ITEI UK Certified Tea Sommelier
Bartender with 7years experience
Tea Mixologist with passion for Iced Teas
For me tea mixology is quite an art and as I always say ,, with enough imagination and creativity any ingredient can be carved into a masterpiece. Each step of the process of creating a Tea Cocktail or Iced Tea that will stand out of the ordinary is crucial: Right choice of tea, other ingredients and their right dosage. Then comes the Technique for assembling them, the creativity in presentation as well as the desire to share.
I started my Tea journey when I was 23 in Prague. Later with my mind set on developing my skills further, I moved to London to learn more about tea and tea mixology. In 2014, I was lucky enough to represent the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka as a tea mixologist and show my skills during my first presentation about Iced Teas and Tea Cocktails. I got a chance to spend 1 month with a tea producer from Sri Lanka’s central Highlands and from that moment I knew, that I wanted to become a tea professional. 1 year later back in London, I finished my UK tea sommelier diploma with ITEI. While in London I worked for Gordon Ramsey group as tea mixologist, then I continued in 12Hay Hill private members club and last London UK place where I worked was Corinthia Hotel as a tea mixologist and tea sommelier.
I would describe myself as a hyperactive bartender and tea mixologist. My second big passion is sport. I’m amateur triathlete and ex-pro swimmer. Every year I compete in one Ironman triathlon. I like to push myself far and try to find my limits. I would say that taking part in Ironman triathlons has really motivated me to always be the best version of myself. Because when I’m crossing the finish line I can truly say: anything is possible! It always helps me to return to work with a positive mindset.
Now you can find me in Switzerland. I’m working for luxury hotel Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad. During my time here at Le Grand Bellevue I have created very successful and dedicated Iced tea menu.