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18th Edition of the Golden Leaf India Awards Declared

18th Edition of the Golden Leaf India Awards Declared

In a press statement issued by Mr.Arun Kumar, Convener, The Golden Leaf India Award:Southern Tea Competition (TGLIA: STC),  stated that the final tasting session of the 18th Edition of TGLIA was held in Dubai coinciding with the 8th Global Dubai Tea Forum from 25th to 27th April 2023.
The first level screening of teas was held on 1st April 2023 at UPASI and the qualified teas were evaluated for pesticide residue parameters and heavy metals in the NABL accredited laboratory of UPASI Tea Research Foundation.
The 62 short-listed teas that qualified the first and second level of screening were evaluated by a panel of international jury comprising of renowned tasters and major buyers namely Abdurahman Kunnath of  Sun Group FZE, Dubai, Andrey Kraynev of James Finlay (ME), DMCC, Dubai, Mike Jones of Carrier Jones Ltd, UK, Sanjiv Chatterji of Ekaterra Tea, Dubai, Shabnam Weber of Tea and Herbal Association of Canada, Sharon Hall of UK Tea & Infusions Association and M.Yahya Beyad of Britannia Tea Co Ltd, UK.
It was worth noting that Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Pvt Ltd won 7 awards; Harrisons Malayalam Limited-SBU(A) and Parry Agro Industries Ltd shared 4 awards each; Darmona Tea Industry, Green T Estate, Kodanad Tea Estate and Sri Vasuprada Plantations Ltd shared 3 awards each; Poabs Organics Products Pvt Ltd and Woodbriar Group shared 2 awards each; and Harrisons Malayalam Limited-SBU(B) and Rousdonmullai Estate (a division of IRM Pvt Ltd) shared 1 award each. 
The certificates to the winners were distributed by the Jury members on 27th April 2023, the concluding day of the Global Dubai Tea Forum 2023. Dignitaries, competition participants were present at the function.