Professional Series Level 3: Professional Cupping and Sensory Evaluation
Learning to properly cup tea is one of the most valuable skills a tea professional can develop, and takes years of practice to master. Cupping is an organized, focused examination of tea by comparison and contrast - it is very different from tasting tea for personal enjoyment. This one-day seminar explores the methodologies, internationally accepted standards and consistent procedures that professionals use every day, including weights, temperatures, steep times, vocabulary and record keeping. Around two dozen teas will be cupped, through challenging exercises designed to teach attendees not only what they're looking at in that moment, but also how to create their own cupping exercises for future learning.