China Mist Tea Company is 76% STI Tea Certified

China Mist Tea Company Sponsors STI Tea Certification, Level I & II for its Employees

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – November 9, 2006 – China Mist Tea Company announces that 76% of its company, including office personnel and distributors, has become Specialty Tea Institute (STI) Tea Certified in Levels One & Two.

China Mist Tea Company conducted four seminars across the United States for its distributors, sales and support staff. The attendees were treated to two full days of tea education followed by a certification exam at the end of each day. Students were taught proper steeping techniques, how to taste teas, the differences in the types teas and how to apply this knowledge when selling China Mist Tea Company products.

“STI has set the standard for certifying tea knowledge,” said China Mist Tea Company President and COO Rommie Flammer. “China Mist is pleased to pull our Tea Company together to become Level II Certified and share the industry knowledge with our customers and other people in the industry. It was a wonderful experience for all of us, even people who’ve been in this business for nearly 20 years.”

China Mist Tea Company was co-created by John Martinson and Dan Schweiker in 1982 with delicious iced teas blended for the foodservice industry. Years later, the hot tea brand, Leaves Pure Teas, was acquired along with Tea Smith and Founder of Leaves Pure Teas Richard Guzauskas.

China Mist Tea Company was co-created by John Martinson and Dan Schweiker in 1982 with delicious iced teas blended for the foodservice industry. Years later, the hot tea brand, Leaves Pure Teas®, was acquired featuring tea bags, sachets and loose tea.

In 2005, Martinson and Schweiker passed the teaspoon to Rommie Flammer, who leads China Mist Tea Company as President. Additionally in 2005, China Mist became the exclusive importer of Mokarabia Real Italian Coffee. China Mist Teas and Mokarabia Real Italian Coffees are distributed internationally and available for retail sale through chinamist.com.

For more information contact Kiley Biggins at 480.998.8807 or Kiley@chinamist.com