What is World Tea Academy?
The Future of Global Tea Education at your Fingertips
World Tea Academy is Your Solution to Professional Online Tea Training and Tea Certifications
“Using my laptop to go to “school” with others from around the globe makes for a wonderful way to meet new people and gain insight into tea from the perspective of their culture and personal experience(s), without the cost and time required to travel.” Thresa G.
World Tea Academy is an online tea school that focuses your financial investment on education-not travel. All our 22 tea classes are delivered online and self-paced to meet the demands of your busy schedule and varying time zones.
We are here to help to partner with you to meet your specific Tea Career Goals through our program and unrivaled advanced tea certifications. Our tea classes and tea certification programs were developed by an unprecedented group of tea industry experts and luminaries. World Tea Academy is led by the well-respected and accomplished tea educator Lisa Boalt Richardson with the support and oversight of our Technical Advisors.
“From access to key leaders in the industry and the treasure of information available to the hands on learning, I have gained more momentum in meeting my tea business goals because of World Tea Academy.” Leslie B
World Tea Academy offers two levels of certification. Every certification requires completion of seven classes. Our beginner Core Level Tea Certification which consists of six Core class and one Advanced class of the student's choosing (this ADVANCED class can be used to jump start your Advanced Tea Certification as well. The student will earn the Certified Tea Specialist title with completion of the seven tea classes.)
“Being certified gives me confidence while communicating with tea leaf suppliers from various countries and with customers. Being certified gave me knowledge that I could tap into when communicating with the customers, as well as credibility.” Anuhya B
Our Advanced tea curriculum is divided into five separate higher-level designations depending on what concentration is desired. These advanced tea certifications are: Certified Tea Professional, Certified Tea Sommelier, Certified Health Expert, Certified Tea Blender, and Certified Tea Aroma Expert. Download and Print Certification Tracker for specifics on tea classes needed for each tea certification .
“The Academy has curated so much great content that you just ooze “credible” as a significant authoritative voice in the community.”
Our proven online curriculm creates a classroom-like environment for dynamic student-to-student interaction from all over the world. Since launching in 2013, World Tea Academy has over 1,000 students enrolled and has spanned over 60 countries, 6 of the 7 continents, and 48 of the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia.
“One of the unexpected benefits of World Tea Academy is the fact that many of the students are from around the world. The interactions in the classroom gave me greater insight into the variety of the ways tea is celebrated.” Lori M
Students register online in the month prior to the tea course being held. Tea Class kits are required and will need to be ordered no later than one week before your tea class starts from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Please check each class for specifics on ordering the required tea class kit and other materials that may be needed. Then on the first Monday of each month, students can log in online to start learning.
Tea Classes Include:
• Individual assignments turned into your instructor for grading and feedback
• Group assignments to engage with students in your class
• Tea Sensory evaluations using the professional cupping protocol
• Key tea vocabulary definitions
• Additional tea learning materials and videos in most classes
• A test (for most classes)