Crystal Geyser Water Company has announced that Tejava was awarded the Gold Medal in 2017’s Global Tea Championship™. This prestigious competition, judged by tea professionals, compares teas from around the globe based on flavor, body, and color. Tejava was selected as the best in the category of Ready to Drink Black Straight.

“This is a tremendous honor for Tejava,” said Lorna Oshiro, Senior Brand Manager at Crystal Geyser. “With the competition now open to global submissions, the event organizers set the bar for the gold medal much higher than in the past. Among the reasons Tejava was awarded first place include the tea’s color, clarity, flavor, smooth taste and good body.”

Tejava is a 100% all-natural, unsweetened black tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java, Indonesia. Only the most premium leaves from the top of each tea plant are hand-picked from May through October – the optimum harvesting months. The leaves are then brewed in small batches, a unique processing technique that yields rich, full-bodied flavor with no sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial ingredients.

Tejava was the 2016 First Place Winner for best tasting unsweetened, unflavored black iced tea in the Global Tea Championship, following four previous victories from 2011 to 2014. In addition, Tejava is proud to be verified by the Non-GMO Project, and sources its tea exclusively from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms.

Tejava is available in 12ounce and 1liter glass containers, 16.9 ounce PET plastic bottles, and the newly released tea pods. Find Tejava at your closest grocery store, Trader Joe’s, or Amazon. Join our tribe of Tejava fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit us online at <a href=”http://www.tejava.com/” target=”_blank”>www.tejava.com</a>.