Certified Tea Specialist
World Tea Academy’s Certified Tea Specialist is our core level certification and is ideal for individuals seeking to build a deep foundational tea knowledge, desiring industry recognition, or employers looking to improve sales by increasing their staff’s tea knowledge.
The program consists of a Core Curriculum of six classes plus an additional elective from the Advance Curriculum or Skill-Building workshop at a World Tea event. Completion earns students the designation of Certified Tea Specialist. Once you complete the first two Core foundational classes, you can jump around to achieve your Certified Tea Specialist accreditation in as little as 4 months.
|CORE.01||Essentials of Camellia Sinensis||None|
|CORE.02||Tea Enhancements and Grading Systems||Core.01|
|CORE.03||Tea Terrior – China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.04||Tea Terrior – India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.05||The Infusion||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.06||Beyond Camellia Sinensis||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.07||Elective from ADV. Curriculum or a WTA-approved Skill Building Class offered at WTExpo||Core.01 & Core.02|
Now you’re ready to move on to a higher level of learning! Our higher-level certification program is designed to allow flexibility and customization. Each designation, WTA Certified Tea Professional WTA Certified Tea Sommelier and WTA Certified Tea Health Expert require six of the available electives taken in any order. And for the super-achievers, you can get more than one higher-level designation!
Learn about the other Certification Levels here
WTA Certified Tea Professional™ - Designed for business owners and individuals directly involved in the tea trade.
WTA Certified Tea Sommelier™ - Crafted for tea room owners and staff and foodservice professionals.
WTA Certified Tea Health Expert™- The Certified Tea Health Expert Program is perfect for spas, wellness centers, nutritionists, dietitians, health care providers, naturopaths, and anyone interested in leading a healthy tea lifestyle.