Championship: General Information

Tea Masters Cup Belgium

Tea Masters Cup Belgium is the first and only tea competition in Belgium. It takes place on October 6th at Vivasara Kaffée Kortrijk.

The competition is open for everybody engaged in tasting preparing and serving tea and tea drinks, both professionals and amateurs. The winner of each category will be invited to join the Tea Masters Cup championships at the world finals, more info www.teamasterscup.com

We welcome all tea lovers and tea professionals to attend this special event and enjoy the richness of pure tea.

Sommelier T selected two competition categories, Tea Preparation and Tea Pairing.

Tea Preparation

In the category Tea Preparation the contestants must demonstrate their skill of tea preparation by brewing and presenting to each member of the judging panel a total of two beverages within 15 minutes:

  • The Organizers’ Tea, a beverage prepared from a single pure tea sample chosen from a fixed set of samples, the same for all competitors chosen by the organizers.
  • The Contestants’ Tea, a beverage prepared from any single pure tea chosen by the contestant.

The performance shall be evaluated according to the aroma, flavor and aftertaste of the steeped tea. Plus brewing and serving techniques, presentation and charisma.

Tea Pairing

In the category Tea Pairing the contestants must demonstrate their skill of tea pairing, combining tea with a light snack:

  • The Organizers’ Composition, consisting of a light snack presented by the organizers combined with a single tea chosen from a fixed set of samples, the same for all the competitors chosen by the organizers.
  • The Contestants’ Composition, consisting of a light snack prepared by the contestant in advance combined with a single pure tea or a blend containing tea as one of the ingredients (may be prepared in advance).

The performance shall be evaluated according to taste, flavor enhancement by combining, visual appeal, presentation and practical potential. No evaluation of the light snack, the simpler the better.

PROGRAM

09.45 AM   Doors open for public

10.00 AM   Start competition Tea Preparation

Lunchbreak from 1PM till 2PM

02.00 PM   Start competition Tea Pairing

04.30 PM   End competition

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