The World Tea Expo has announced the nominations for this year’s World Tea Awards. Nominations include Best Social Media Campaign, Best Tea Brewing Device, and Best Specialty Tea Brand to name a few.

The full list of categories and their finalists can be viewed here.

In an industry like ours, it’s important to point to and honor those who are doing something right, because without these people, tea would not and could not be where it is today, especially in the US. To see not only familiar faces but a few new ones is always great, and if we haven’t seen them before it’s a great opportunity to get to know these people and businesses better.

A hearty congratulations to the nominees for this year’s Best Tea Blog. It’s great to see Tealet and My Japanese Green Tea on the list, and Nicole Martin puts out one of the best tea blogs anywhere. Good luck to everyone!

The World Tea Awards will be presented June 14th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.