Debonair Tea Company are in celebratory mode this bank holiday following co-founder Louisa’s success in becoming the first person in the UK to receive Tea Sommelier accreditation from the UK Tea Academy.
Despite our reputation as a country of tea drinkers, it wasn’t until the end of 2015 that the UK Tea Academy, the only body in the UK to offer a professional tea certification programme, was established.
The April course, run under the directorship of international tea educator Jane Pettigrew, required Louisa to complete a practical, oral and written exam – which she passed with an amazing 96%!
Louisa, who was presented with her certificate by Jane over the May bank holiday weekend (pictured), said:
“I have been a life-long tea drinker and the ultimate tea geek since I decided to set up Debonair Tea Company a few years ago. However, I felt it was important to gain professional certification in order to give our customers the utmost confidence in our knowledge and product sourcing.
“Over the next few months, we will be launching a series of pop-up tea workshops in a number of venues across Kent which are already serving our tea to give everyone a chance to learn much, much more about the nation’s favourite drink!”
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We are pleased to be making our first appearance at the annual Canterbury Food and Drink Festival 2017 this weekend!
Held in the Dane John Gardens, we will be exhibiting alongside some of the finest food and drink producers Kent has to offer. Held on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th September, the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival has become a firm favourite in the Kent Food Festival Calendar.
Love tea? Heading to the Kent County Show?! Then keep an eye out for our stand in the Produced in Kent tent at this year’s event, Friday 7 – Sunday 9 July at the Detling Showground, near Maidstone.
Open from 8am to 6pm every day, the Show is a wonderful day out with plenty of displays, entertainment and local food. With over 400 exhibitors and trade stands and over 300 competitions and activities, the Kent County Show highlights the countryside and rural life and is a great day out for the whole family.
We are tea-lighted to announce the launch of our all-new tea tasting workshops in the centre of Canterbury, Kent!
Join our in-house tea sommelier and founder, Louisa, as she takes you through a short history of tea, tea production, tea blending, brewing equipment and tasting!
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