Level III: Professional Series : 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.

Level III: Professional Series : Professional Cupping
Class Schedule

7:30 - 8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:40am Introductions
8:40 – 9:00am Overview of the day, materials, table layout & housekeeping rules
9:00-9:45am Exercise 1
9:45 -10:30am Exercise 2
10:30 - 11:00am Sponsor Break
11:00 - 12:00pm Exercise 3
12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45pm Exercise 4
1:45 - 2:30pm Exercise 5
2:30 - 3:00pm Sponsor Break
3:00 - 3:45pm Exercise 6
3:45 - 4:30pm Exercise 7
4:30 –5pm Exercise 8
4:30 – 5:00pm Questions, comments, & closing remarks

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