The online version of the ITMA Tea Master Certification Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Master™ starts with the ITMA Comprehensive Tea Master Course™ (Part 1) conducted over the Internet via Skype with a 2-hour online session, and continues with six to eight additional 2-hour sessions until this part of the training is completed.
The 8-Week ITMA Tea Master Tasting Course™ (Part 2) starts following the completion of Part 1 of the training. It involves home study, tasting and evaluating 27 different teas, and periodic online group teleconferencing to share experiences and ask questions. This will be followed by tasting and evaluating a three Mystery Teas, a Report (oral or written) on a topic selected by the registrant, and a Final Examination ($95 Examination Fee).
Registrants receive two training manuals, one for each part of the course, plus tea samples for tasting and evaluation.
The training will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Chas Kroll or another ITMA Certified Tea Master Trainer. They promise to make this an especially memorable life-changing experience for everyone.
The training contains all the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Master™ designation once the program, blind tea tastings, oral or written dissertation, and final examination are successfully completed.
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite and often rarest looseleaf teas from around the world. The training will also include many of the important traits among successful tea masters.
The ITMA Tea Sommelier Certification Course Via Skype™ is scheduled by appointment with the trainer.
Tuition for the complete program is $2,975 for ITMA Members ($3,225 for Non-Members). To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit