About the Program
Students who have completed all of the TAC TEA SOMMELIER® courses with passing grades, are eligible to take:
Preparation Session: TAC TEA SOMMELIER® Certification Exam
The Final TAC TEA SOMMELIER® Certification Exam
This course will provide an introduction on the history of the origin of tea. You will learn how to differentiate the types of tea as well as the tea grading standards used in the industry.
Students will examine in detail the principal tea-growing regions of the world. Develop a fundamental understanding of tea – its evolution and its influence on culture and world events.
This course covers how we taste – what do we rely on – what errors should we be aware of. The tea taster’s vocabulary will be covered as well as tastings of various products such as chocolate, water, etc. to identify and fully understand the science of taste.
This course will cover the types of teas produced in different regions/countries in the world. Tasting and style comparisons will be a major component of this section.
This course is designed to introduce the student to advanced cultivation and processing practices used in the production of tea.
This course provides the current information available as it relates to tea consumption. Use the skills gained in previous classes to prepare the perfect cup of tea.
Explore the various nuances of using tea as an ingredient – cooking, baking, cocktails etc. In this course, you will understand the principals behind using tea beyond its traditional uses as well as how to pair tea with food and create the perfect tea menu.
Learn about the various layers that make up the tea industry – commodity trader and auctions, packers and retailers. Who are they, what do they do and what are the challenges faced in each sector.
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