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Tea Certification Classes
May 19 @ 8:00 am - May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Two fun-filled and fact-filled days with your focus on tea, camellia sinensis. These are the two introductory classes in the Specialty Tea Institute’s curriculum, the only tea training certified by the Tea Association of the USA. An interactive class, there are numerous teas tastings throughout the two day professional tea course.
FOUNDATIONS OF TEA: LEVEL ONE, Friday, May 19.
As the first course in STI’s expanding education and certification program, Foundations of Tea: Level One will provide attendees with a strong understanding of the five basic tea types and the two traditional styles of orthodox tea production used to create them. Topics will also include the essential components of teas, where and how teas are grown, the stages of processing, and what differentiates the types and classifications of tea. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste representative samples of each of the five tea types, discuss tea steeping methods, and examine the basic characteristics of different teas.
FOUNDATIONS OF TEA: LEVEL TWO, Saturday, May 20.
Building on the essential groundwork presented in Foundations of Tea: Level One, Level Two will examine CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) tea production and manufacture, as well as the post manufacturing process. Also included are the principles of grading and naming teas by country of origin. In this seminar, participants will examine and taste six pairs of teas as they are guided through the basics of a comparison cupping. Participants will demonstrate command of this information through testing at the end of the day.