Tasters

Kevin Gascoyne

Kevin Gascoyne

British taster Kevin is the Black Tea specialist of the team. He first bought tea in India back in 1989. Every Spring for the last 20 years he has travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and various other countries. According to his colleages his daily tea consumption compares to the flow of some small rivers.

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Jasmin Desharnais

Jasmin Desharnais

China specialist, Jasmin cover six of China’s producing régions since 2003, selecting teas of every style. He is a member of the China Tea Science Society and his ‘ganbei’ (Down in One!) with certain members of the Communist party have become legend.

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François Marchand

François Marchand

Specialist in the Artisanal Classic Green Teas of China, François spends every Spring in the central provinces of China selecting rare batches of Green Tea and the aged teas of Liu Bao. Despite being a great lover of Chinese gastronomy he has been seen fleeing when presented with plate of extra aged tofu.

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Hugo Américi

Hugo Américi

Since 2003 Hugo leaves each May to visit the producers of Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam. He will select many of the Wulong and Green Teas in our catalogue. Hugo knows the country roads of Taiwan like the back of his hand and given the choice would eat cooked cabbage for every meal, every day.

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