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Victoria Bisogno - El Club del Te

About Victoria Bisogno - El Club del Te

Victoria was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She’s an engineer and she’s spent her entire life intimately connected with tea. Founder of Charming Blends, a teashop dedicated to specialty teas, and author of the Tea Sommelier Handbook, she teaches tea blending, sensory evaluation of teas and the Tea Sommelier International Certification. Together with her husband Martín Frangioli, she’s created El Club del Té (The Tea Club), the first organization in Spanish speaking countries dedicated to promote tea culture, that performs academic and recreational activities based in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona, and also online.

The evocative power of tea

Occasionally, a meal or song takes us to a special moment in the past, transporting us to a distant place or generating different sensations. This happens very often when we drink a cup of tea. Inadvertently, a sip of our favorite beverage takes us to that little street in Paris, laughter with our friends,...

The values of tea: a gift for mankind

World Tea Expo Advance Pricing Deadline Ends April 16th! Register now and save! By Victoria Bisogno, El Club de Té Across tea’s history, many values have been developed amongst the selected and specialist tea connoisseurs who manufactured, brewed and savoured it. Then those values were transmitted among tea lovers from generation to generation. Now...

Choosing the Right Teapot

Choosing the right teapot could be as challenging as choosing the right tea for a special occasion. Most tea lovers like having a collection of different teapots and cups at home, waiting for the right moment to be used. Some of them never see the light, because we “save them for a special moment”...

Cultivating spirit, drinking tea.

The word culture is used to refer to different things and different situations and its usage has been extended over time to include new meanings. The term culture comes from the Latin cultus that derives from colere, meaning ‘to cultivate the land’. Originally it was used to designate a plot of cultivated land, and...

Victoria Bisogno Tea Sommelier

What is a “Sommelier”?

The word “sommelier” though old, is modern, too. Since I started designing the Tea Sommelier Certification Course that I teach with my friend Jane Pettigrew at El Club del Té, some people have inquired about the use of the word “sommelier”. Some thought it was only used to refer to wine specialists, that is...

Victoria Bisogno Tea Sommelier

Does the Tea-Muse Exist?

Every now and then, we are surprised about a wide range of new and exotic tea blends. We try them, we enjoy them, and we wonder… how do professionals make them? What are the secrets and techniques behind these mixtures that lead us to delightful labyrinths of memories, hidden treasures in our childhood, or...