Want to evaluate teas like a pro? This tasting (cupping) set is used by tea tasters the world over when evaluating tea samples for purchase. Its a great way to experiment with your own blends or objectively taste one of your newest teas. With two sets you can compare teas side by side.
Tea Tasting Set Use
Add 2 grams of tea to the cup. Add water of the appropriate temperature for the tea and steep for 5 minutes. To pour off into the bowl, turn the bowl vertical and fit over cup and lid. Turn 90 degrees so that the entire set appears as shown in photo (cup & lid fit nicely in the bowl).
Lift the cup & lid away from the bowl and bring close to your nose. Slightly lift the lid to smell the aroma of infused leaf.
Use a tablespoon to slurp some of the tea liquor to experience the taste of the tea across your palette.