Tea Masters Cup (TMC) is an international tournament for tea masters. It involves people who are engaged in tasting, preparing and serving tea and tea drinks, both professionals and amateurs. TMC has been held since 2013, currently more than 20 countries are part of the TMC system. Once a year, winners of national TMC championships meet at the world finals. TMC Finals were held in Moscow (Russia), Istanbul (Turkey), Seoul (South Korea), Enshi (China), Hue (Vietnam). TMC is held in four categories.
TMC Tea Preparation — in this category, participants compete in the skill of preparing and serving pure tea.
TMC Tea Pairing — in this category, contestants compete in the skill of creating gastronomic compositions based on tea.
TMC Tea Mixology — in this category, participants compete in the skill of preparing and serving tea-based mixes.
TMC Tea Tasting — in this category, participants compete in the skill of memorizing and recognizing tasted teas and ingredients of multicomponent tea-based beverages.