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TEA SOMMELIER PROGRAM
To begin, all you need is an interest in learning more about tea.
A TAC Tea Sommelier® is someone who has a thorough understanding of tea and herbal infusions, from bush to cup.
In addition to being knowledgeable in tea’s history, processing methods and preparation, they can confidently interact with anyone about tea and make recommendations based on their needs.
A certified TAC Tea Sommelier® has the necessary expertise to design a comprehensive tea menu for retail and food service environments, understand and apply the principles behind tea and food pairings and articulate the tasting notes associated with different teas and herbal infusions.
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HOW IT WORKS
Hey tea friend!
Tracie is the Program Director at the Academy of Tea and a certified TAC Tea Sommelier Professional.
She’s a lifelong tea lover, vintage teacup junkie and Founder & Owner of Tea with Tracie, an online luxury tea company.
Tracie spent almost 30 years in the corporate world before starting her own tea company at the young age of 49. She combined her business background and love of “all things tea” to fuel her dream of living a calm and joyful tea lifestyle.
Since tea has always been her liquid therapy, she’s passionate about helping others find comfort in their cup.
3 New Certifications
Starting June 1, 2023 the Tea & Herbal Association of Canada is now offering three new certifications for tea students:
Foodservice Tea Specialist
Herbs & Infusions Certificate
To learn more about the qualifications for these new certifications, please visit the Tea & Herbal Association of Canada.