Chai Wizard Tournament Contest
Our Masala Chai (spiced tea) Contest is both an homage to the Harry Potter™ universe (a play on words for “Tri-Wizard Tournament™”) and a loving tribute to the late Devan Shah of ITI/Waterfall Teas*, an industry legend who was a very special guest at our 2016 Houston Tea Festival.
The tournament will take place at the Houston Tea Festival on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11AM to 4PM. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to taste the teas and vote on their favorites. Votes will be tabulated at the end of the contest and winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in the Discovery ballroom on Saturday, January 27 at 4:30PM.
- Albion Tea Company | Tea TBA
- Cuppa Rosie Lee | Tea TBA
- Red’s Zen Tea | Tea TBA
- The Tea Mistress, LLC | “Accidental Alchemy”, Fusion
- TeazSol Teas | Tea TBA
- Trishnna Tea | “Masala Chai” Traditional
- Trishnna Tea | “Fireball Green” Fusion
- True Leaf Tea | “Houston Strong ChariTea”, Fusion
Stay tuned for more contestant announcements as we approach the festival date!
Awards and Prizes
People’s Choice Awards will be awarded in each category.
Winners will receive a certificate, an announcement/listing on our website, and will earn the right to use our winning seal/logo on all promotional materials, packaging and social media.
- Traditional – Black tea and traditional masala chai spices.
- Fusion – Black, green, white, oolong, or puerh tea with masala chai spices and/or non-traditional herbs/spices.
- Herbal – Herbal infusion combined with traditional masala chai spices and/or non-traditional herbs and spices. (Must not contain any camellia sinensis!)
- Powdered/Instant – Powdered instant chai mix, any variety.
- Bottled/Ready-to-Drink – Commercially prepared chai in a bottle or can.
- Contest is open to businesses only! Due to food safety regulations and insurance liability issues, no individuals may enter the contest.
- Contestants may enter one tea per category (up to 5 teas total).
- Contestant must supply a minimum of 3 gallons of each tea. (For Bottled/RTD category: 48 bottles.)
- $25 per tea if submitted already prepared and ready to drink in the quantities specified below;
- $55 per tea if dry tea or tea concentrate is submitted for preparation onsite
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