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)
This course was very useful to me to understand what goes into formulating tea blends. It was fun to create my own breakfast blend of black teas. I thoroughly enjoyed blending various botanicals into tea and learning how to determine a formula between percentages and resulting grams. I feel more comfortable being able to create even more blends on my own for my own pleasure. I can turn my own kitchen into a tea science lab.
I was less excited about this course than some of the tea based courses, but I actually found it very interesting and informative and really will help me in formulating blends and utilizing other plants outside of camellia sinensis.
I loved everything about this class. I've never meditated before and the guided meditation videos were very helpful.
All of the Core classes have been invaluable in furthering my knowledge, this one is no exception.
Each course is fascinating and I am continuously surprised by the life of tea. I was really excited for cupping this round and feel that I am strengthening my 5 senses each time I practice. I also enjoyed the week 3 instructor assignments - creating your own blend and the sensory sheet organization system. I am looking forward to Core 3. Thanks for a great course!
I learned about species of teas all over the world and types of differences tea
I love your courses too much, I always learn a lot. It's incredible and amazing. Thanks a lot.
I'm just completely fascinated with all the aspects of the tea process. I enjoy learning through this course.
Great info and interesting assignments
I liked the feedback from Lisa (very informative beyond the class) and also the organized structure of the materials.
Great class. I learned a lot! Looking forward to applying what I learned to the daily tea business.
Challenging course, but very informative.
A lot of information, but really nice to all have reliable information all in one place.
A very informative course, just more scientific than I expected.
Very well scientific and well-researched. Honestly, I was very impressed. I have a science background so I loved all the details. If you don't have science background, be prepared for some intense reading.