CORE.04 Tea Terroir Part 2: India, Sri Lanka, Kenya
The second class in our exploration of major producing countries shifts to the south. Here we discover the beauty and characteristics of teas from India, Sri Lanka and Kenya as we further our review of the world of tea including history and lore. In CORE.04 we continue to build the essential cupping skills required for all tea professionals.
- Name the major tea-producing regions of India, Sri Lanka and Kenya and their notable teas.
- Identify teas from each country and understand their manufacturing processes.
- Describe the classic characteristics of teas from each of the key tea-growing regions.
- Discern the difference between the teas of various terroirs of each country.
- Understand the history of tea in each of these countries and their tea industries today.
You will need to order your class kit no later than close of registration:
• Required class kits are not included in your purchase for your course
• Class kits need to be ordered from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
• Go to Elmwood Inn’s World Tea Academy page to purchase kit* (You need to order your kit no later than one week before your class starts to ensure that you receive it in time.)
Please Note: International students that plan on taking more than one course with World Tea Academy will save money on the shipping costs of their class kits if they order multiple kits at a time.
Students will need to supply the following additional materials BEFORE the class starts. These are not included in the class kit:
• Two professional cupping sets
• An instant read thermometer
• A digital gram scale
• A timer
3 weeks (plus one week grace period to submit assignments and complete any tests.)
World Tea Academy Certified Tea Specialist Candidates:
Successful completion of this class counts towards certification for WTA Certified Tea Specialist. CORE.01 and CORE.02 are the suggested prerequisite for CORE.03 through CORE.06 classes.
*Disclaimer: Elmwood Inn Fine Teas is not part of World Tea Academy/Questex LLC nor is it affiliated World Tea Academy/Questex LLC. World Tea Academy/Questex LLC has partnered with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas only to provide the class kits for our courses.
- Welcome to Your Class
- Course Author: Donna Fellman
- Tea Terroir Part 2: India, Sri Lanka, Kenya
- Lecture Materials
- Section 2: The Indian Tea Industry Today
- Section 3: The Teas and Terroir of India
- CORE.04 Assignment 1.1
- Week 1 Classroom Assignment
- End of Week One Quiz
- SRI LANKA SECTION 1
- SRI LANKA SECTION 2
- SRI LANKA SECTION 3
- SRI LANKA SECTION 4
- KENYA SECTION 1 The History of Tea in Kenya
- KENYA SECTION 2 The Kenyan Tea Industry Today
- KENYA SECTION 3 The Terroir of Tea in Kenya
- KENYA SECTION 4 Teas by the Region
- CORE.04 Assignment 2.1
- Core.04 Assignment 2.2
- Week 2 Classroom Assignment
- End of Week 2 Quiz
- Lecture Materials
- Sensory Evaluation and Professional Tea Cupping
- CORE.04 Cupping Exercise
- Week 3 Classroom Assignment
- Course Conclusion and Reminders
- Final Exam - Tea Terroir, Part 2: India, Sri Lanka, Kenya
Suggested Prerequisites: CORE.01; CORE.02 or the basic tea knowledge equivalent.
See Class Schedule Page for registration and start dates.
I enjoy this course of study so much! It is though I can travel through the teas as I learn about them and the regions where they are grown.
ElizabethNov 28, 2022
Loved learning and trying the different teas from these regions.
KimberlyNov 22, 2022
judicaelleJul 18, 2022
ConnieMar 31, 2022
AndreasMar 26, 2022
JenOct 26, 2021
SivaranchaniOct 26, 2021
Excellent course all parts was included, but I wished that he had been able to taste more of the Kenyan teas especially those grown near the Mt Kenya.
ElsaApr 24, 2021
Tough final! Loved it!
JenniferMay 20, 2020
I ma learning something new and exciting about the world of tea with each class I take. This course was so refreshing and introduced me to areas of the world I did not know produced tea. I am ready to learn more with each course.
JoyJun 22, 2019
The pairings were excellent at emphasizing the different and unique flavors based on the different terroir.
AnthonyDec 01, 2018
Well rounded, covered a large amount of content in concise course. I feel like I have learnt a lot.
NicholasNov 25, 2018
This course was amazing - I had no idea that Kenya played such an important role in the tea industry. The notes were well detailed and good for remembering key points. Thank you again!
KimberlyMay 27, 2018
Wonderful course! Such detailed information in a well-organized and easy to understand way.
Maria InêsMar 20, 2018
Great information about each growing tea areas. Many information about history, that is very interresting. I found lots of new thinks about which I didnt know before. I am looking for next course! I like it more and more :-) Petra
PetraJan 22, 2018
Another great course from WTA!
KellyOct 29, 2017
Excellent Study! Learning the history of teas in such a succinct study helps to put everything in perspective when it comes to the economy, the people and job opportunities.
TammyAug 31, 2017
Very informative and interesting. I love reading about the different regions and how elevations and locations can make such a difference on the tea plant!
SusanAug 29, 2017
I learned so much! With this course, I've come to really appreciate how importantly geography plays into tea cultivation. I recommend LOTS of maps as helpful tools when learning about terroir.
DianeJun 24, 2017
Excellent course. I learned so much about the tea-growing regions of the countries, and how the terroir affects the tea plant as well as the tea in the cup.
CynthiaJun 23, 2017
This course was very interesting. The teas were very good. Thank you.
AlexJun 20, 2017
Great learning in this class. Excellent cupping comparisons and the 3 regions are rich in information.
JamesApr 27, 2017
Wonderful conclusion to the 2 part Tea Terroir course. Enjoyed collaborating with other students across the miles and exploring how much terroir affects tea.
soniaApr 26, 2017
Interesting, informative course. Definitely recommend.
HeatherApr 24, 2017
Another great course
ArielMar 04, 2017
I like how this course, like CORE.03, takes you on a "tour" of certain tea countries. Reading about India, Sri Lanka and Kenya and then getting to taste teas directly from there that I have read about is such a great way to learn and grow in my tea knowledge. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and can't wait for the next one!
CarrieDec 01, 2016
great learning about all the areas for producing tea, fun to see the differences
TWNov 26, 2016
These courses get more and more interesting, as there is more exposure to the myth-busting history of tea, and new experiences in tasting are introduced.This course, in particular, crushed a major myth of mine about tea in India. There was wild tea, after all. Also, by having a beginner's understanding of withering, I "get" the effect in my cup. Now I want to go back and learn about the withering of other teas.Thanks.
ChristinaJul 21, 2016
Fascinating course about the history of tea, terroir and production of teas in India, Sri Lanka and Kenya.
GeorgiaMay 20, 2016
I enjoy the nuances of teas from these regions, especially how all of the black teas from the Assamic varietal can be so varied based on terrior and production methods. Although, my palatte tends towards the lighter color categories more, so I'm looking forward to starting Core 03.
DavidApr 02, 2016
It was an interesting class, enjoyed every bit.
Omotsome Eunice Mar 27, 2016
The course is filled with so much information that it could be overwhelming, but it's a great class. The teas we evaluated were really representative of the areas we covered.
JulietMar 27, 2016
Really enjoyed this class. Even though I do not drink as much Indian or Sri Lankan black tea as I used to - it was a blast tasting the range in the Cupping Assignment. Cheers!
SofiaMar 27, 2016
I really learned a lot about terroir in this class, and it was extremely fun and exciting to have an opportunity to taste such a wide array of different teas. I feel as though I know a significant amount more about not just the regions discussed here, but about tea in general.
GwenOct 23, 2015