Become a Certified Tea Master

Recognized throughout the world, the non-profit International Tea Masters Association, with its worldwide training locations, is acknowledged as the Gold Standard in tea education. It was founded eight years ago in San Diego, California, to provide mastery level education, training, and certification to aspiring tea sommeliers and tea masters. Its superior faculty and outstanding curriculum are unmatched in the entire tea industry.

The association is respected as meeting superior educational standards by offering its ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for achieving the respected ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation. The home page on its web site,, features 13 worldwide locations where the course is offered during the first half of 2015. Tuition for this training course is only $975. It is a prerequisite for enrolling in its advanced ITMA Certified Tea Master Course™ for achieving the prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Master™ designation, the most respected title in the tea industry. Tuition for this course is $3,475 (payment plan is available).

Roy-ChasThe ITMA Certified Tea Master Course™ is offered three times this year in San Francisco, California, at the JW Marriott Hotel. The courses are listed on the association’s home page at

The trainings will be led by ITMA Certified Grand Tea Master™ and ITMA Director of Tea Education Roy Fong, and by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ and ITMA Executive Director Chas Kroll. Fong is one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the tea industry and respected as a true expert on Chinese and Taiwanese teas. Kroll is a highly competent, knowledgeable senior trainer with extensive experience in the tea industry. Together, they are committed to making the event a memorable life-changing experience for everyone. Class size is restricted with limited seating, so early registration is recommended.

Once you achieve the ITMA Certified Tea Master™ designation, you will experience significant recognition in the tea industry. More customers will be attracted to your tea business, vendors will send you samples of their best teas, you will attract media attention, and you will be perceived as a true expert on tea.

* Prerequisite for the ITMA Certified Tea Master Course™:  Registrants must have successfully completed the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ or its equivalent with another educational institution, or successfully completing the Post-Training provisions of the ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ (Mystery Tea blind tasting evaluation, Oral or written dissertation on subject assigned by ITMA, and Final Examination).  Post-Training Tuition $195

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