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QTrade Teas & Herbs provides specialty teas, herbs, spices, custom blending, product development, and private label services to businesses all over the world. We are the largest importer of organic teas in North America, with an expanding selection of flowers, fruits, and berries. (949) 766-0070 www.qtradeteas.com

QTrade Teas & Herbs Wins Multiple Awards at North American Tea Championship

QTrade Teas & Herbs takes top honors in four categories at the North American Tea Championship continuing its multi-year winning streak.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – QTrade Teas & Herbs takes top honors in four of the 19 categories at the North American Tea Championship continuing its multi-year winning streak. Teas from some of the most prestigious brands in the specialty tea industry were sent to Las Vegas to be evaluated by a panel of professional tea-tasting judges. The North American Tea Championship is the premier competition for high quality loose leaf teas, showcasing some of the most sought-after teas of each harvest season.

The Championship’s judges evaluated this season’s entries by examining the tea’s leaf appearance, color, aroma, and flavor both before and after it is brewed. Each characteristic contributed to the tea’s ranking on a 100 point scale. During the examination all company names were concealed to ensure that the judges are completely impartial in their decisions.

“We have enjoyed participating in the North American Tea Championship every year since it started in 2008. The Championship increases the quality of teas offered across the country, and keeps everyone on their toes” says QTrade’s vice president Royce Van Twest. QTrade has won multiple first place awards in virtually every category from green teas to oolongs, from blends to foodservice iced teas, since the competition began. In addition QTrade has also won several Buyers’ Choice Awards. These awards pit that year’s Championship victors against one another at the World Tea Expo, and are selected by the show attendees.

“We are very happy with this year’s results.” Van Twest continues, “Our R&D department put in a lot of hard work perfecting their blends before we sent in our entries, they were especially ecstatic when the results were announced.”

Two of QTrade’s blends, “Naked Oolong” and “Special Breakfast Blend,” won first prize in the Blended Oolong and Breakfast Blend categories respectively. The company also won the Darjeeling category with a tea called “Darjeeling Extra Special,” and the Aged/Baked Oolong category with a tea called “Heirloom Oolong.”

As the largest supplier of organic teas in North America, it is no surprise that all of QTrade’s entries in this season’s competition were also organic. QTrade has been well-known for its organic and fair trade products since the company was formed in 1994. Manik Jayakumar, the company’s founder and CEO, helped start the world’s first organic tea plantation in the 1980s.

All of QTrade’s award-winning teas are available for purchase in case-quantities.

To learn more please call (949) 766-0070 or visit qtradeteas.com.


QTrade Teas & Herbs is a privately held company that imports, manufactures, and wholesales teas from all over the world. Located in Cerritos, CA, QTrade Teas & Herbs is certified organic, fair trade, and kosher. Please contact (949) 766-0070 or info@qtradeteas.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Joshua Rigsby
(949) 766-0070



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