The online version of the ITMA Tea Sommelier Certification Course™ for becoming an ITMA Certified Tea Sommelier™ starts with the ITMA Comprehensive Tea Sommelier Course™ (Part 1) conducted over the Internet via Skype with a 2-hour online session, and continues with six to eight additional 2-hour sessions until this part of the training is completed.
The 8-Week ITMA Tea Sommelier Tasting Course™ (Part 2) starts following the completion of Part 1 of the training. It involves home study, tasting and evaluating 18 different teas, and periodic online group teleconferencing 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).
Registrants receive two training manuals, one for each part of the course, plus tea samples for tasting and evaluation.
The training will be led by ITMA Certified Tea Master™ Chas Kroll, the former owner of the International Tea Master Association. His tea industry colleagues regarded him as a skilled and knowledgeable tea master, developing several of his own proprietary, custom tea blends, a tea-based seasoning food rub, and several courses of instruction. Besides his talent and ability with tea, he is also a professionally trained life coach, author, speaker, motivator, and empowering leader-by-example. On a personal level, he is an articulate, intelligent, confident, sincere, caring man. His spirituality and integrity are his unique gifts. What most people get from him when they meet him is his authenticity.
He is a highly competent, knowledgeable senior trainer with extensive experience in the tea industry. He is committed to making the training a memorable life-changing experience for everyone.
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 or written dissertation, and final examination are successfully completed.
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite and often rarest loose-leaf teas from around the world. The training will also include: Health Benefits of Tea and Valuable Guest Service Skills.
The ITMA Tea Sommelier Certification Course Via Skype™ is scheduled by appointment with Tea Master Kroll.
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 by clicking the button below.
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.