The ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™, for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™, starts immediately following the World Tea Expo. The training 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 Mandarin Oriental Hotel on June 15th & 16th, 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 Mandarin Oriental Hotel (3752 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89158 Phone 702-590-3014). The 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a small 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 ($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 June 1, 2018.