Tea Tasting, How to do It?

Do you want to know what a tea tasting is about? Do you want to discover it through the word of a specialist like TeaBeau? Well then do not miss this note for the world.

Tasting course: TeaBeau tells you everything about it

Surely you have heard about tea tasting and want to know much more about it. Would you like to be a tea sommelier? Do you want to learn to taste and know the steps that are followed in a tasting?

Victoria will tell you in this note what is wanted in a tasting and also how they work this process, both in the institution and in the courses they dictate. Safety pin!

-First and foremost, to put in subject who does not have much idea about it, what is a tea tasting?

-The tasting is the process by which we can identify the different characteristics of a food product through the senses, such as texture, taste or smell. The technical tasting of the tea in particular is a methodology that I developed a few years ago, through determined steps, to study the teas in all its phases: the dry leaf, the wet leaf and the liquor (the liquid that we obtain after infusing the leaves). teas). Its objective is to identify and describe the organoleptic characteristics of teas: its color, shape, aroma, etc., in reference to elements that we know, from a perspective as objective as possible. It is a sensory experience performed by people trained in the tasting process and sensory sciences.

When I entered the world of teas I started looking for information about teas I did not know in books, and I found very simple descriptions about each variety, which did not provide much information to know a teas in a technical way. That's why in 2009 I decided to work on the development of this tasting technique, which I published for the first time in my book "Manual of the Sommelier of Teas" in 2010 and in 2013 I presented it at a conference at the World Tea Expo in Los United States of America.

-The tea taster course is a training created to specialize in sensory analysis to people who already have a technical and cultural knowledge about tea.

We use cutting-edge techniques of perfumers to train the senses, mainly the smell. We go through the history of tasting and perfume and delve into sensory analysis and neurosciences, stimulating the senses to discover tea in a detailed and professional way. The course has a theoretical part and a lot of practice. It is a unique experience for the student.

-They use techniques that make this course something unique in the world ... Tell us a little more about it.

Tasting and sommelier course with TeaBeau

-In the tea taster course of The Tea Club, we use avant-garde techniques from perfumers and a neuroscience scientific basis for the study of tea. It is the first time that tea, perfumery and science come together in a training dedicated to train the sense of smell and develop the senses to perfect tea tasting.

-Do you work on all varieties of tea? Anything else you want to add about the course?

-In the course we work on all varieties of tea in strands, powders and tablets, we study their different forms of preparation and we also work on each attribute studied in detail.