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The Level 3 Tea Master course has been designed for F&B and tea professionals, and for those who wish to achieve a very high level of knowledge and significant understanding of the many different aspects of tea.
To achieve Tea Master certification you must complete 12 modules plus self-study. To become a Tea Master, participants will have already qualified as Tea Sommelier and will be expected to have visited at least one tea estate during their study period.
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Students who wish to qualify as a UK Tea Academy Tea Master are expected to study to a much higher level, both in the classroom and on their own, in order to develop an expertise in their chosen areas of study. Each student must take at least 12 day modules (8 prescribed and 4 selected) which are taught at different times throughout the year. Each student must also have visited at least one tea growing region and have a rich understanding of the cultivation and processing of tea.
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The Tea Master modules are each taught to the highest possible standard by tutors who are considered true experts in their specific field. Tutoring, handouts, tea tastings and other practical work, examination and certificates are all included in the course fees.
UK Tea Academy aims to guide each Tea Master student on their individual journey of discovery through the world of tea.
ABOUT THIS CERTIFICATION
The Tea Master modules provide the highest level of professional insight and study for business owners and tea professionals. Modules focus on specific aspects of tea, including origins, science, categories and relevant brewing rituals, offering the student an amount of flexibility to select and study the most appropriate topic for their career and business.
Are there any entry requirements?
Level Three is open to all UK Tea Academy Tea Sommeliers, ie trainees who have successfully passed the Level Two course and been awarded the Tea Sommelier certificate. In addition, anyone who has not passed the Tea Sommelier exam may pay to study one or more Tea Master module/s; however these students will not be awarded a UK Tea Academy Tea Master certificate.
There is no time limit to complete Level 3.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
All participants who wish to qualify as a Tea Master, must complete the 8 compulsory core modules (see below) plus 4 additional modules selected from the list of elective modules (see below). Each module must be booked separately according to availability.
Masterclasses that are available now or coming soon online appear in orange.
Chinese Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Japanese Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Taiwanese Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Indian Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Ceylon Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Nepali, Thai and Vietnamese Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Advanced Tasting Skills - Read more about this module
Tea, Science and Health - Read more about this module
Dark Teas Masterclass - Read more about this module
Korean Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
African Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module
Emerging Tea Producing Regions - Read more about this module
The Tea Plant and the Cultivation of Tea - Read more about this module
World Tea History
History and Etiquette of Afternoon Tea - Read more about this module
The Ethics and Logistics of the Tea Trade - Read more about this module
Tea and Mixology - Read more about this module
Tea Rituals Around the World
Tea Manufacture - Read more about this module
Chinese Tea Rituals - Read more about this module
From Tea Seed to Cup: How to Grow and Process Tea on a Small Scale - Read more about this module
Japanese Tea Rituals - Read more about this module
TEST AND Assessment criteria
The Tea Master exam will be organised as follows:
1. For each of the 8 core Tea Master modules, 2 questions will be set by the tutor who taught that particular Masterclass. There will therefore be 16 questions set.
Students must choose 4 of those questions, each one relating to a different Masterclass module.
They must then write 1000 words in answer to those 4 questions: a total of 4000 words.
2. For each of the Elective Tea Master Modules that have been taught to date, 2 questions will be set by the tutor who taught that Masterclass. There will therefore be more than 16 questions set.
Students must choose 2 questions, each one relating to a different Elective Masterclass module that they have attended. They must then write 1000 words in answer to those questions: a total of 2000 words
Papers will be marked by the tutors who delivered the various masterclasses.
3. Each student must also write a thesis of 4000 words on a chosen topic that must first be approved by UKTA before starting work.
Each trainee will have 6 months to complete the above work.
The cost of the exam is £630
NB This is one exam that will be taken after each student has completed the required 12 modules (8 prescribed and 4 elective). The exam will not take place in our studio in London; each student will be required to complete the work within 6 months but can write the required essays and the 4000 word thesis in their own time at home. All the work will be submitted together by email when all the essays and the thesis are complete.