Certified Tea Blender™
“The opportunity to do some hands-on blending was given and the program relied on lesson rote memorization. The certificate could be earned in two parts and had more courses available to take after completion of the tea sommelier certification.” Celia A
Get started on our tea blending certification that was inspired by the massive popularity and interest in tea blending throughout the tea community. The curriculum’s breadth and depth ensure that every student who completes the WTA Certified Tea Blender™ certification will have the information, resources and skills needed to conceptualize, create and launch new tea blends as well as to flavor teas and scent teas and other botanicals. WTA Certified Tea Blender™ was curated to provide the technical tea skills and understanding of the art and science of creating tea blends and customized tea products.
Each of these advanced tea classes have been written by highly-regarded tea industry specialists and professionals who have generously shared their knowledge and expertise through these tea classes. You can click here to read a brief description of each tea class in the Certified Tea Blender certification.
World Tea Academy’s Certified Tea Sommelier and Certified Tea Blender certifications give my business respectability and place my business at a higher degree of visibility than my competitors.” Patricia D
The Certified Tea Blender™ tea certification program requires the completion of these 7 online tea courses.
ADV.02 - Understanding the Organoleptic Experience -Written by Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace, Taste Scientist Click to read bio
ADV.07 – Quality Systems for Product Management –Written by Tony Tellin, A. Tellin Company Click to read bio
ADV.09* – Advanced Botanicals –Written by Rob McCaleb, Natural Healthcare Inc. Click to read bio
ADV.11 – Blending, Flavoring, Scenting –Written by Scott Svihula, Hula Consulting Click to read bio
ADV.12* – Formulating Delicious Blends –Written by Virginia Utermohlen, Taste Scientist Click to read bio
ADV.13* – Art of Flavoring, Blending, Scenting Part 1 –Written by Brian Keating, Sage Group LLC Click to read bio
ADV.14* – Art of Flavoring, Blending, Scenting Part 2 –Written by Scott Svihula, Hula Consulting. Click to read bio
*Each of these tea classes has a pre-requisite:
ADV.09 – CORE.06 is a pre-requisite.
ADV.12 – ADV.02 is a pre-requisite.
ADV.13 – ADV.11 is a pre-requisite.
ADV.14 – ADV.13 is a pre-requisite.
Please Note: Anyone with a basic knowledge of the six types of tea and the professional cupping protocol can take these classes. But, you must have earned a WTA Certified Tea Specialist™ certification to receive any Advanced Level Tea Certification.