Now you can become an ITMA Certified Tea Master™ without ever leaving your home or office, all done using Skype, a free audio-visual telecommunications system you can download to your computer. The entire course is conducted with an ITMA Certified Tea Master.™ The association’s 14-Week ITMA Tea Mastery Certification Course™ via Skype contains all of the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Master™designation, along with the competence and confidence to serve as a tea master at a distinguished restaurant, hotel or tea court, or start one’s own successful enterprise.
Skype results in registrants and trainer communicating effectively and efficiently. They are able to see each other’s every movement and hear every spoken word like sitting across the same table from one another.
The two-part 14 Week ITMA Tea Mastery Certification Course™ via Skype includes:
Part 1: ITMA COMPREHENSIVE TEA MASTERY COURSE™
Part 2: ITMA TEA MASTERY TASTING COURSE™
The program is designed for and will benefit: restaurant, hotel, and tea business owners and managers, tea aficionados, industry suppliers, and others who wish to incorporate tea mastery skills into their daily lives or current profession, as well as anyone seriously interested in a career as a tea master.
The International Tea Masters Association utilizes the knowledge and talent of an ITMA Certified Tea Master™ for teaching this course. Each has been trained and certified by the association, and has established credentials and successful business experience in the tea industry.
You can be up and running as a tea master following 14 weeks of training with all the tools, confidence and support needed. The program has been designed to make sure that your study is filled with all the information, experience, and support you need to start serving guests immediately.
The program consists of two parts:
Part 1. ITMA COMPREHENSIVE TEA MASTERY COURSE™
During the ATMA Comprehensive Tea Mastery Course, you will be totally immersed in an accelerated learning and training environment, along with real-life practice sessions preparing and serving many different teas. You receive all the core skills, structures, taste-testing protocols, philosophy, and first-hand experience, all at one time. It’s a great jump-start to put your intention into practice!
Part 2. ITMA TEA MASTERY TASTING COURSE™
The ITMA Tea Mastery Tasting Course™ begins immediately after the conclusion of the ITMA Comprehensive Tea Mastery Course™. This part of the training is focused on integrating and expanding what was learned during the first part. You will be working at home from the 132-page ITMA Tea Mastery Tasting Course Training Manual™ with 14 departments, each on a separate variety of tea. You will be provided with several different tea samples corresponding to each chapter. A different chapter is assigned each week.
You will taste-test and evaluate each chapter’s tea samples according to the protocol learned in the first part of the course, and then asked to submit your evaluations in a special online form created for this purpose. You will meet with your ITMA Certified Tea Master™ periodically via Skype at a mutually agreeable time to discuss specific teas in each department.
Upon completion, registrants will be asked to evaluate a “Mystery Tea” and take a final exam composed of 106 true-false and 4 essay questions. Graduates will be honored with the ITMA Certified Tea Master™ designation, a Certificate of Completion, and an engraved lapel pin.