El Club del Te

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...

El Club del Tea

El Club del Te

El Club del Té (The Tea Club) is the first organization in Spanish speaking countries dedicated to promoting tea culture. The Club presents tea related courses, such as tea blending, sensory evaluation of teas, and the Tea Sommelier International Certification course. Live classes are taught in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona, and online classes are...

The Tea Sommelier Handbook Now Available

Victoria Bisogno of El Club del Té and Jane Pettigrew are releasing their new co-authored “The Tea Sommelier Handbook”, written in both English and Spanish. The Tea Sommelier Handbook is a powerful tool that helps to learn the most important cultural and technical aspects of tea. It has a didactic and at the same time,...

El Club del Tea

Victoria Bisogno

Victoria Bisogno, President of El Club del Té, has spent her entire life intimately connected with tea. For her, tea represents both pleasure and culture, and that’s how she has come to create a world of charm and awareness, leading a team of young adults that transmits the essence of Victoria’s relationship with tea:...

Demand for Tea Blending Expertise Grows in Latin America

Victoria Bisogno of El Club del Te, lectures class of tea sommaliers. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina With a burgeoning interest in specialty tea in Latin America, especially in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, new tea lovers are clamoring for training courses and tasting activities. In Buenos Aires, Victoria Bisogno, founder and president of Charming Blends, is...