Taste the Tea
Tasting the Tea is an art by itself. An art that takes years for one to become a pioneer. While the road to become a master is always a long and perilous, but countless treasures are scattered along the way for you to find. So how do start walking this road? It’s very simple to begin, only 3 things that you have to know..
Smell:- The sense of smell is the first thing one should concentrate on. Good teas are the ones that engrosses you by their aroma alone. A tea taster should always deeply inhale the aroma before drinking..
Taste:- Tea tasters use huge spoons, to scoop some tea, slurping it entirely. While it may seem bizarre, it actually is get a good amount of air in one’s mouth for the taste receptors on the tongue to get an even profile of the taste of the Tea.
Sight:- A good Taster can determine the type and grade of a Tea on its appearance alone whether is Orthodox leafy teas of CTC grade. When a Tea taster does screening of teas, dry tea is placed on a clean white screening paper and the leaf colour is observed along with size and consistency.