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 5 Determination of theanine using HPLC 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 *

* The convener can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

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/TC 34/SC 12 Sensory analysis ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
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

ISO/TC 34/SC 8 - Secretariat

BSI United Kingdom
British Standards Institution
389 Chiswick High Road
W4 4AL
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 208 996 90 00
Fax: +44 208 996 74 00

Secretariat direct:
Mr Tim Bellamy

ISO/TC 34/SC 8 - Twinned Secretariat

SAC China
Standardization Administration of China
BaijiazhuangDongli Bld.13
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100026

Tel: +86 10 8226 2622
Fax: +86 10 8226 0660

Secretariat direct:
Mr Mao Limim