New York City sets the backdrop for the intensive 3-day experiential, hands-on ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course™. The training will focus on the secrets and mysteries of tea blending, along with professional techniques for developing both traditional blends and signature formulas. The 3-day training will be held on-site at a hotel to be announced on June 7th – 9th, 2019, It will be followed by home study involving various blending formulations and periodic online sessions for support. Registrants completing the training will be awarded the prestigious title of ITMA Certified Tea Blender™ and an ITMA Certificate of Completion.
With blended teas the first choice among many tea drinkers today, registrants will be trained in blending various types and grades of tea with other teas and with ingredients like herbs, dried fruit, flowers and flower petals, and spices. Registrants will learn to create professional blends, based on traditional formulas and current market demand, achieving results based on the technical criteria acquired during the program.
- History of Tea blending
- Traditional tea blends
- Cultural tea blends
- Health benefits of blended teas & tisanes
- Tea blending Ingredients
- Scented teas
- Aromatized teas
- Blending techniques
- Blending environment
- Blending ratios
- Market Trends
- Tea Blending Innovations
The course is ideally suited for restaurant and tea business owners and managers, wine and tea sommeliers, chefs, caterers, tea aficionados, industry suppliers, and others who wish to incorporate tea blending skills into their daily lives or current profession.
The training will be led in English by ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™, Certified Tea Blender™, and Certified Tea Master Stijn Van Schoonlandt. With a strong background in tea and blending, and proprietor of his own coffee and tea establishment in Belgium, he promises to make this an especially memorable, life-changing experience for everyone.
Tuition for the ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course™ is $1,975 for ITMA Members ($2,225 for non-members). Seating is limited. A $250 non-refundable tuition-deposit is required to register for the course. Click the button below to register. You will be sent an invoice by email for the balance, which must be paid on or before May 8, 2019.
Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the course: full refund of the course fee. 1 week prior to the course: 50% refund. Less than a week (7 days prior to the course>: no refund. No show: no refund.