CORE.01 Essentials of Camellia Sinensis

$295.00 USD

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What you will learn

  • Name the three factors that make it possible for the one tea plant to produce so many different kinds of tea.
  • Describe the tea plant’s botanical origins and primary commercial varieties.
  • Define variety, cultivar and landraces and the significance of these in tea cultivation.
  • Name and describe the six stages of tea processing.
  • Name the six types of tea.
  • Identify the defining stage of processing for each type of tea.
  • Set up and conduct a professional tea cupping session for the sensory evaluation of teas

Overview

With a strong foundation in the background of the tea plant and how teas are manufactured, we begin our journey to countries of origin and a detailed approach to terroir. And we rightfully start off with our focus on the birthplace of tea – China. Then we will travel to Korea, a smaller country of origin but home of quality green teas that are making a name for themselves around the world.

This class will also explore two countries of origin highly influenced by China but truly unique unto their own – Japan and Taiwan. Again, we conclude with a focused cupping of these regions and continue to add to your experience and confidence in the organoleptic evaluation process.

You will need to order your class kit no later than close of registration:

  • Required class kits are not included in your purchase for your course
  • Class kits need to be ordered from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
  • Go to Elmwood Inn’s World Tea Academy page to purchase kit* (You need to order your kit no later than one week before your class starts to ensure that you receive it in time.)

Please Note: International students that plan on taking more than one course with World Tea Academy will save money on the shipping costs of their class kits if they order multiple kits at a time.

Students will need to supply the following additional materials BEFORE the class starts. These are not included in the class kit:

  • Two professional cupping sets
  • An instant-read thermometer
  • A digital gram scale
  • A timer

Course Length:

3 weeks (plus one week grace period to submit assignments and complete any tests.)

Disclaimer: Elmwood Inn Fine Teas is not part of World Tea Academy/Questex LLC nor is it affiliated with World Tea Academy/Questex LLC. World Tea Academy/Questex LLC has partnered with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas only to provide the class kits for our courses.

Course Content

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Week 1: Camellia sinensis: One plant produces six types and hundreds of kinds of tea.

Week 2: The Second Factor and the Six Types of Tea
Week 3: Introduction to Sensory Evaluation and Professional Tea Cupping

Description

With a strong foundation in the background of the tea plant and how teas are manufactured, we begin our journey to countries of origin and a detailed approach to terroir. And we rightfully start off with our focus on the birthplace of tea – China. Then we will travel to Korea, a smaller country of origin but home of quality green teas that are making a name for themselves around the world.

This class will also explore two countries of origin highly influenced by China but truly unique unto their own – Japan and Taiwan. Again, we conclude with a focused cupping of these regions and continue to add to your experience and confidence in the organoleptic evaluation process.

You will need to order your class kit no later than close of registration:

  • Required class kits are not included in your purchase for your course
  • Class kits need to be ordered from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
  • Go to Elmwood Inn’s World Tea Academy page to purchase kit* (You need to order your kit no later than one week before your class starts to ensure that you receive it in time.)

Please Note: International students that plan on taking more than one course with World Tea Academy will save money on the shipping costs of their class kits if they order multiple kits at a time.

Students will need to supply the following additional materials BEFORE the class starts. These are not included in the class kit:

  • Two professional cupping sets
  • An instant-read thermometer
  • A digital gram scale
  • A timer

Course Length:

3 weeks (plus one week grace period to submit assignments and complete any tests.)

Disclaimer: Elmwood Inn Fine Teas is not part of World Tea Academy/Questex LLC nor is it affiliated with World Tea Academy/Questex LLC. World Tea Academy/Questex LLC has partnered with Elmwood Inn Fine Teas only to provide the class kits for our courses.

$295.00 USD

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Yu

I learned about species of teas all over the world and types of differences tea

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auddrey

liked base course but would have preferred set times, classes and interaction. Very eye opening and appreciative.

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Anna

I liked the feedback from Lisa (very informative beyond the class) and also the organized structure of the materials.

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Wendy

I prefer interaction with real people and would love to have the option for some live Q&A and discussion. Otherwise, the information was great, well-presented, and the instructor feedback was helpful.

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Michelle

Great class. I learned a lot! Looking forward to applying what I learned to the daily tea business.