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World Tea Awards honor tea industry.

The best and the brightest from the tea industry will be honored at the World Tea Awards on June 15th during World Tea Expo, which takes place June 15-17th (with a pre-conference program June 13-14th) in Las Vegas, Nev.

Samantha Hammer Mitchell, an event director with Penton, which owns World Tea Expo, and the World Tea brand leader, said, "We're thrilled to continue the World Tea Awards, now in its third year. It's the perfect platform to recognize the industry as a whole, in addition to honoring tea 'champions' in a broad range of key categories."

This year, the World Tea Awards event will be open to all World Tea Expo attendees as a complimentary program versus being a separate, off-site ticketed affair. The event will also be referred to as the "Welcome Reception and World Tea Awards," and is intended to be an inclusive program and celebration with all World Tea Expo delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and press.

"We want everyone from the tea community and those in allied fields to gather and celebrate while recognizing this year's award winners," added Hammer Mitchell.

Tea experts and authors Kevin Gascoyne and Bruce Richardson return as hosts of the World Tea Awards. "I'm delighted to be a part of the World Tea Awards again," said Gascoyne, who co-hosted with Richardson in 2015. "Changing the set-up so that everyone at World Tea Expo can be there, is a great idea."

World Tea Expo is expected to attract thousands of professionals from over 50 countries for a platform of new tea products, education sessions, workshops and business-growing activities.

The education curriculum covers a broad range of topics to help businesses across different vertical markets boost sales and profit through tea. Core conference sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of retailers, foodservice businesses, distributors, product developers and others with different levels of experience. Numerous focused tea tastings offer 90-minute organoleptic explorations of tea styles, tea regions and tea pairings. The skill building workshops hone important industry skills.

Other World Tea Expo highlights include: The North American Tea Championship (NATC) Winners Tasting Circle; World Origin Tasting Tour; Tea Business Boot Camp; and World Tea Academy Live.

For more information on World Tea Expo or the World Tea Awards, or to register, visit: at

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Date:Apr 1, 2016
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