World Tea Academy offers advanced learning programs and higher level Certifications for the true tea professional. With experience in the professional tea cupping protocol and a basic understanding of the six types of tea and their processing from our classes or your own tea background, you can start taking ADV classes at any time. But in order to earn an Advanced certificate, you would need to earn the Certified Tea Specialist certification.
If you have a solid foundation in tea knowledge, there is an option to test out of the CORE level materials. Otherwise the recommendation is to start with CORE.01 and .02 and then take the remaining CORE classes in any order as fits your schedule. Then take one of the seven ADV classes that meets the requirements for the ADV certificate you are seeking as it will count for both your Certified Tea Specialist Certification and your ADV Certification path. After successfully completing your WTA Certified Tea Specialist™. accreditation, you can move on to one or more of our Advanced Certifications.
In these ADV classes, the schedule varies within the three-week period to accommodate the unique class materials. Week four allows time to finish all the assignments and tests. Our Advanced level certification programs offer unparalleled curriculums designed to allow flexibility and customization in the desired path of interest. Materials were put together by specialist from across the industry whose valuable expertise and knowledge has been incorporated into each class.
Five different Advanced Certification programs are offered; Certified Tea Sommelier™,. Certified Tea Professional™., Certified Tea Health Expert™., Certified Tea Blender™, and Certified Tea Aroma Expert™. A total seven classes within the specific program are required for completion and Certification. The Advanced class that you took for your WTA Certified Tea Specialist™, title counts towards your higher level program!
World Tea Academy Advanced Certification Program
Advanced Tea Certification Levels
|ADV.02||Understanding the Organoleptic Experience||S||A||P||H||B|
|ADV.03||The Culture of Tea Around the World||S||H||P|
|ADV.04||The Biochemistry of Tea Processing||H||A|
|ADV.05||Presentation and Advanced Brewing Techniques||S||P|
|ADV.07||Quality Systems for Product Management||S||B||P|
|ADV.08||Tea Sommelier Essentials||S||A|
|ADV.09*||Advanced Herbal Teas||P||B||H|
|ADV.10||Health Benefits of Tea||H|
|ADV.11||Blending, Flavoring, Scenting||S||B||P|
|ADV.12*||Formulating Delicious Blends||B|
|ADV.13*||Art of Flavoring, Blending, Scenting Part 1||B|
|ADV.14*||Art of Flavoring, Blending, Scenting Part 2||B|
|ADV.15*||Aromas of Tea Part 1: The Basics||A
|ADV.16*||Aromas of Tea Part 2: Oxidations, Firing, Fermentation||A|
* = Classes with Prerequisites. See individual class for details.
Please Note: Anyone with a basic knowledge of the six types of tea and the professional tea cupping protocol can take these classes. But, you must have earned a WTA Certified Tea Specialist™ certification to receive any Advanced Level Certification