ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Certification Training

A Comprehensive Course for both the Aspiring & Seasoned Tea Professional

If you desire to reach the global height of tea knowledge – and do so by gaining your certification at the most iconic tea growing location in the world – then this course is for you.
With the backdrop of stunning Yunnan Province, our flagship Tea Sommelier Certification Course takes place in Pu’er, China. While attending the course, you will literally live, breathe, eat (yes, eat!) and learn tea deep in the mountains at the Puer Tea Garden Hotel.
The hotel restaurant will provide organic foods infused with tea flavors for all your meals, while our class sessions together will entail actually going out into the surrounding tea fields and mountains to pick, pluck, roast, taste, and learn from the wild tea trees and local tea masters themselves. Throughout this course you will be guided step by step on your own personal journey from book to branch, lesson to leaf, and back again.

Benefits of Attending the Tea Sommelier Certification Course

* Learn Directly from Tea Masters and Local Tea Farmers in Pu’er, China – the Birthplace of Tea
* Earn Two Professionally Recognizable Certifications from the International Tea Associations: ITA Tea Sommelier Certification and ITA Tea Business and Tea Production Course Certification (100% Pass Rate for Previous Course Participants)
* Advance Significantly Your Professional and Personal Tea Aspirations Along the Lines of Tasting, Evaluating, Roasting, Serving and Sourcing Fine Teas
* Gain Access to an Exclusive Global Network of Tea Entrepreneurs and Tea Influencers
* Have a Once in a Lifetime Experience Enveloped by Gorgeous Nature

Tea Master Shana Zhang, At Your Service


I’m Shana Zhang, co-founder of International Tea Academy. I will be leading the ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Training in Pu’er every year in China, and I can’t wait to see you there! When you come to study with us in China, my team and I will personally ensure that you have an unforgettable experience, one that is productive in terms of knowledge gained, pathway forward in your tea career clear, and network stronger than before you came. See you in the next ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Certification Training!

Warmly Yours

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What you can learn from ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Training

 Day 1: The Comprehensive content of traditional true Tea Ceremony and tea brewing. From varietal differences between leaves the Japanese and Chinese tea ceremony. Key attention will be paid on tasting notes, methods, culture differences and how to brew tea properly with the way of keeping good health by traditional Chinese medical health care concept. 

Day 2: Professionally international standard Tea Evaluation. It’s a rich curriculum will be provided to teach the student to differentiate how to judge the tea quality through the whole process of tea tasting. Students will also learn keywords taken straight from the professional tea industry, and will be able to speak confidently about the drink, after this learning you’ll have strong ability able to judge the tea quality easily from different types of teas from the world.

Day 3: In this course, we will focus on the professional techniques of Tea Blending. Required for developing both traditional blends and signature formulas. And we will finish with an in-depth lecture and Q & A on the workings of the global tea business. This is the perfect part of the course for those tea professionals interested in starting their own tea business or who already own one.

Day 4: In this course, we will go to a tea plantation and a tea factory to learn everything about tea from the time it is planted until it gets to your cup. You will hand-pick and process your own teas to see from start to finish how tea is truly made.

This is a very important part of the course for those tea professionals interested in starting their own tea business or who already own one. Every single one will have hands on experience of Tea Processing and learning how to Grow Tea.

ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Training Bonus

* This is the supplemental online course that begins the following week after you have left Pu’er. It involves home study of the ITA’s over 5 hour online courses, and these courses are lifetime available and you'll have Q & A service for lifetime.

* You'll get over 10 different kinds of high quality teas and professional Tea Evaluation tea cup set bring to home for your home tea evolution study and examination.

* We'll offer you comprehensive and professional ITA Tea Sommelier Study Menu and two important tea books in the tea industry: The Wild Truth of Tea and Wild Tea Hunter for your home study to dig in more of International Tea industry.

* You'll get a high quality and beautiful traditional tea ceremony tea utensil set for your daily tea brewing.

Who Can Join Our Tea Sommelier Training?

It is never too late or too early to start learning tea!
Whether you are new to tea or an advanced practitioner, you can learn and benefit from our full course curriculum. We have personally taught everything you need to know about tea to students in their teens all the way to in their 80′s.
This is open for any level of tea practitioner: beginner, advanced or professional. Choose from our specifically designed modules for proper tea healthy life development and open your decent new career.
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ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Training VS Others

There are many schools who focus on theoretical knowledge while we focus on a “body of knowledge”.
At ITA, we believe in making transformative tea education accessible for everyone.We bring you world-class courses from the world's top tea authors and brands to allow you to create remarkable transformations in all areas of your life. We have over thousands of online tea lovers and tea learners are following us, and we don't teach any low-quality theoretical knowledge, We bring together the world’s best tea teachers, a thriving community, build a lively and fun tea practice - no matter your age, fitness level, and body type.

It’s a first-of-its-kind Academy, which brings together some of the greatest tea teachers to start on tea journey of spiritual growth with you. You'll have the opportunity to be personally trained by Shana Zhang, who is the certified tea master has deep tea knowledge from deep inside to out side of world tea industry and who grew up a tea family that owns a unique version of tea knowledge include both western and eastern world.  
We offer Tea Sommelier Training and Tea-cher Training Certifications, workshops, retreats and more.

If you dream of becoming one of the world's top tea professionals, our certifications programs are the best choice for you to achieve the pinnacle of your career, now is the time to join our ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Live Training, and earn the world's highest quality certifications - Mastery Level ITA Certified Tea Sommelier Certification:

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