The tea that you are about to taste has made a spectacular journey. As a tea leaf travels from tea garden to teacup, each step along the way will determine its quality. From the moment a leaf is plucked, its chemistry begins to rapidly change. As tea artisans work their magic – withering, firing, steaming, bruising, oxidizing, drying and sorting – they transform an ordinary object into something truly spectacular.
Our expert Tea Tasters seek out such excellence as they cup thousands of teas and judge their quality. In the tasting room, all of the senses are in play. While the appearance and the aroma of the dry leaf are critical, it is only by evaluating the brewed tea that we can determine its true quality.