Recognized throughout the world, the International Tea Masters Association is the Gold Standard in tea education with picturesque Missoula, Montana, hosting 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 in Missoula on September 16th & 17th, 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 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 by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Frankee Muller, who lives at a bed and breakfast with her husband, Bruce. 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 by Marriott Missoula (4559 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808, Phone: (406) 549-5260). Single occupancy room rate $180 per night. The 2 -Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™will be held at the hotel, which accommodates up to 10 registrants. It is the best place to rest if you are exploring Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Located in scenic Western Montana, Missoula offers fly-fishing on the Blackfoot River, skiing at Snowbowl, or hiking in the Rattlesnake Wilderness Area. 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 $975 for association members ($1,225 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 November 1, 2017.