Judges Share Insights in the Global Tea Championship

Kung talked of how the competition offered a Exceptional event to


The worth of experimentation,”I discovered the open classes to be very
intriguing. It was wonderful to see a lot of unique entries where gardens were
experimenting with styles and techniques which strayed from their traditional
processing procedures,” she said.  “They really seemed to be attempting to
make something unique or maybe even special. Historically speaking,
experimentation with how leaves react to various processing methods is the way great varietals are found for specific types of teas”

Some comments was offered by the judges . Hochstetter
Stood out included a couple of entries in the 1st Flush Darjeeling
group, that”showed a style that’s produced in tiny quantities, with really light spirits, and milder taste than the more standard style with its tan and green hues from the dry foliage,” based on Kung. Hochstetter stated,”I believe experimentation is important in
almost any industry. There was one tea with glowing green, rather flaky open leaves in
the category that is steamed. The colour of the wet and dry leaf was rather arresting and also the cup quality was decent, too.” She felt there were
some Senchas with a fantastic Keemun that was classic and umami taste. I was taken with a unique Lapsang Souchong which
wasn’t as smoky as you would expect from a traditional Lapsang Souchong, but it
was complicated and well-balanced with a wonderful mouthfeel and taste to match.”

Thought [the contest ] was well-organized and was made to give all the
teas a reasonable shake,” Hochstetter said. “I hope manufacturers know that it is truly
blind–we do not understand who the entries are from and nobody is impacting us as we

Work went to this well-organized occasion, and it took a fantastic deal of time and
many pairs of hands to make it happen for that I was quite thankful.” Jasmine
said. “There was a strong sense of equity in an atmosphere of
integrity while evaluating the teas”

Hochstetter and Jasmine were first-time judges. They shared their insights with
regard to the competition and the teas included.

Judges Lydia Kung, assessed and Danielle Hochstetter and Jhanne Jasmine tasted.

Jasmine also highlighted
Noted the impact improper storage could have on tea,”Even a fantastic tea may get fair with insufficient storage,”
and added,”there were a couple of tainted teas… it can be difficult to judge the
tea on its own merits, since the actual taste is concealed.”

Taste buds grown in regions which are processed in the exact same manner. “Viewed
using a lens that is mirrored, this type of tasting session offers a great
teaching opportunity about origins and processing method,” Kung said. “The
lesson about tea as a reflection of a particular area has been well-taught.
In the competition, there is the opportunity to cup teas generally identified
with one area but that come in disparate places, all appearing
together since they share the same processing method, such as the
Open/White tea collection.”

Teas that
Kung has judged in this competition times and
Also suggested entrants taste 2-3 samples in the batch before filing it to the 18, being represented.

Leaves appeared along with the taste of the tea. “We watched beautifully crafted
leaves which elevated expectations about taste, only to be disappointed from the
cup,” Kung said.  In terms of taste, a well-known signature green tea was outperformed by an maofeng As an instance. “Had there been more time, it
would have been more successful to think about what went slightly amiss in processing,”
additional Kung.

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“It was rather apparent that a lot of devotion and hard
Before, teas not symbolizing their categories’ issue arose. Jasmine
Warriors failed to remove two or three tea entries which were ill-placed in a
class.” She and Kung
underscored the importance of studying each group’s description and entering
teas which are”true to personality” and”attribute of the class.”

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