Sharyn Johnston

Sharyn Johnston is proudly
The International Head Judge of Tea Masters Cup

The Tea Masters Cup is a worldwide competition which focuses on promoting excellence in tea, advancing the tea profession, increasing tea service standards as well as engaging a world-wide audience passionate about tea and tea culture.

Sharyn Johnston is the national coordinator of Tea Masters Cup National Body in Australia & New Zealand.

"I [Sharyn] have been involved with Tea Masters Cup since its inception and I have watched it grow from a relatively small competition to one that is now held in 24 countries. It is also now not only the no 1 Tea Competition in the world, but also the most respected."

Sharyn Johnston has supported the Tea Masters Cup project since the beginning and has co-ordinated competitions in both Australia and Singapore.

Tea Masters Cup Australia & New Zealand 2016, sponsored by Australian Tea Masters

"The Tea Masters Cup competition is such an exciting competition for the global tea industry and the standards are very high particularly in the World Championship. It is such an exciting competition showcasing competitors from all around the world."

On the 15th of November, 2017 the International Tea Masters Cup Board announced Sharyn Johnston as the International Head Judge for the 2017-2018 Tea Masters Cup Competition Cycle worldwide, which was held in Vietnam, December 2018.

"In accordance with the decision of the TMC Board of Directors, a new cycle of the qualifying competitions 2021/2022 was launched on July 21. It was also decided to renew the mandate of Ms. Sharyn Johnston as Head Judge for this cycle."

  • Head Judge TMC Vietnam 2018

"The competition assists in promoting a particular country or region’s teas, tea culture and the beauty of a host country. We enjoy a special tour for a few days after each round of competition in a country and it is at these times that I [Sharyn] have had some of the most beautiful experiences of my life."

Sharyn has judged several national and international competitions and she continues to share her experience and knowledge for the purpose of developing the Tea Masters Cup competition.

“[Sharyn] has a reputation of highest tea expert. Her participation will give a new impetus to the further development of the judging of TMC Competitions.”

"I have now shared tea in so many different countries whilst visiting for the Tea Masters Cup competitions. I have learnt so much from meeting the local people and the tea farmers. I am truly blessed.

To be selected to be the International Head Judge for the last four years is one of the greatest honors of my life.

The tea friends I have met are spread around the world and they will always stay in my heart"

- Sharyn Johnston.