Orlando, Florida, a place where the sun shines most of the year, is hosting the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for individuals aspiring to achieve the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation. The program is hosted by the International Tea Masters Association, recognized throughout the world as the Gold Standard in tea education and founded to provide Mastery Level training, education, and professional certification. Its superior faculty and outstanding curriculum are recognized throughout the entire tea industry for its unmatched program.
The training starts with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held in Orlando on April 13th – 14th, 2019, from 9am to 5pm each day. The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ starts the following week involving home study tasting and evaluating 18 different specialty teas.
The training will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Philip Parda. With an extensive background in tea, he is a leading role model for adding to tea’s future. His knowledge and teachings on tea have been known to be influential. He promises to make this an especially memorable life-changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at Mariottt Grand Vista Hotel (5925 Avenida Vista, Orlando, Florida 32821. Phone 407-238-7676 ). The 2-Day Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a meeting room at the hotel. Seating is limited.
The training contains all the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation once the program, blind tea tasting, oral or written dissertation, and final examination are successfully completed ($95 exam fee).
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite and often rarest loose-leaf teas from around the world. The training will also include: Health Benefits of Tea and Valuable Guest Service Skills.
Tuition for the complete training program is US$1,475 for association members (US$1,725 for nonmembers). To register, post a US$250 non-refundable tuition-deposit by clicking the button below. The tuition balance will be invoiced to registrants by email and must be paid by April 1, 2019.