The International Tea Masters Association, now in its 11th year of operation, is coming to Boston with its ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming a Certified Tea Sommelier™, one of the most prestigious titles in the tea industry. Boston features an eclectic downtown, quality art galleries, and of course, a burgeoning culinary scene.
The training starts with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site on December 17th & 18th, from 9am to 5pm each day, at a hotel venue to be announced. The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ starts the following week involving home study, tasting and evaluating 18 specialty teas. 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).
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.
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, dissertation, and final examination are successfully completed.
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 $1,475 for association members ($1,725 for nonmembers). To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition-deposit using the button below. The tuition balance will be invoiced to registrants by e-mail and must be paid by December 1, 2019.
Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the course: full refund of the course fee. 1 week prior to the course: 50% refund. Less than a week (7 days prior to the course>: no refund. No show: no refund.