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Indonesian tea masters to compete for international title

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, August 3, 2019  /  05:09 pm
Indonesian tea masters to compete for international title

Tea Masters Cup Indonesia aims to revive local tea culture and highlight Indonesian tea varieties. (Shutterstock/Natalia Klenova )

Othniel Giovanni and Vikra Cakrajati, the winners of the Tea Masters Cup Indonesia will compete at the world finals of the Tea Masters Cup, slated for the end of this year.


After so many travels and knowing different tea cultures around the world, we would never think that something can surprise us much. However, Indonesia appeared to be very full of wonders! Although, mostly people drink low quality Indian style black tea but there are little spots of tea culture where you can find people who truly understand tea. Here we also met a collection of aged puers and other rare teas, which sometimes it's hard to find even in China. The same about tea ware. Those who love drinking tea also appear to be passionate collectors. They have breathtaking examples of YiXing, Taiwanese and Japanese ceramics. @austeamasters_id @austeamasters @teamasterscup_id #chaism #teamasterscup #chaismpro #teamasterscupindonesia #teamaster #teamasters #teamastersid#teacompetition #jakartacoffeeweek#kelasteh #teaworkshop #roadshow#indonesia #jakarta #jktgo #teatasting #teacupping #teamixology #fhi2019 #foodhotelindonesia #teapairing #teapreparation #teabrewing #brewingtea #jktgo #tealovers#tealover #teaexpert После стольких путешествий и знакомства с разными чайными культурами мира, мы не думали, что что-то сможет нас удивить! Однако, Индонезия оказалась полна чайных сюрпризов! Хотя большинство населения здесь пьёт низкосортные сорта чёрного чая в индийском стиле, небольшие островки чайной культуры поражают своим глубоким подходом к чаю и пониманием его! Здесь мы встретили такие коллекции состаренных пуэров и других редких сортов чая, какие не часто встретишь и в самом Китае! То же самое касается посуды - те немногие, кто питает истинную любовь в чаю, по совместительству оказываются страстными коллекционерами исинской, тайваньской и японской керамики.

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As the name implies, the Tea Masters Cup is an international tournament for tea masters. First held in 2013, more than 20 countries take part in the Tea Masters Cup system.

In Indonesia, the event was first held on July 24-25 at JIExpo Kemayoran in Central Jakarta.

According to Antara news agency 15 local tea makers competed in the first installment of the Tea Masters Cup Indonesia.

Read also: Indonesia's first tea brewing competition to be held in November

Aiming to revive local tea culture and highlight Indonesian tea varieties, the competition featured three categories, namely Tea Preparation, Tea Pairing and Tea Mixology.

Othniel was named the winner in the Tea Preparation and Tea Pairing categories. Meanwhile, Vikra came on top in the Tea Mixology category.

For the world finals of the Tea Masters Cup both Othniel and Vikra have been asked to make drinks from Indonesian teas.

Indonesian tea expert Oza Sudewo, one of the judges at the Tea Masters Cup Indonesia, said the committee wanted to introduce Indonesian tea to an international audience. (jes/kes)