Part 1 ITMA COMPREHENSIVE TEA MASTER COURSE™ (3-days onsite at a meeting location)
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)
Oolong Tea (green and dark)
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.