Tea Taster

Brewing a career as a master tea taster


Tea Tasting is a procedure by which a trained taster gets to know the quality of a specific tea. Tea is manufactured all over the world, a tester always considers topography, climatic conditions, production, preparation and assesses the distinctive types of Camellia sinensis. All teas are made from one plant ‘Camellia sinensis’ , be it white tea, oolong tea, black tea and green tea. The manufacturing preparation of each tea is distinctive in terms of enhancement and taste. 

An experienced taster/tester has to find out the quality earlier to deal or on the off chance that they are considering mixing it with other tea. A tea taster after tasting describes the tea and values the tea. They depict the alcohol which is based on taste and incorporated . During top tea manufacturing season, a taster deals with a few hundreds of tests a day. His assessment is based on information and experience which he creates over the years.


For Bachelor’s

  • Aspirants have to pass 10+2 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Agriculture from any recognised board. 
  • For the UG Program, students can opt for a Bachelor's degree in horticulture, botany, agricultural science, home science or food technology. 

For Masters

  • Scholars need to pass their bachelor’s course with at least 60% marks.

Job Roles

The field of tea testing aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, the field of tea testing presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Botanist
  • Pomologist
  • Horticulturist
  • Floriculturist
  • Agricultural Engineer

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in tea testing. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Teabox
  • Godrej Tea
  • Society Tea
  • Tata Consumer Products
  • Pataka Group of Companies
  • Organic India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hindustan Unilever Limited


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a tea taster is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Month

Starting Salary

Approx ₹25,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹45,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹50,000


  • Planning
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail


In case you are one of those who takes your tea seriously and are delicate to the different tones and varieties of its flushes, tasting the beverage is a considerable career choice for you. 

In spite of the fact that pursuing a tea management course in India is an uncommon choice in beverages, it can demonstrate to be productive for those trying to become tea- tasters. The course will educate you around tea production, quality, tasting, marketing and more.


  • Job Opportunities 
  • Liberty to Travel to different places
  • Opportunity to meet new people
  • High in demand in Tea Industry


  • Need hard training
  • With tea tasting, digestion issues may occur
  • This career is only good for Tea Lovers