Certified Tea Sommelier™
World Tea Academy’s advanced tea certification degrees offer higher level tea learning for the true tea professional.
“World Tea Academy education gives me confidence in knowing which tea to match with which flavor profile, to know where to source that tea, and to be able to talk with people and customers about tea confidently.” Emily C
The Certified Tea Sommelier™ is ideal for tea room owners, foodservice professionals, wine enthusiasts, or anyone who serves tea or wants to pair tea and food in their business. 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 courses.
“WTA is one of the best ways to educate yourself as a tea professional, so that you can then educate others.” Elsa C
The Certified Tea Sommelier™ Program requires the completion of these 7 online tea courses.
|ADV.01||Advanced Cupping - Written by Donna Fellman Click to read bio|
|ADV.02||Understanding the Organoleptic Experience - Written by Virginia Utermohlen, Taste Scientist Click to read bio|
|ADV.03||The Culture of Tea Around the World - Written by Dan Robertson, Teahouse Tours Click to read bio|
|ADV.05||Presentation and Advanced Brewing Techniques - Written by Suzette Hammond, Being Tea Click to read bio|
|ADV.07||Quality Assurance, Food Safety and Pesticides - Written by Tony Tellin, A Tellin Company Click to read bio|
|ADV.08||Tea Sommelier Essentials - Written by Babette Donaldson and Donna Fellman Click to read bios|
|ADV.11||Blending, Flavoring, Scenting - Written by Scott Svihula, Hula Consulting Click to read bio|
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.