Certified Tea Specialist
World Tea Academy’s Certified Tea Specialist™, is our CORE level tea certification. It is structured to build basic core level tea knowledge, which is a must-have for tea business owners, managers, staff, or anyone who sells tea in their business. (Required for any Advanced Tea Certifications) It 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 interactions with the instructors are always inspiring and enjoyable. You can tell they are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing that knowledge. They make it a true pleasure to be in class.” Elsa C
The program consists of a Core Level Curriculum of six tea classes plus an additional elective tea class of your choice from the Advanced Tea Curriculum (ADV). This ADV elective tea class can also be used to begin an Advanced Certification track as well! So, be sure to look at our ADVANCED Certifications and choose an elective that fits well with the ADVANCED Tea Certification path you are seeking.
In these tea classes, weeks one and two of each session will focus on the key material content for the topic and week three involves taking the final exam and a series of cuppings – a skill you will hone throughout your tea certification. Week four allows time to finish all the assignments and tests. Once you complete the first two tea courses, you can jump around and achieve your WTA Certified Tea Specialist™, CORE level tea certification in as little as four months.
“World Tea Academy is a wonderful blend of didactic and hands-on courses with guidance and feedback from the expert WTA instructors. Every course builds on its previous courses, and every course encouraged me to find my direction,” Joan A
The Certified Tea Specialist™ CORE level tea certification requires the completion of these 7 online tea courses.
|CORE.01||Essentials of Camellia Sinensis||None|
|CORE.02||Tea Enhancements and Grading Systems||Core.01|
|CORE.03||Tea Terrior I – China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.04||Tea Terrior II – 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|
|Plus||One Elective Class from ADV. Curriculum||Core.01 & Core.02|
The recommendation is to start with CORE.01 and .02 and then take the remaining CORE tea classes in any order as fits your schedule. You be required to have two CORE.01 Cupping sets or its equivalent to take all the CORE classes.