ITMA Certified Tea Blending Course™ Starting Oct. 28th San Francisco

sf3Tuition 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 October 28th – 30th, 2016, 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
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 SalazarThe course will be conducted by ITMA Certified Tea Master™and ITMA Certified Master Tea Blender™ Melissa Salazar, a true tea expert with her own successful online tea business. 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 $250 Tuition Deposit button on the Course Description page below to register. We will send you an invoice by email for the balance, which is not due until October 1, 2016.

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