Tea Sommelier

by William I. Lengeman III The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines sommelier as "a waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service" or "a wine steward." Though this definition doesn't really leave any room for us to apply the word to tea culture, a number of tea experts have gone ahead and …

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Tea Taster – A Tea Lover’s Dream Job

By William I. Lengeman III To many of us tea-lovers, tea-taster might seem like the ultimate profession, a vocation as desirable as the fabled mattress tester. Tea tasting may conjure images of a crackling fire, a plate of delicacies and bottomless wells of fine tea, but in reality tasting tea for a living is hard …

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