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September 13, 2018

Specialty Tea Shines in Melbourne Fine Food Expo

Taking out the title of the nation’s best tea maker during the hotly contested Australian leg of the World Tea Brewers Cup (WTBC), Danny will now travel to Shanghai to compete in the China WTBC finals.

The WTBC  – ran for two days. With tea experts from around the country vying for the right to claim they make the best tea in the land, every cup was judged by a panel of experts spanning the food and coffee industry.

The WTBC 2018 Winners:

1st Danny Andrade DiBella

2nd Ian Callahan 9Bar

3rd Uppma Virdi Chaiwalla


Media Release:

THE NATION’S BEST CUP OF TEA IS MADE IN BOWEN HILLS

It’s official; the best cup of tea in the country is made by Danny Andrade from DiBella Coffee in Bowen Hills, Queensland.

This year’s World Tea Brewers Championship (WTBC) saw sixteen competitors from across the nation ‘tea off’ at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne this week – the country’s biggest event for the foodservice industry – and ran for two days.

While many of us may claim that we make a great cuppa, and maybe even the best cuppa in the office, the perfect brew actually involves much more than infusing a tea bag for three minutes – in fact it doesn’t involve a tea bag at all!

With tea experts from around the country eager to be crowned best tea-maker in the land, the competition was judged by a panel of experts including last year’s winner Tania Stacy.

Winning for his blend of Mi Lan Xiang, a Wulong tea, with coconut sugar, lemon juice and egg white – Danny’s tea was to be enjoyed like sipping a cocktail.

Danny said, “I’m very excited to have won the World Tea Brewers Championship here in Australia, especially as this was the first time I entered! The competition was tough and it was great to meet the other amazing competitors from around the country.”

Taking this year’s title of the nation’s best tea maker during the intense Australian leg of the World Tea Brewers Championship (WTBC), Danny will now travel to Shanghai to compete in the international WTBC Finals.

 

 


#FineFood Melbourne! Special thanks to Fine Food and all our great WTBC competitors & esteemed Judges Tania Stacey,
Michael Kinahan, David Lyons, Jeni Dodd, Mark Thirlwall, Hamish Lee, Zi Xue, and David Parnham.

Special thank you to Fine Food Australia and all our valued WTBC Sponsors:
KLub Teaspresso, Brita, Brewrista ChaTime and many others.

 





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