What is World Tea Academy?
We are here to help to partner with you to meet your specific Tea Career Goals through our program and unrivaled advanced tea certifications.
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.)
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 .
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.
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)