Vulture wrote:They look nice but I would sample each a seperate day. I have a good memory for flavors so it shouldn't be hard. So if anything I will use my gaiwan and Maybee get this (unless its required).
If for example, you are comparing 6 different Alishan, you would have to remember all the subtle nuances of a tea for 6 days. I could not do that. Professionals do side by side tastings in order to discern all the subtle differences in a group of teas.
Nothing wrong with tasting one a day, but there is an advantage to compare side by side.
In Asia, it is not uncommon for tastings to consist of maybe 100 or more similar teas from the same region.
The Tasting Sets are not required for the TCR tastings, just recommended.