The ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™, for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™, starts on June 17th, immediately following the World Tea Expo. The training is offered by the International Tea Masters Association, recognized throughout the world as the Gold Standard in tea education,
The ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ begins with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site at Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo Hotel on June 17th & 18th, from 9am to 5pm each day. The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ starts the following week involving home study, tasting and evaluating 18 different teas, and periodic online conference sessions to share experiences and ask questions. This will be followed by tasting and evaluating a Mystery Tea, a Report (oral or written) on a topic assigned by ITMA, and a Final Examination ($95 Examination Fee).
The training will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Frankee Muller. With a significant background in tea, she promises to make this an especially memorable, life-changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at the Hilton Grand Vacations at the Flamingo Hotel (3575 Las Vegas Blvd – South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Phone 702-697-2900 Fax 702-697-2910). Single occupancy room rate from $119/night. If rooms are unavailable, visit Other Hotels. The 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a small meeting room at the Hilton Grand Hotel. Seating is limited.
The training contains all the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation once the program, blind tea tasting, dissertation, and final examination are successfully completed.
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite and often rarest loose-leaf teas from around the world. The training will also include: Health Benefits of Tea and Valuable Guest Service Skills.
Registrants will also get to experience the pleasures of Afternoon Tea at the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel 5- Star Tea Lounge, a short distance from the Grand Hilton Hotel.
Tuition for the training program is $1,475 for association members ($2,225 for nonmembers), plus $48 for Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel 5- Star Tea Lounge. To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition-deposit using the button below. The tuition balance will be invoiced to registrants by e-mail and must be paid by June 1, 2016.