Vancouver Iced Tea Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Iced Tea Challenge was another success featuring iced tea creations from cafes around Vancouver. Each cafe featured their iced tea creation from July 12-August 5, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Maggi Mei, Jay Minter and Andrew Chan.

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a iced tea creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{102 points}

TREASURE GREEN Tea Company

Champagne Jasmine Iced Tea

Price: $5.50

Created by: Olivia Chan

Description:

Ingredients: Cold infused Premium Jasmine Green, Grapefruit Zest, Honey

Offered: all the time

TREASURE GREEN Tea Company

227 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.687.4181

Web: www.treasuregreen.com

Instagram @treasuregreentea

Olivia Chan

2nd Place

{98 points}

Vietnamese Tea House

Vietnamese Pandan Milk Tea

Price: $4.50

Created by: Melissa Dang

Description: Made from fresh real Pandan leaves that they cook to make Pandan syrup. Topped with whipping cream and pearls/ lychee coco jelly, coffee jello/ grass jelly/ popping boba.

Vietnamese Tea House

2526 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 620-5922

Web:https://vietnamese-tea-house.business.site/

Instagram @vietnameseteahouse

Melissa Dang

3rd Place

{93 points}

Taan Char

Peach Strawberry Full House Tea

Price:$6.90

Created by:the team

Description: iced tea with fresh peaches and strawberries creating a full house tea.

Ingredients:

Offered:all the time

Taan Char

7908 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-8292

Web: https://www.facebook.com/taan.char.1

Instagram @taanchar

Gary

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Iced Tea creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

TREASURE GREEN Tea Company

Champagne Jasmine Iced Tea

Price: $5.50

Created by: Olivia Chan

Description:

Ingredients: Cold infused Premium Jasmine Green, Grapefruit Zest, Honey

Offered: all the time

TREASURE GREEN Tea Company

227 East Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.687.4181

Web: www.treasuregreen.com

Instagram @treasuregreentea

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Boba Monster

Boba Monster Milk Tea

Price: $6

Created by: Jordan and Flor

Description: The drink contains several toppings hence the name “monster” which includes egg pudding, grass jelly, boba and the best part, a scoop of vanilla ice cream to make it a more of a milk tea float.

Offered: all the time

Boba Monster

5766 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Tel:(778) 838-9043

Web:http://www.bobamonsterbubbletea.com/

Instagram @bobamonster

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

T-Go Tea

Premium Matcha Green Tea Latte Blizzard Smoothie

Price: $6.45

Created by: Steven and Mike

Description: Inspired by the Taiwanese famous shaved ice dessert, T-Go Tea invented summer blizzard drink series. One of the drinks is our Premium Matcha Green Tea Latte Blizzard Smoothie. It is a delicious boost of antioxidant powered by our pure and natural green tea matcha. At T-Go Tea, we use premium teas and natural ingredients in all our bubble teas and smoothies. Our mission at T-Go Tea is to bring you the best quality of tea leaves, ingredients, and brewing methods in order to create tea drinks with the finest tasting sensations. Taste the premium quality! Enjoy the cold refreshing drink! Perfectly matched with our sweeten red beans and satisfying tapioca pearls. Refuel yourself with such a cooling and refreshing drink.

Ingredients: Premium matcha, fresh milk/almond milk, fruit sugar, shaved ice, red beans, and tapioca pearls.

Offered: All the time

T-Go Tea

4720 Mcclelland Road #1810, Richmond

Tel:(604) 332-9111

Web:http://www.tgotea.com/

Twitter:@tgotea 

Instagram @tgotea

Thank you to the cafes that accepted my invitation and featured their Iced Tea creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning cafes to try their Iced Tea creations! See all the Iced Tea creations here.

By: Richard Wolak