Tea Tasting Insight

The British are a nation well known for their love of tea. An uplifting cup of tea is something that most people consider to be the best possible drink to refresh them or to relax with at the end of a busy day. So the thought of being a tea taster might sound like a dream job. Few realise, however, that to ensure you get the exact cup of tea you know and love each and every time requires a lot of hard work, expertise and dedication. It is also not unusual for a tea taster to check over 500 cups per day, which is a lot by anyone’s standards!

Not only are there different varieties of tea, but tea flavour preferences differ by region within the same country. Tea companies employ tasting experts to ensure that every cup meets the exact specifications set for that particular brand and tea type.

There are many different types of tea, including black, green and white. These can even all come from the same tea plant. It is the way they are manufactured and processed that makes the wide range of tea varieties. One type of black tea alone can be sourced from seven different countries – each affected by the soil, altitude and climate of where it is grown. However, it’s not just the mix of tea leaves that alters the flavour of a particular tea brand; the drying and processing of the tea after being picked is the main influence on how the tea will taste once it is brewed.

Most people have a particular brand of tea that they prefer and will always look out for when they come to make their purchase. Vending machines that offer a selection of best known drinks brands provide a convenient way for people to enjoy their favourite cup of tea when at work or out and about. Vending machine manufacturers can work with the nation’s favourite brands of tea and coffee to deliver the perfect cup of tea no matter what your preference. KLIX vending machines from Mars Drinks provide a great range of hot drinks from Britain’s best loved brands. By offering a selection of drinks including black and lemon tea, such an office vending machine can provide employees with just the pick me up they need to refresh themselves every day.

Whether you prefer a strong black cuppa or a hydrating herbal option, it’s good to know that there is the right cup of tea for everyone.