For their contributions to the advancement of Tea Culture and mastery of expression and form, the following individuals are hereby recognized with the highest honors and are granted all rights, privileges, titles, recognitions and associations carried by the Designation of Tea Cognoscenti.
- Aumrie, United States, Tea Culture Writer
- Young-jun Kang, South Korea, Ceramist
- Motom Oyama, Japan, Sculptor
- Helga Ritsch, Switzerland, Ceramist