A tea storm that chases after its target in the World Cup championship has been the toast of Tetley’s tea market in the UK, with the company boasting its first-ever UK cup winner.
The company’s Green Tea Cup was named the biggest tea cup prize in the world after winning the first prize at the World Tea Cup in 2015.
Tetley is the only tea firm in the British market to be awarded this prestigious prize.
The winner is not recognised by the International Tea Cup, but the company was recognised in the media in 2017 for its efforts.
Tetsuka Tea won the top prize at last year’s World Tea Cups and is set to make history again this year.
Tetsuya Yamashita is a member of the tea cup judging panel and said: “We have worked tirelessly to develop the product and have always sought to be the best.
I am proud to be a part of this prestigious world cup.”
Tetsuyama Tea won four of the five cups last year, but is set for its biggest challenge of the tournament when it faces off against the reigning champion, Tetley Tea.
The world cup champions’ cup win is the first time that an American tea company has taken home the cup prize.
It is also the first to be won by a Japanese company.
The American firm, Tetleys Tea, won a $100,000 prize from the US Tea Cup for its outstanding performance last year.
The Tetley Cup was originally introduced in 1999 and is owned by Tetley International.
Tuesdays cup will be the first for the company to take home a world cup since it was launched in 2003.
The World Cup has traditionally been dominated by the English, who dominate the cups with nine titles each.
However, American and Japanese companies have been successful in recent years and are now the largest tea market globally.