Tejava Wins First Place at the 2011 North American Tea Championship
Crystal Geyser Water Company's Tejava premium iced tea wins first place at the 2011 North American Tea Championship in the Ready-To-Drink-Unflavored Black Tea category. The North American Tea Championship is an independent competition, judged by professional cuppers, to distinguish the highest quality and best tasting teas commercially available in the North American marketplace.
According to the North American Tea Championship, each submission is evaluated through blind organoleptic analysis of the following characteristics: flavor, mouthfeel, color, clarity, and balance. An overall numerical value is then calculated based on the ratings of each characteristic above, and winners are determined by rank. A total of 43 tea companies showcased an assortment of more than 130 premium iced teas.
The Tejava Difference
Tejava is the world's only 100% all natural, microbrewed and ready-to-drink iced tea made entirely from select, handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java. For the best tasting tea, only the top few leaves from each branch are picked—and only from May through October—the optimum harvesting months.
Tejava's unique microbrewing process eliminates bitterness and yields a rich, distinctive, full-bodied taste. Unsweetened and calorie free, Tejava is made with no added tea flavors, sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Tejava is simply pure and refreshing black tea.
2011 North American Tea Championship
The North American Tea Championship is an independent event, judged by professional cuppers, that evaluates premium teas from around the world that are sold in North America. The annual Championship is made up of two classes: Hot Tea and Iced Tea. Each class consists of its own categories and judging panel. The Hot Tea Class is evaluated twice a year: February for fall teas and July for spring teas. The Iced Tea Class is evaluated once a year in May. Winners of the Tea Championship are announced after each respective evaluation.