The 4 Essential Skills of a Professional Tea Sommelier

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When you think of the word“sommelier,” images of France and long-stemmed wine glasses probably come to mind. In the wine world, a sommelier is a professional wine taster.Even though tea culture has developed over thousands of years in China and tasting tea is similar to tasting wine in many ways, the concept of a “tea sommelier” has only recently been gaining popularity in Western countries.The skills of a sommelier are highly applicable to tea and are a great way to introduce the appreciation of tea to western countries.
As a professional tea sommelier, you need to have some basic – but very important – essential skills.