Tea Aroma Expert
“I love it…Not only was I challenged by the certification academically, but I also found excitement in what I was learning about myself and Camellia sinensis – and other botanicals – through somatic experiences of taste and smell.” Beth B
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
Come along on a journey for the senses—start on our brand-new tea certification, inspired by innovative research done on the aromas produced in tea leaves as they are grown and processed. Crafted for the tea professional looking to become a better tea taster, tea purchaser, and tea blender by enhancing their organoleptic and sensory skills. It is designed to ensure that each tea class contributes to the tea training that you need to experience, identify, and enjoy the aromas naturally found in tea, and to understand why teas are similar to each other and yet very different.
Complete the seven following tea classes to earn your tea certification as a WTA Certified Tea Aroma Expert:
ADV.01–Advanced Cupping –Written by Donna Fellman Click to read bio
ADV.02–Understanding the Organoleptic Experience–Written by Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace, Taste Scientist Click to read bio
ADV.04 –Biochemistry of Tea Processing-Written by Donna Fellman Click to read bio
ADV.08–Tea Sommelier Essentials–Written by Babette Donaldson, Tea Sipper Society and Donna Fellman Click to read bios
ADV.12*–Formulating Delicious Blends–Written by Virginia Utermohlen, Taste Scientist Click to read bio
ADV.15*–Aromas of Tea Part 1: The Basics–Written by Virginia Utermohlen, Taste Scientist and Scott Svihula, Scents of Tea Click to read bios.
ADV.16*–Aromas of Tea Part 2: Oxidation, Firing, Fermentation–Written by Virginia Utermohlen, Taste Scientist and Scott Svihula, Scents of Tea Click to read bios.
*Each of these tea classes has a pre-requisite.
ADV.02 is a pre-requisite for ADV.12 and ADV.15
ADV.15 is a pre-requisite for ADV.16
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.