Tea Masters Cup Registration is Open

For an introduction to Tea Masters Cup, see our announcement web page. The aim of this text is to present potential contestants the knowledge they should specific curiosity in participation and to arrange for the competitors itself.

Tea Masters Cup (Picture courtesy of Tony Gebely)

The best way to Take part

Tea Masters Cup (TMC) contains competitions in 4 classes: Tea Preparation, Tea Pairing, Tea Mixology and Tea Tasting. In its inaugural yr in the USA, Tea Grasp’s Cup USA will maintain competitions in 2 of the 4 classes: Tea Preparation and Tea Mixology. The competitors will happen inside the World Tea Expo on June 11 and 12th. An in depth timeline of the occasion is at the moment below growth. The organizing committee for TMC USA will select at most, eight contestants for every of the two classes. Contestants are welcome to compete in each classes.

To register, please fill out the TMC USA registration kind right here: https://specialtyteaalliance.org/tea-masters-cup-usa-registration-form/

The TMC USA organizing committee will evaluate all registrants and select as much as eight for every class of competitors. As soon as the contestants are chosen, they are going to be notified and charged a $75 payment for entry, these requiring monetary help for the entry payment might request it by contacting ASTA straight. The deadline to register is Could 15, 2019.

The best way to Put together

What follows is an outline of the Tea Preparation and Tea Mixology parts of the competitors which will likely be held on the inaugural Tea Masters Cup USA inside the World Tea Expo in June 2019. This doc is supposed to be an outline solely, the precise competitors is ruled by the official rulebook linked within the assets part beneath.

Throughout the competitors, every contestant will likely be wired with a microphone in order that they’ll speak via their decisions and strategies. Tea Masters Cup may be very a lot a efficiency and narration through the competitors is inspired. Please make the most of the assets beneath which can provide help to put together for the occasion and turn into acquainted with the fashion of the competitors.

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Tea Preparation

Throughout the Tea Preparation class, contestants have 15 minutes to arrange two teas, one equipped by the organizers, one equipped by the contestant (grasp). Each teas are brewed straight in entrance of the jury panel of 6 judges and should solely include Camellia sinensis. The judging standards and examples of previous displays will be discovered within the visible overview PDF.

Organizer’s Tea

The Organizer offers the identical set of teas and tea ware to every Grasp earlier than competitors and will set extra necessities for brewing and serving. Every Grasp selects one tea, which they brew, serve and current throughout efficiency. This a part of efficiency permits judges to understand how properly the Grasp can improvise with any tea in any circumstances.

Grasp’s Tea

Every Grasp brews, serves and presents their very own tea in their very own tea ware. It could be any tea from any supply and this tea could also be brewed and served in any fashion. This a part of efficiency permits judges to understand how properly the Grasp works with well-known tea and tea-ware.

Tea Mixology

Throughout the Tea Mixology class, contestants have 15 minutes to arrange two tea-based mixes, one with components equipped by the organizers, one with components equipped by the contestant (grasp). Each mixes are ready straight in entrance of the jury panel of four judges. The judging standards and examples of previous displays will be discovered within the visible overview PDF. The mixes should include tea (Camellia sinensis). Flavored tea is allowed. No ingredient will be served exterior of a glass/cup/bowl.

Word: Now we have not but decided if we will have alcohol on the present ground at World Tea Expo, extra to come back on that.

Organizer’s Combine

The Organizer offers the set of teas and different components to Grasp and units necessities for Organizers’ Combine earlier than the competitors. The organizer will provide a vessel for the organizer’s combine to be ready in in addition to a cocktail shaker and ice. Every Grasp prepares their tea-based combine from the Organizer’s set and serves it throughout their efficiency. This a part of efficiency permits judges to understand how properly the Grasp can improvise with any tea and any elements.

Grasp’s Combine

Every Grasp prepares, serves and presents their very own tea-based combine. It could be any combine made with any authorized elements. This a part of efficiency permits judges to understand how properly the Grasp mixes identified components.

Subsequent Steps

When you’ve got any questions in any respect, please contact ASTA.

In case you are able to register to compete, please fill out our registration kind right here: https://specialtyteaalliance.org/tea-masters-cup-usa-registration-form/

We’re trying ahead to an important first TMC USA this yr and hope to see you there!

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