Désirée Prins is My Tea's certified tea sommelier. She hand-selects teas from around the world for quality and artfulness and brings them to you to enjoy!

What’s a tea sommelier, you ask?

A professional with a finely honed expertise in the intricacies of the camellia sinensis (tea) plant: its history, its cultivation, and its preparation. Sommeliers undergo rigorous education and tasting courses and examinations to become certified.

Why become a tea sommelier? Well, simply for the love of tea! Désirée wanted to enhance her own knowledge and experience of tea, so she took on the challenge.

Today, her passion is to share what she’s learning with others. To her, it’s nothing short of miraculous that one humble plant is the source of so many interesting tastes and tradition—and such a conduit for shared experiences.