Podcast: So you think you want to be a tea sommelier?

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When it comes to high tea, and tea drinking  that comes to mind? Most people think of England and their elegant tea service, right? While England as a whole does drink a lot of tea, it’s mostly low quality bagged tea. That’s exactly what tea sommelier, Lisa McDonald, tells us is the wrong way to drink tea. She would know as she’s gone through the process of becoming a certified tea sommelier. Think that’s something you’d like to do?

Listen to our podcast interview with Lisa and find out what it’s like to be a tea sommelier.

 

Lisa McDonald is the owner if Teahaus and Eat More Tea in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While working as a consultant in Germany, she decided to take the four year course to become a certified tea sommelier. Now, there are many online degrees and courses for becoming a tea sommelier, but nothing compares to Germany’s strict standards of  training that a tea sommelier must go through.

In the podcast, So you think you want to be a tea sommelier, Lisa shared with us:

  • How many teas a tea sommelier needs to be able to distinguish between?
  • What are myths about teas that people still believe?
  • Why companies like Teavana fail?
  • What other careers a tea sommelier can have?

If you find yourself in Ann Arbor, go visit Teahaus and Eat More Tea. Sample tasty tea infused desserts and different kinds of teas before deciding which one you’ll take home.  Plus, the gelato at Eat More Tea is spiced with tea. But the best thing is cooking with their spice blends. Learn what dishes you can make at home with these tea blends. If you can’t visit Ann Arbor, you can also order these teas and spice blends online as well.

Listen to our podcast interview with Lisa and find out what it’s like to be a tea sommelier.

 

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