at the North American Tea Championship annual Hot Tea Class / Fall Tea evaluation, which took place in Las Vegas February 26-27, 2013. Renowned professionals from notable companies – such as Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, G.S. Haly, Jane Pettigrew, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, etc. – evaluated nearly 200 teas to identify the highest quality and best tasting teas. Our Imperial Pearl earned the third highest rating of any tea in the entire competition also receiving the first ever Judge’s Choice Award for Exceptional Tea, in addition to two other First Place awards
“The US tea industry is going through a major growth phase. With this growth we’re seeing more new companies entering the market and as a result, more contestants. We’re very pleased with the results. Two first place winners, being recognized, and having an award created specifically for us is an amazing honor,” said Chicco Chou, VP of Operations.
First Place Winners:
- DaYuLing, 87pts (Green Oolong Tea category)
- Medium Roast TieGuanYin, 84pts (Traditional TiKuanYin category)
Judge’s Choice Award for Exceptional Tea
- Imperial Pearl, 90pts
This year’s winners are available for purchase online at www.MountainTea.com
About Mountain Tea
Mountain Tea got its start in 1987 as a family-owned grower and manufacturer of high-grown, loose-leaf oolong tea. Mountain Tea owns and operates 3 gardens in Nantou, Taiwan (elev. 1500m), Fujian, China (elev 1400m), and Sumatra, Indonesia (elev 1200m). The company is changing the standard for tea; in 2012, Mountain Tea expanded into the retail sector in order to provide a direct-to-consumer experience that offers the best quality oolong tea on the market, at a great value. For more information, contact Mountain Tea atwww.MountainTea.com, by calling 562 412 3738, or writing to Mountain Tea, 13017 Artesia Blvd D128 Cerritos, CA 90703.