I can barely contain my excitement as the day has finally arrived to visit Northern Tea Merchants
And everything is ready as we arrive for our journey into the world of tea tasting. Beautiful porcelain tea pots with the selection of teas arranged in a neat row of ascending strength. The tea tasting table is set at a particular height to avoid not if, but when the inevitable spills of tea occur. James Pogson, the enthusiastic owner of Northern Tea Merchants, has generously agreed to spend the day sharing his knowledge on tea.
Tea with Mary Kate visits Northern Tea Merchants. Owner James Pogson highlights a selection of Tea for tasting
One of the key elements of being a tea merchant is to assure quality. Assessing and tasting tea is a critical part of the day job, and in this short video, James demonstrates his background, insights and passion for tea. Do click the HD button off if the video is a bit jittery for you…..
Tea with Mary Kate was enchanted and quite honestly overwhelmed by her visit to Northern Tea Merchants.
James generously shared his time, passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of tea. Even though we spent the entire day there, I was left wishing we had more time, it was such a fantastic day. Tea With Mary Kate would be delighted to accept the offer of a return visit.
Do look out for the next installments with James Pogson:
James Explains How to Assess the Quality of Tea