Recognized throughout the world, the International Tea Masters Association is the Gold Standard in tea education with magnificent, picturesque Pasadena, California, host of the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade, as the city chosen for the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™, a prestigious title in the tea industry.
The training starts with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site at the Courtyard Marriott Pasadena/Old Town on January 27th & 28th, 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 teas, and periodic online 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 by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Frankee Muller. She is a life-long tea aficionado and promises to make this an especially memorable, life-changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at the Courtyard Marriott Pasadena/Old Town. Single occupancy reduced room rate $139 per night. The 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a meeting 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 training program is $1,475 for association members ($2,225 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 January 2, 2018.