Standardization in the field of tea (Camellia sinensis) covering the fields of compositional standards for different types of tea, testing methods for quality (including sensory and composition), good manufacturing practice (including transportation), facilitating clarity of tea quality for international trade, to ensure consumer expectation of tea quality is met

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34/SC 8


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 34/SC 8


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 1 Preliminary Work Items Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 4 White tea Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 6 Tea classification Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 7 Oolong tea Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 8 Method for the preparation of green tea infusion for sensory evaluation Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 9 Determination of theaflavins by HPLC Working group
ISO/TC 34/SC 8/WG 10 Green tea - Vocabulary Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 34/SC 8

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 34/SC 8:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/REMCO Committee on reference materials ISO
ISO/TC 34/SC 12 Sensory analysis ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
AOAC INTERNATIONAL AOAC INTERNATIONAL, Association of Analytical Communities A
CET - thé European Tea Committee A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
ITPA International Tea Promotion Association A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
29-31 October 2019 Hangzhou (China) ISO/TC 34/SC 8 **

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 34/SC 8 - Secretariat

BSI United Kingdom
British Standards Institution
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Secretariat direct:
Mr Tim Bellamy

ISO/TC 34/SC 8 - Twinned Secretariat

SAC China
Standardization Administration of China
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Beijing 100088

Tel: +8610 8226 2644
Fax: +8610 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:
Mr Mao Limim