The Tea Council of the USA, Inc. is doing its part to help struggling college grads navigate the brutal job market. Its “Sip of Success” contest offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a recent grad to prepare for a great job and experience a unique and thrilling adventure on tea plantations in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and the USA. College grads will submit a two-minute video showing their passion for tea and knowledge of its many health benefits, for a chance to win.
One lucky college graduate will embark on the international internship mid-October of this year, with a tour of Darjeeling and Assam, India, the second largest global tea producer following China. The winner will remain in Assam to begin a 6-week intensive training program, after which the intern will travel to Sri Lanka, then on to Kenya for the final week, and returning to the US in late December, 2010.
During the internship the winner will learn about all aspects of tea cultivation, processing and appreciation (cupping). The intern will live in Tea Estate Bungalows, which are beautiful homes built for the original British managers.
All entries must be original videos created by the entrants and must contain at least one valid message regarding the health benefits of tea, specifically black, green, white or oolong tea. Open to legal residents of the United States and Puerto Rico, who are recent college graduates at least 18 years of age, all entries must be received electronically at www.teausa.org/sipofsuccess no later than midnight on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
The winner will participate in the U.S. portion of the Dream Job internship at SalonTea, under the tutelage of nationally known tea entrepreneur Tracy Stern.
For more information and to submit a video for consideration, please visit www.teausa.org/sipofsuccess