Expert Judges

Our distinguished, international panel of judges comprises highly regarded tea professionals and educators.

Meet our expert judges

Ottilie Cunningham
Ottilie Cunningham

Tea Buyer, Fortnum & Mason

Juyan Webster
Juyan Webster

UKTA Tea Tutor, China

Jane Pettigrew
Jane Pettigrew

UKTA Director of Studies

Chau-Jean Lin
Chau-Jean Lin

UKTA Tea Tutor, Taiwan

James Suranga Perera
James Suranga Perera

UKTA Tea Tutor, Sri Lanka

Asako Steward
Asako Steward

UKTA Tea Tutor, Japan

Sam Kimmins
Sam Kimmins

UKTA Tea Tutor

Timothy D’Offay
Timothy D’Offay

Founder of Postcard Teas, London

Giandomenico Scanu
Giandomenico Scanu

Tea Master, The Ritz Hotel, London

Kurush Bharucha
Kurush Bharucha

Tea Expertise Director at Lipton Teas and Infusions

Alex Probyn
Alex Probyn

UKTA Tea Tutor and Founder of Blends For Friends

Bryony Osmond
Bryony Osmond

Master Blender – Twinings

Alice Lascelles
Alice Lascelles

Drinks Columnist, Financial Times

Emilie Holmes
Emilie Holmes

Founder, Good & Proper

Will Battle
Will Battle

Director, Fine Tea Merchants

Alice Evans
Alice Evans

Director of Tea at Canton Tea

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