T Ching is delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 Writers Contest!
All posts by T Ching regular or occasional contributors were considered and reviewed ( with the exception of those written by T Ching staff ). Where our original plan was to have our readers vote upon their favorites, this ended up not working out as we ( and our panel of experts ) experienced setback after setback ( COVID-19, wildfires, smoke, power outages, personal upheavals ). In short: 2020 has definitely been a year for the history books for us all. As a result, we ended up having our panel of experts choose the winners. It turns out that we have so many talented writers that they struggled with choosing just one for each category: As a result, we ended up with ties in a whopping 7 out of 12 categories!
Without further ado, here is the list of winners by category.
Art & Design
What My Tea Says To Me: Song of Tea, by Jennifer R. Cook
Basics & Tips
How To Store Tea: Tips To Keep Tea Fresh For Years, by Lucy Wyndham
One Simple Trick to Test Tea Quality, by Holly Helt
Beyond the Basics
Cooking With Tea
Homemade Tea Gifts in Jars (Chai Spice “Kit”), by Paula Geerligs
Teasing the Cocoa Notes Out of Tea, by Robert Wemischner
Health & Well-Being
Are Herbal Teas Safe During Pregnancy?, by Lucy Wyndham
Good Grief!, by Regena Rafelson
Postage Stamps, by Ifang Hsieh
Tea is the Life of the Party, by Elyse Petersen
Tea Advent Calendars, by Ifang Hsieh
Sri Lankan Tea Dance, by Ifang Hsieh
Precious State: The Unusual and Obscure Teas of Guizhou, by So Han Fan
Part 1 & Part 2 & Part 3