Certified Tea Specialist
World Tea Academy’s Certified Tea Specialist™, is our core level certification and is ideal for individuals seeking to build a deep foundational tea knowledge, desiring industry recognition, or employers looking to improve sales by increasing their staff’s tea knowledge.
The program consists of a Core Curriculum of six classes plus an additional elective class of your choice from the Advanced Curriculum (ADV). This ADV elective class can also be used to begin an Advanced Certification track as well! So, be sure to look at our ADV Certifications and choose an elective that fits well with the ADV Certification path you are seeking.
In these classes, weeks one and two of each session will focus on the key material content for the topic and week three involves taking the final exam and a series of cuppings – a skill you will hone throughout your certification. Week four allows time to finish all the assignments and tests. Once you complete the first two courses, you can jump around and achieve your WTA Certified Tea Specialist™, accreditation in as little as four months.
|CORE.01||Essentials of Camellia Sinensis||None|
|CORE.02||Tea Enhancements and Grading Systems||Core.01|
|CORE.03||Tea Terrior I – China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.04||Tea Terrior II – India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.05||The Infusion||Core.01 & Core.02|
|CORE.06||Beyond Camellia Sinensis||Core.01 & Core.02|
|Plus||One Elective Class from ADV. Curriculum||Core.01 & Core.02|
The recommendation is to start with CORE.01 and .02 and then take the remaining CORE classes in any order as fits your schedule. You will need the CORE.01 Cupping Kit or its equivalent to take all the CORE classes.