The Hanoitimes - The event aims to honor tea industry professionals and aid their career growth and professional development.
Hue city in central Vietnam will host the 2018 Tea Masters Cup International on November 23-25, organized by Thua Thien-Hue Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Tourism, Vietnam Tea Association in coordination with Tea Masters Cup International.
This year’s event expects to attract many tea associations in the world, including those from China, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, France, Turkey, etc.
Hue to host the 2018 Tea Masters Cup International. Photo: baophapluat.vn
Tea Masters Cup is an international competition among tea industry professionals. It forms an international “tea specialist” community, which consists of trend makers who create new ideas and give impulses to the development of tea market.
The competition aims to honor tea industry experts and aid their career growth and professional development; foster the development of cultural traditions involving tea consumption; raise the prestige of careers in the tea industry; develop and promote new approaches to tea preparing.
In addition, the event aims to foster professional development and exchange of ideas among specialists in the hospitality industry, the specialized tea retail/wholesale and processing. It also targets raising the status of tea culture among consumers.
According to the organizing board, all tea masters compete in this category must demonstrate the skill of tea preparation, tea pairing, tea mixology and tea tasting.
Created in Russia in 2013, the Tea Masters Cup International has been changing the game of tea professionals– putting them to the test and creating an international tea community where individuals can learn about a variety of tea traditions. This is the first time Vietnam organized the event. The Tea Masters Cup International has been organized in Istanbul (Turkey), Seoul (South Korea), among other countries.