Belgium Joins Tea Masters Cup

Belgian Professional Association Sommelier T and Tea Masters Cup Ltd. signed an agreement whereby Sommelier T organizes and conducts national Tea Masters Cup tournaments in Belgium and ensures the integration of the national tournaments into the international Tea Masters Cup system.

The first Tea Masters Cup Belgium is scheduled for October 6 and will be held in Kortrijk (Viva Sara) in the categories of Tea Preparation and Tea Pairing. “We are very proud to be part of the Tea Masters Cup community by organizing the first Tea Masters Cup in Belgium”, said Greet Huybrechts, co-founder of Sommelier T.

Tea Masters Cup is a unique international system of competitions for tea professionals held in four different categories since 2013: Tea Preparation, Tea Pairing, Tea Mixology and Tea Tasting. Currently, 23 countries are registered to hold national TMC competitions. The international final of the Tea Masters Cup is held annually, following a series of qualifying championships in the participating countries. The 2018 finals took place Nov. 23-25, 2018 in Hue, Vietnam. Previous international finals were held in Turkey, South Korea and China.

Sommelier T is a professional association of tea sommeliers in Belgium founded in 2018 by 5 engaged tea sommeliers. Their aim is to give tea sommeliers the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and professionalize together on sustainable specialty tea. They create a community for tea sommeliers by organizing masterclasses, tea talks, tea events and by being present at the Horeca Expo. Furthermore they introduce tea lovers to specialty tea at certain events.