Tea Master

Level 3

£375 + VAT per module for UKTA qualified tea sommeliers

otherwise

£500 + VAT PER MODULE

Personalised tutoring and expert application in an advanced learning environment.

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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Tea Master

YOUR COMMITMENT

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.

If you have previously qualified as a UK TEA SOMMELIER with us, each module can be booked for £375 + VAT. To receive this special price, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request a Tea Master voucher code, giving your full name and the date you passed your Tea Sommelier qualification. You will then be able to book the course online using that code.

Anyone not aiming for Tea Master certification may book a place on any of the modules at a cost of £500+VAT per module.

OUR COMMITMENT

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.

CORE MODULES

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

ELECTIVE MODULES

Dark Teas Masterclass - Read more about this module

Korean Tea Masterclass - Read more about this module

African and Indonesian Tea Masterclass

Emerging Tea Producing Regions

The Tea Plant and the Cultivation of Tea - Read more about this module

World Tea History

The History of Tea Drinking in Britain and Afternoon Tea

The Ethics and Logistics of the Tea Trade - Read more about this module

Tea and Mixology

Tea and Chinese Medicine

Tea Rituals Around the World

Tea Manufacture - Read more about this module

Chinese Tea Rituals - Read more about this module

Japanese Tea Rituals - Read more about this module

TEST AND Assessment criteria

Tea Master Examinations covering the different topics will be held on selected dates throughout the year.

Exams will consist of 3-hour written papers on each of the different topics and will be marked by the individual specialists who deliver the modules. A high level of knowledge is required in order to pass these exams.

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