Recognized throughout the world, the International Tea Masters Association is the Gold Standard in tea education with magnificent, picturesque Madrid as an ideal host city for the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™, a prestigious title in the tea industry.
Training starts with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site at La Antigua Plantacion on January 20th & 21st, from 10am to 6pm each day. The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ starts the following week involving home study, tasting and evaluating 18 different teas, and periodic online group conference sessions 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).
The training will be led in Spanish by Honorary ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Carlos E. Riaño Rufilanchas, from Madrid, Spain. He promises to make this an especially memorable, life-changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at La Antigua Plantacion (C / Feernando el Catolico 63, Madrid). The 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a conference room at the hotel, which accommodates up to 10 registrants. 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, 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 program is $975 for ITMA Members ($1,225 for Non-Members). To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit by clicking the button below. Registrants will receive an invoice by email for the balance, which is not due until January 5, 2018.
Registrants achieving the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation are eligible to enroll in the ITMA Tea Master Certification Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Master™ available at various times in San Diego, California.