The ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ is offered by the International Tea Masters Association, recognized throughout the world as the Gold Standard in tea education,
The ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ begins with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site at MGM Resorts on June 14th & 15th, 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. 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).
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The training will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Emiko C. Doi, who has a strong background in the tea industry and expertise in the Japanese and Chinese tea ceremonies. She promises to make this an especially memorable, life-changing experience for everyone.
Accommodations are available at the MGM Grand (3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89109. Phone 1.877.880.0880″). The 2-Day ITMA 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, 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 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 June 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.