What is World Tea Academy?

What is World Tea Academy?

World Tea Academy is the leading provider of tea education, that supports the educational and learning needs of today’s global tea industry. Our choice of courses and certifications provides the most up to date and industry recognized programs that cater to both individual and business needs, in today’s fast growing industry. 

World Tea Academy is part of the World Tea portfolio of products and events including the annual World Tea Expo, and World Tea News, educating and informing a global tea audience in both online and in person formats.

World Tea Academy offers two levels of certification. Every certification requires completion of seven classes. Our beginner Core Level Tea Certification consists of six Core classes 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.

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
  • 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)