Tea Master Curriculum

Part 1 ITMA COMPREHENSIVE TEA MASTER COURSE™ (3-days onsite at a meeting location)

Course Introduction

Salute to Tea Masters

Defining a Tea Master

Importance of Innovation

Tea Cultures Worldwide

Organoleptic Evaluation of Tea

Use of a Yao Pan

Interpreting Dry Tea Leaves, Color of Tea Liquor, Color of Steeped Tea Leaves

Proper Cupping of Tea

Advanced Tea Grading, Tasting & Evaluating (before and after steeping)

Green Tea

Yellow Tea

White Tea

Oolong Tea (green and dark)

Jasmine Tea

Black Tea

Puerh Tea (sheng and shou)

Law of Attraction

Mindfulness and Meditation

The Art of Envisioning

The Art of Intentioning

Tea Business Planning Tools

Starting or Expanding a Tea Business

Attracting and Retaining Customers

Effective Use of Social Media and Press Releases

Successful Web Site Concepts that Work

Half-day Visit to Roy Fong’s Tea Farm

Part 2 ITMA TEA MASTER TASTING COURSE™ (12-weeks of home study)
Tasting and evaluating 24 high-end exquisite teas from various growing regions and submitting the results to the ITMA via our online Tea Evaluation Form.

Upon successful completion, registrants will taste and evaluate three mystery teas, submitting the results to the ITMA via our online Tea Evaluation Form.  This will be followed by a Dissertation (oral 10 minute) or (written 6 page) on subject of registrant’s choice, and a Final Examination (Exam Fee $195 – repeat $95).

Graduates completing the training will receive a Certificate of Completion and an ITMA Certified Tea Master or ITMA Certified Tea Taster lapel pin.


Important Consideration:  Any Certification Course has to be completed in a period of maximum 24 months with a minimum passing grade of the Final Examination of 70.