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Sharyn Johnston

Australian Tea Masters
CEO
Sharyn has a long corporate career and has worked in over 20 different countries. She founded Australian Tea Masters in 2011 with a primary focus on education and consultancy and later launched Australian Tea Masters Wholesale and Blending in 2017. Australian Tea Masters expanded internationally with the opening of the Singapore office in 2016 and the Indonesian office in 2018.
Australian Tea Masters Wholesale and Blending Pty Ltd. is the largest and most accredited tea blending business in Australia, focusing on private label, functional and organic blends. The company has over 150 major private label clients whose products are sold throughout Australia and internationally. Tea Blending consultancy is an exciting and rewarding part of this business and working with brew companies, health and wellness companies using the latest ingredients and global trends to create what have become some very successful blends in the market.
Australian Tea Masters is now recognized as the leading organization for tea training, tea blending and tea education in Australasia. Sharyn has worked with some of the world’s leading tea experts to develop the training material used in the Australian Tea Masters Certified Tea Mastery and Certified Tea Blending courses. Sharyn specializes in tea and herbal blending training and blend development and regularly teaches in Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, and China. Sharyn is the author of two tea books Tea Sommelier handbook and Tea Blending handbook as well as the developer of The tea flavor wheel and Aroma training kit.
Sharyn offers a portfolio of approximately 30 different tea courses across all sectors of the tea market. These courses include Tea Etiquette, Hands-on Blending, High Teas, Tea and Food pairing, Teas of the World, and tailor-made education classes for small or large groups. Sharyn has also developed the only government accredited Tea Sommelier Course which are the first set of tea standards for Australia.
Specialized courses in tea education which have been developed by Australian Tea Masters are now taught worldwide and Sharyn’s expertise is highly respected and regarded around the world. She is regularly asked to be a guest judge at tea competitions around the world and is a member of the advisory board of Tea Masters Cup, as well as Head Judge of Tea Masters Cup International, which is now held in 25 countries.