Aloha Fellow Tea Growers, Farmers, Merchants and Enthusiasts.

Announcing TOTUS Tea Of The United States Awards! The first ever national tea competition for US grown tea will be held this November hosted in Hawaii. A grant from the Hawaii County Office of Research & Development and support from agriculture organizations involved with domestic origin initiatives have helped create this arena recognizing US grown tea and its contribution in domestic agriculture.

Dates to remember:

11/4/15 TOTUS Competition
11/7/15 Educational Presentations & Exhibit


Volcano Art Center, Volcano Village, Hawaii USA

Growers & Farmers get involved!


Now that Spring harvests have come to a close followed by Summer and Autumn yields, please take this time to review, experiment and refine the teas that best relay the excellence of your efforts for competition entries. The competition has two divisions, Commercial with cash awards and Non-Commercial with certificate awards open to all that grow Camellia sinensis tea in the United States. Be a part of the origin pride! To learn more about requirements and deadlines please go to entry form.

Merchants & Enthusiasts get involved!


Participate by lending your support in our sponsorship programs to help raise public awareness of US grown tea and show the world your great mission! To learn more go to:

TOTUS Awards sponsorships

The more informed the public is on domestic tea production, the better our representatives can assist in providing public support on county, state and federal levels. It is with that intent the TOTUS Awards will help facilitate raising public awareness creating opportunities for many in tea production nationwide.

Meet our international panel of Judges!


Our panel will be judging teas according to established industry standards and encouraging innovation. In addition, this stellar panel will be giving lecture presentations on many fascinating topics related to tea culture, the arts and tea agriculture from around the globe!

Featured topics will be detailed in upcoming TOTUS News. For advance registration to attend these amazing lectures contact info@TOTUS1awards.com

A message from the Director.

Over the years I have been fortunate to share the company of many committed to tea with unsurpassed passion faced by challenges met with great success. Growing tea within unique environments and educating communities all in the the service and artistry of the leaf, is a collective goal. This past season I was in Washington DC talking with representatives at Capital Hill regarding the significant development of US grown tea agriculture and its unique place in family farming. Events like TOTUS will continue to advocate in furthering our tea culture.

I truly hope you will consider participating in the TOTUS Awards and that your life in tea is appreciated by many.

All the best with aloha,
Eva Lee
Tea Farmer
TOTUS Awards Director

The TOTUS Team

PO Box 362
Volcano, Hawaii 96785



The first national tea competition for the American tea grower.

Open to all tea farms, researchers and beginning growers whose tea crop origin is cultivated in US soil.

To encourage producing states to gain global recognition by participating in a national competitive program juried by an international industry panel.

To promote Origin Pride identifying tea production making significant contributions in domestic agriculture and innovative trade.

Held November 2015 headquartered in Hawaii, hosted by the Hawaii Tea Society in partnership with the Volcano Art Center, The Kohala Center, Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council  and Hawaii Farmers Union United.

For More Information go to the TOTUS website at http://www.totus1awards.com

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