The International Tea Masters Association, now in its 11th year of operation, is coming to majestic New York City with its ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier Course™ for becoming a Certified Tea Sommelier™, one of the most prestigious titles in the tea industry. .
The training starts on November 2nd & 3rd, 2019, from 9am to 5pm each day, with the 2-Day ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ held on-site at Triple Canopy (264 Canal Street, 3W, New York, NY 10013. Phone (347) 529-5182). The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ starts the following week involving home study, tasting and evaluating 18 different teas, and periodic online teleconferences to share experiences and ask questions. This will be followed by tasting and evaluating a Mystery Tea, a Report (oral or written) on a topic assigned by ITMA, and a Final Examination ($95 Examination Fee).
The training will be led in English by ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier and Tea Master Michael Siegel. He is the owner of Three Mouths Tea, a Rhode Island-based company that sources and shares rare, 100% chemical-free, traditionally produced teas from tiny-scale farmers in China, Laos, Thailand, India, and Taiwan. He is also a software developer in the e-learning space and a former professor of Media and Cultural Studies.
Accommodations will be announced shortly. The 2-Day Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ will be held in a meeting room at this same facility. Seating is limited.
The training contains all the educational requirements an individual needs for achieving the association’s prestigious ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ designation once the program, blind tea tasting, oral (5 minute) or written (4 page) dissertation with a subject assigned by the ITMA, and 100+ question final examination are successfully completed.
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite loose-leaf teas from around the world. The training will also include: Health Benefits of Tea and Valuable Guest Service Skills.
Tuition for the complete program is $1,475 for ITMA Members ($1,725 for Non-Members). To register, post a $250 non-refundable tuition deposit using the button below. Registrants will receive an invoice by email for the balance, which is not due until October 25, 2019.
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.