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Teas Etc, the Only Female Owned Company Wins In the 2009 World Tea Championship


Beth Johnston CEO of Teas Etc is bursting with pride to once again be the only female owned company with winning entries in the World Tea Championship. This is the Company's second consecutive year to receive awards for their exceptional specialty teas. 

The Company's winners were Assam and Ceylon, both black teas, competing in the Signature Famous Teas Category, Hot Tea Class. Golden Monkey Organic, another one of their black teas, competed in the same category and class taking a highly prized 2nd place award. 

The second annual World Tea Championship consisted of two main categories, Signature Famous Teas and General Teas. The Signature Famous Teas category consisted of the teas that judges felt were most significant and recognizable in the US and around the globe. 

"These categories really belong to the boys," says Beth Johnston the Company's founder and CEO, "we definitely gained industry recognition and got the attention of the other participants. Teas Etc is a serious competitor, we know tea and we are here to stay," Johnston continues proudly. "The entrants include teas from the top US purveyors and counties of origin where tea is grown making this a serious challenge."

The World Tea Championship is held annually in conjunction with the World Tea Expo, North America's largest trade-only tea event. Developed to aid specialty tea growth in America, the Championship gives both wholesale and retail buyers a rating system establishing quality and putting tea on the map in America. In addition, companies that have winning entries, have the option of utilizing the official World Tea Championship logo on packaging further aiding consumers in identifying premium quality teas. 

Teas Etc, Inc., an importer/exporter of specialty teas and related items, has been providing retail and wholesale customers with quality products for over a decade. Dedicated to maintaining the highest level of quality, the Company is USDA Certified Organic, with green facilities in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition, it maintains a satellite office in China and a showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta. Teas Etc is online at http://www.TeasEtc.com