Our Tea Taster

Meet Des… King Cole’s Tea Taster


You could call Des McCarthy the Sommelier of teas. His acute ability to blend, brew and taste is a distinct advantage for King Cole Tea. Des has been blending and tasting tea for more than 30 years. He spends most of his time in Sussex, New Brunswick (tasting up to 100 cups of tea a day!) but also travels frequently to India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and other exotic locations to source the perfect leaves for discerning tea drinkers back home.

100 Cups of Tea a Day

...means Des knows how to blend it best! Check out Des’ Tea Tips for steeping that perfect cup of tea.