Tea Champion, Scotland

Level 1

2 FULL DAYS (with Authorised UKTA Trainer Beverly Wainwright in Scotland).


Tea Champion, Scotland


4th & 5th October 2021 8.45am - 5.15pm
More dates coming soon 8.45am - 5.15pm


The Scottish Tea Factory,
Scotland PH7 4JZ


14 hours (4 modules of 3.5 hours over 2 days)


The Tea Champion (Level 1) course includes; Academy delegate pack and pre-course information; cost of test and certificate; two days of learning with our qualified, expert tutors; multiple focused tea tastings throughout the course and the chance to learn the basics of blending and make an English Breakfast blend.


This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of working with tea and offers an exciting opportunity for amateur and professional tea lovers alike.

Becoming a UK Tea Academy Tea Champion is the first step to developing a greater understanding and appreciation of tea. After passing the Tea Champion test at the end of this course, students will qualify to attend our Tea Sommelier course for further in-depth training.

Are there any entry requirements?

Level One is open to everyone. No previous experience is required, just plenty of enthusiasm to develop your understanding and knowledge about all aspects of tea.


* Tasting and assessment of more than 40 teas from around the world

* An insight into the history of tea; the plant, and harvesting the leaf

* Learn the stories and trends behind different types of tea

* Tea terminology

* Find out the difference in tea manufacturing methods for the 6 categories of tea

* Explore tea production and culture in the major producing countries

* Golden rules of tea storage and brewing

* An expert's guide to tasting and recognizing teas from around the world

* How to approach the challenges of brewing and serving a variety of teas

* A basic introduction to blending

* Caffeine, L-theanine and tea’s perceived health benefits

TEST AND Assessment criteria

The Tea Champion Test will be taken at 5.30pm on Day 2 of the course and takes around 45 minutes. Anyone wishing to take it at a later date may do so by arrangement with Academy tutors.

Accreditation is awarded to delegates that achieve 75% and above in our Multiple Choice Test Paper. The test can only be undertaken after you have completed 14 hours of classroom study with the UK Tea Academy.

Upon completion of all four modules and the achievement of satisfactory results in the test, participants will be awarded the qualification of UK Tea Academy: TEA CHAMPION.

If, in the unlikely situation of a trainee not passing the test, the test may be retaken on an arranged date and upon payment of a small fee of £36.

About the Tutor

Beverly-Claire Wainwright (The Scottish Tea Factory, Tea Gardens of Scotland) offers the UK Tea Academy Tea Champion course at the Scottish Tea Factory near Crieff in Perthshire, which she recently built to offer tea-processing services for Scottish tea growers. Beverly-Claire Wainwright


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