Ringtons creates dream job for tea lovers in bid to boost Master Tea …

Family firm Ringtons has brewed up the perfect job for a tea lover as it looks to the future in its 110th year of trading.
The senior team at the Newcastle business are renowned experts in all things tea, having become adept tea tasters, buyers and blenders sourcing teas from across the globe.
And now the firm, which packs teas for supermarket giants as well as selling under their own brand, has created a rare opportunity for an enthusiastic, passionate and ambitious recruit to join the firm as a trainee tea buyer and blender.
The trainee will work alongside Ringtons’ existing team of master tea tasters to help provide a pivotal function within the family business.
Based at Ringtons Head Office in Byker , the successful candidate will have a passion for tea, taste countless teas from all over the world, be trained and supported to become an expert taster and have the opportunity to travel to and liaise with specialist tea producers around the world.
Ringtons’ teas are sourced from all over the world, including Africa, India, Sri Lanka and China, and shipped to Newcastle for careful blending and manufacturing of the finished product. The tea buying and blending team are responsible for sourcing a vast and diverse array of teas and carefully maintaining the precise blend requirements for Ringtons’ customers, which include speciality and luxury food retailers.
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Ringtons head of tea James Jobling said: “Ringtons was founded on tea and it remains the cornerstone of our business.
“We have the pleasure of working with a wonderful product in tea, which is so important to so many people. We are very proud of the quality and diversity of teas we source and what we do is held in extremely high regard by our colleagues and customers.
“Tea tasting and buying is a continuous process for us, and each tea is tasted multiple times by our tasters before it reaches the customer to ensure quality and consistency every time. This trainee vacancy offers a rare opportunity to join a passionate and proud north-east business in what can become one of the company’s most fulfilling roles.
“In the industry, we would normally say that it takes between five to seven years of tasting to become a fully-fledged tea taster, so the trainee tea buyer and blender role is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to progress within the company and carve out a unique career.
“However, in reality tea is so fascinating that you never really stop learning. The person we are looking for has to be committed, passionate about tea, organised and dedicated to helping us continue to source our teas to the very highest standard.”

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