European Speciality Tea Association
Welcome to the European Speciality Tea Association. For the past 15 years we have seen an exciting increase of interest around the world in 'good tea'.
The European Speciality Tea Association is reaching out to everyone in the tea world who would like to become a part of this growing community of dedicated tea lovers.
The possibilities for speciality tea are limitless and just as the coffee industry has impressed the world with its system of training, quality standards, knowledge and education, so The European Speciality Tea Association is poised to take Europe - and possibly the world – by storm and help ensure that bad tea becomes a thing of the past and good quality, speciality tea takes over and becomes the norm in tearooms, cafes, restaurants, hotels and at home.
The European Speciality Tea Association is an inclusive organisation whose mission is to create and inspire excellence in the speciality tea community through innovation, research, education and communication.
We facilitate connections between professionals from tea gardens to specialists along the tea value chain. Our events and networks are inclusive, insightful and nurturing.
WHAT IS SPECIALITY TEA
Many people have tried to define Speciality Tea, many people think that this is impossible to do. We offer our thoughts on how we would define ‘Speciality Tea’
Speciality Tea is not only a product or range of products, but it is a movement, an idea, an inspiration, a community and a quest for excellence at all levels of the tea value chain.
Where it is a product, it includes all six categories of tea made from Camellia sinensis as well as botanicals, fruit and herbal infusions and tisanes. All grown, processed, blended, and served with a high degree of dedication, passion and care, to ensure the final consumer enjoys an enhanced beverage experience.
European Speciality Tea Association facilitates connections between professionals from tea gardens to specialists along the tea value chain. Events and networks are inclusive, insightful and nurturing.