Tea Review is looking to engage one or more tea professionals who will help pioneer 100-point, wine-style tea reviews in the specialty tea industry. Several positions are available:
We’re looking for one or more highly qualified tea tasters that are capable of blind-cupping a tea sample and writing an objective review. Ideally, the taster/reviewer will be a certified tea taster with industry name recognition and credibility based on participation and exposure in the specialty tea industry. Qualified candidates will have access to a lab or tasting room to conduct cuppings in a professional, controlled environment. They will be able to consistently and rigorously apply tea industry cupping standards and protocols.
Taster/reviewers must be capable of cupping one or more tea samples and applying the Tea Review tasting methodology and cupping form to generate tea reviews that include both sensory evaluations and a numerical score according to Tea Review’s 100-point scale. Taster/reviewers will have basic writing skills sufficient to create stand-alone reviews consistent with the Tea Review template.
Taster/Reviewer and Writer
We’re looking for one or more tea professionals with the experience and skills described above plus more extensive writing capabilities. Candidates will have the ability to cup 15 to 20 teas in a single cupping and identify the 6 to 8 best teas for which they will write reviews. Candidates will have sufficient familiarity with tea origins, farming, processing, and cup characteristics to research and write a 750- to 1500-word tasting report similar to those that appear on Coffee Review.
Taster/Reviewer, Writer, and Editor
We’re looking for one tea professional with the experience described above plus the enthusiasm and ability to take on additional editorial and managerial responsibilities. This individual will have the ability to manage and edit others’ work, produce finished work, and to establish and manage to agreed-upon deadlines.
Candidates will work remotely, initially on a freelance basis. Compensation for each position depends on capabilities and experience but will be competitive with that for highly qualified freelance writers. There is potential for regular projects, increased compensation, and greater responsibility for professionals that demonstrate superior performance. Interested individuals should email bios and writing samples to Ron at ron @ teareview.com.
We’re excited about the possibility of working with you.