The art of wine or tea tasting

Just before Christmas, I spent a large amount of time at a beautiful vineyard, known as Three Choirs, where I was working in their winery. During my time there I delved into the artistry and science that surrounds winemaking. But what struck me was that a lot of skills needed for tea blending and tastings…

Taylors of Harrogate

In February I was given the opportunity to spend a week on work experience with the Taylors of Harrogate tea buying team. This blog post will discuss everything I learned, including the time I spent trying the numerous teas. History A former agent at a tea company in London, Charles Taylor, established C.E. Taylor &…

Kakegawa City

On the 15th December my compatriots and I, travelled to Kensington, London, to participate in an exciting Kakegawa tea tasting event. This event featured a slideshow presentation discussing the tea growing region Kakegawa propounded by Asako Steward, followed by an opportunity to taste Fukamushi-Cha, through both the official Japanese tea tasting evaluation style as well…