The judging of the tea competition is conducted by WACS certified judges and tea tasters and assessed in accordance with the global chefs standards.
“I am full of passion to the degree where the cup nearly overflows and if I can pass this on to the younger generation”BERND UBER, Black Hat Chef & WACS Reference Judge
“I am loving the High Tea Challenge, it is extraordinary and amazing to bring so many diverse cultures and hospitality people together to see the creativity and so many ways to use two leaves and a bud from one plant.”Leslie McLean
“The tea is given the respect that it deserves; it is a drink and an ingredient to be used in food and that’s exciting and you know chefs are really only just starting to realise that tea as an ingredient, is not just something that we drink.”Simon Gault, Celebrity chef
“Tea Inspired festivities” seeks to achieve respect for, and an understanding of tea and its various personalities. At the heart of gastronomy is the harmony of several apparently disparate flavours on the tongue. The tea has the ability to complement gastronomy beautifully, either paired with food, or as an ingredient in food or beverage”Dilhan C. Fernando, Son of Dilmah Founder Merrill J Fernando