Sharyn Johnston announced as Head Judge of International Tea Masters Cup

27-Nov-2017 3:01 PM

On the 15th of November, 2017 the International Tea Masters Cup Board announced Sharyn Johnston as the Head Judge for the 2017-2018 Tea Masters Cup Competition Cycle worldwide.

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On the 15th of November, 2017 the International  Tea Masters Cup Board announced Sharyn Johnston as the Head Judge for the 2017-2018 Tea Masters Cup Competition Cycle worldwide.

Sharyn Johnston has supported the Tea Masters Cup project since the beginning and has co-ordinated competitions in both Australia and Singapore. She has judged several national and international competitions and continues to share her experience and knowledge for the purpose of developing the Tea Masters Cup competition.

“[Sharyn] has a reputation of highest tea expert.” Says Elena Thomas, coordinator of Tea Masters Cup International. “Her participation will give a new impetus to the further development of the judging of TMC Competitions.”

There are currently 20 countries who host Tea Masters Cup championships including Australia, Vietnam, Italy, France, and Turkey, with new Indonesia joining in 2018. Sharyn will begin her new role as head judge at Tea Masters Cup in Vietnam this coming December.

The Tea Masters Cup is a worldwide competition which focuses on promoting excellence in tea, advancing the tea profession, increasing tea service standards as well as engaging a world-wide audience passionate about tea and tea culture.

It consists of four categories; Tea Preparation, Tea and Food Pairing, Tea Cocktails and Tea Tasting. Tea lovers and professionals alike compete to win the coveted prize of Tea Masters Cup Champion, to then go onto the world finals.


Sharyn Johnston is the founder and CEO of Australian Tea Masters, the leading tea education company in Australasia. She travels all over the world sharing her extensive tea knowledge and educating others by hosting various workshops and classes.

Sharyn is a Director for the World Tea Organisation as well as an Advisory Board Member for Tea Masters Cup. She is also a member of the Chinese Tea Experts Committee and was given a special award from the Cultural foundation in Korea for her contribution to the development and promotion of Korean Tea culture. She is often selected to be a head judge and guest speaker for various tea competitions and events around the world. Last year she was a finalist for the 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

Australian Tea Masters is a private label blending and tea education organisation, providing teas and herbal tisanes to over 200 customers worldwide. Sharyn has also recently opened a new tea bar on Ryrie Street called TEACHA which serves over 200 teas from all over the world.

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