Teas of the World
The "Teas of the World" contest is organized by AVPA to recognize that teas and herbal teas have a real gastronomic value well beyond the usual consumption of products in sachets.
Beyond the great classical origins (China, India, Sri Lanka ...) the competition also allows to discover new productions in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and even Europe.
The market for tea and herbal teas is expected to grow steadily every year, thanks to the increase in purchasing power in producing countries where tea is appropriated as a consumer product. On the side of consumer countries, it is the awareness of the health interest of tea and herbal teas that boosts sales.
The "Teas of the World" Contest is organized in two distinct parts:
Monovarietal teas (camelia sinensis), with many categories depending on the method of preparation of the leaves, whose jury is chaired by Lydia Gautier, International Expert and recognized Tea Editor.
Herbal teas (infusion plants other than camelia sinensis), blends and flavored teas, whose jury is chaired by Carine Baudry, Expert in sensory analysis and founder of the Quintessence