Can you imagine how great it would be to drink tea and get paid for it? Well, that is exactly what a professional tea taster does. Employed to determine the quality of tea, a professional taster can tell exactly where a tea was grown and its quality simply by tasting it. To do his job, a tea taster uses very special equipment.
A professional tea tasting set must meet international standards meaning that they are all identical in shape and size. A tasting set for tea includes a serving bowl and a handled mug with a lid. Sets made from high quality ceramic or porcelain help the tea retain its heat longer, while earthenware sets allow it to cool off more quickly.
There are also accessories that can be added to any tea tasting like trays to hold the mugs, felts to cover the serving bowl, and silver tasting spoons. While a tasting, or cupping, set is certainly used by professional tasters to evaluate tea, it can also be a great way for you to enjoy your tea everyday for several reasons.
Tasting sets have clean, simple lines that are aesthetically pleasing to many tea drinkers. They are designed to be easy to use, and they are versatile in that they can do a great job of brewing any kind of tea, be it green, oolong, or black. Because the tasting sets are made of quality ceramic or porcelain, they do not absorb flavors, so the true taste of the tea comes through regardless of what type of tea you brew. They are also inexpensive and durable.
So, while the tea tasting set is made for use by a professional tea taster, it may just become your favorite way to brew your everyday tea as well.