Immerse yourself in a One Day Tea Sommelier Event on November 26, 2017, in Leuven,Belgium (suburb of Brussels). The event is an opportunity to capture the incredible taste and aroma of some of the most exquisite, and often rarest, loose leaf teas from China, all in one day. Many teas cost hundreds of dollars a pound. Come and have tea with us and enjoy this special extravaganza with other tea enthusiasts.
The One Day Tea Sommelier Event will elevate your palate to a richer, superior level, just like wine lovers, so you can serve delicious, healthy tea to yourself, your family, close friends, and business acquaintances. View the day’s events here. It has been designed for individual tea aficionados. It is also the prerequisite for those who wish to pursue Part 2 of the ITMA Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™. Part 2 Course Details are available here. Cost for the full day event is $350 per person.
Part 2 of the ITMA Tea Sommelier Certification Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ starts on November 27, 2017, with the 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ involving home study tasting and evaluating 18 different teas, and periodic online teleconferences 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). View Part 2 Tea Sommelier Curriculum here.
The training will be conducted in English at Offline (diestsestraat 208, 3000 Leuven). It will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ and ITMA Certified Tea Blender™ 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.
Cost of Part 2 of the program is $1,125 for ITMA Members.