Selected readers made choices for the finalists in each of nine categories (listed below). Voting is online only. This year, each category will have its own separate voting and announcement.
What Posts Qualified
Any post by a currently-active regular (non-guest) contributor.
The first category post finalists were announced and the voting opened on May 6.
Voting Will End
Voting for all categories will continue until one week before the Chicago Tea Festival: October 24th.
How to Vote
Voting will be happening online.
Winners were announced on the last day of the Chicago Tea Festival: October 31.
(Please note that posts by T Ching staff do not qualify for entry.)
2019 Writers Contest Finalists
Health and Well-Being
Good Grief!, Regena Rafelson
Limitless Tea, Whistling Kettle
Using Tea For Better Digestion, Whistling Kettle
Tea Tasting and Illness, John Bickel
Drink Tea – Your Mouth Will Thank You, Whistling Kettle
Get Merry With Matcha This Holiday, Holly Helt
Are Herbal Teas Safe During Pregnancy?, Lucy Wyndham
Cooking With Tea
Spring. Shrimp. Sencha, Robert Wemischner
Teasing the Cocoa Notes Out of Tea, Robert Wemischner
Life Is a Parfait Glass of Cherries – and Tea, Robert Wemischner
Lazy Sunday Matcha Pancakes, Holly Helt
Homemade Tea Gifts in Jars (Chai Spice “Kit”), Paula Geerligs
Stay tuned for the next category finalists to be announced!