Immediately following the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, the International Tea Masters Association will be hosting the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™. The association, recognized throughout the world as the Gold Standard in tea education, was founded in 2007 to provide Mastery Level training, education, and professional certification to individuals desiring to become an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™. Its superior faculty and outstanding curriculum are unmatched in the entire tea industry.
The training starts with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held in Las Vegas on June 14th – 15th, 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 conducted in Spanish and led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Claudia Zárate Vergés, a resident of Dallas, Miami, and Mexico City. She is also ITMA’s Executive Director. With an extensive background in Wine, Tea, and Fine Cuisine, she promises to make this an especially memorable, life changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at the Wynn Hotel (3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109. Phone 877-321-9966). 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 June 1, 2019.