Tea has more than 5000 years history and involves with on-going cultural evolution and development that it’s not realistic to think of a specific period of learning is sufficient to certify your achievement.

Indeed it’s necessary for tea lovers to advance learning of tea by attending a certification program with person-to-person and person-to-tea contacts.  We do recognize many people think a tea sommelier title can help them to make a career in tea business.  But in fact when receiving the certificate, it only helps you to make a claim that that you have complete the basic learning about tea.

The basic module of tea sommelier certification program helps you to learn more than just about tea, it does not limited to how to brew tea and how to present tea, it most importantly helps you to learn about the inner self, the respect nature and humane values.  It serves as tool that helps you to build and sustain balance and harmony in life.

The certification program aims to enhance your knowledge in tea at the forefront level; it’s not limited to the certification of your learning achievement but it is more served as a “Passport” for the continuing life time learning.

Basic Modules program :

  1. What is tea sommelier
    • Role & responsibilities
    • Attitude, time and commitment
    • The essence of “1 Taste, 1 Heart”
  2. Introduction to tea
    • The basic botanical,  biological theories
    • The importance of balance and harmony relationship
  3. The journey of tea
    • History and legend of tea
    • Tea regions in China
    • The journey of tea and cultural influence
    • Tea region today in the world
  4. Relationship of tea to health
    • What and how to benefit from tea
    • Correct manner to consume tea
    • Relationship of tea with water
    • Tea and health in daily living
  5. Tea Types
    • Basic information of 6 types of tea
    • How basic tea genome influence the  flavors and tastes
    • Tea tree cultivar, processes and practices in the tea production
  6. Tea sensory & tastefulness development
    • In depth information of 6 types of tea
    • The grading standards
    • Learn how to distinguish quality
  7. Tea cupping
    • Classical and basic brewing method per type of tea
    • Creative way of tea brewing
    • Tea ceremony – basic
  8. Tea blending
    • Create nature blending
  9. Tea pairing
    • Tea and food pairing
    • Cooking with tea

Design of the program:

  1. Small learning group
  2. Intensive tea Degustation
  3. Learn by doing and intensive interactions
  4. Students need to complete exam per section
  5. At end, students need to present thesis & presentation as final examination.

Design of the program:

  • Small learning group (two are not too less, and maximum 6 per group)
  • Intensive tea degustation, learn by tasting
  • Intensive interactions, learn by doing
  • Students need to complete exam per section
  • At end, students need to present thesis, oral presentation, Q&A, blind taste and tea cupping presentation in the final examination