ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course™
Starting Feb 8, 2020

San Francisco, CA

Tuition Only $1,975

Seating is Limited

Picturesque San Francisco, the unofficial hub of the U.S. tea industry, sets the backdrop for the intensive 3-day experiential, hands-on ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course. The training will focus on the secrets and mysteries of tea blending, along with professional techniques for developing both traditional blends and signature formulas. The 3-day training will be held on-site at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown San Francisco Hotel on February 8th – 10th, 2020, It will be followed by home study involving various blending formulations and periodic online sessions for support. Registrants completing the training will be awarded an ITMA Certificate of Completion.

With blended teas the first choice among many tea drinkers today, registrants will be trained in blending various types and grades of tea with other teas and with ingredients like herbs, dried fruit, flowers and flower petals, and spices. Registrants will learn to create professional blends, based on traditional formulas and current market demand, achieving results based on the technical criteria acquired during the program.


  • History of Tea blending
  • Traditional tea blends
  • Cultural tea blends
  • Botanicals
  • Health benefits of blended teas & Tisanes
  • Tea blending Ingredients
  • Scented teas
  • Aromatized teas
  • Blending Techniques
  • Blending environment
  • Blending ratios
  • Market Trends
  • Tea Blending Innovations

The course is ideally suited for restaurant and tea business owners and managers, wine and tea sommeliers, chefs, caterers, tea aficionados, industry suppliers, and others who wish to incorporate tea blending skills into their daily lives or current profession.melissa_200

The course will be conducted by ITMA Certified Tea Master/Blend Specialist Melissa Salazar.  She is committed to making the event a memorable life-changing experience for everyone.

Tuition for the ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course is $1,975 for ITMA Members ($2,225 for non-members). Seating is limited. A $250 non-refundable tuition-deposit is required to register for the course. Click the button below to register. We will send you an invoice by email for the balance.


Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the course: full refund of the course fee. 1 week prior to the course: 50% refund. Less than a week (7 days prior to the course>: no refund. No show: no refund.