What is World Tea Academy?
Introducing the Future of Global Tea Education
World Tea Academy is Your Solution to Professional Tea Education
World Tea Academy focuses your financial investment in education – not travel. We are here to help you meet your specific Career Goals through 22 classes and unrivaled advanced certifications. Our classes and certification programs were developed by an unprecedented group of tea industry experts and luminaries. WTA is led by well-respected and accomplished tea educator Lisa Boalt Richardson with the support and oversight of our Strategic Technical Advisors.
Like a college experience, students will need to complete 7 classes in their desired designation to earn their certification.
Our Core Curriculum to earn a WTA Certified Tea Specialist title consists of: Six CORE classes and One ADV class
Our Advanced Curriculum is divided into FIVE separate higher-level designations:
WTA Certified Tea Professional
WTA Certified Tea Sommelier
WTA Certified Tea Health Expert
WTA Certified Tea Blender
WTA Certified Tea Aroma Expert (Our newest track)
All of our classes are delivered online to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Our proven platform creates a classroom-like environment for dynamic student-to-student interaction from all over the world. Since launching in 2013, World Tea Academy has almost 800 students enrolled and has spanned 56 countries, 6 of the 7 continents, 6 of the 10 Canadian provinces, and 46 of the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia. We do ship internationally to most countries!
Students register online in the month prior to the course being held. Then on the first Monday of each month, students can log in online to start learning.
• Individual assignments
• Group assignments
• Sensory evaluations
• Key vocabulary definitions
• Additional learning materials
• A test (for most classes)
Starter Cupping Lab Kits Include:
(for CORE.01 class only)
• Two cupping sets
• Digital scale
What are Students Saying About World Tea Academy?
“Enjoyed the professional classes...information was thorough and the assignments helped solidify all of the lessons. You have inspired me to continue to learn about tea.” – Alex A.
“…informative and educational. I’ve learned a lot and it has helped me on the pursuit of running a tea business. I’ll continue checking out more courses for sure.” – Phoebe L.