What Our Students Say

"Both Tea Champion & Tea Sommelier courses have changed my whole life. Now I'm planning to work at a tea estate in South Korea before I start a new business. Thanks to your great lecture, I am so happy and very confident. It is a great honour that I learned tea from you."
Daegi, Korea

"Jane Pettigrew is an amazing Resource person with a wealth of knowledge on tea. Really enjoyed her style of delivery and personality. I have attended many short courses, but by far this is the best. Absolutely exceeded my expectation & well worth investment. The course was well designed and well executed."
Thushari, Sri Lanka

"I know I speak for many others who were there when I say what a brilliant course it was. Admittedly I wasn't sure what to expect but it massively exceeded my expectations. I don't think I've ever left a training course before feeling so excited and motivated both to put some changes in at work but also to make this the start of further discoveries for me on a personal level."

"I really would like to thank you. The Tea Champion Course was really interesting and very well organised. 
I really enjoyed the time I spent with the Tea Academy."
Tiziana, Fortnum & Mason, UK

 I feel inspired, and committed to learning more. Your course is brilliantly pitched and delivered. What an engaging and brilliant tutor you are, as is Kate, and your wider team made us very welcome. Thank you."

"Jane, Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. I’ve been to a few different schools both in Brazil and Argentina, but I felt that I learned so much with the 2 days teaching with you, extremely inspirational. Your passion for tea reflects in your teaching and it was so easy to understand and to embrace the tea universe. Feeling very grateful to have had this opportunity. Thanks to all the UKTA staff. I’m hoping to be back next year for the Sommelier Course." 
Raquel, Brazil


Student Success Stories

PAUL RAVEN - TEA TRADERS, SOUTH WALES

Paul took the opportunity to complete the Tea Champion programme via a series of webinars held by the UK Tea Academy during the Covid-19 shutdown.

MARIA PARIZIO - THE TEA EXPERIENCE, BRAZIL

UKTA student Maria Parizio now has her own Tea Experience and consultancy business, and a newly-opened Tea Room in Brazil.

PHYU THWE - MOGOK TEA, MYANMAR

Phyu Thwe, UKTA qualified Tea Sommelier, has developed her family's tea farm in Myanmar, with help from UKTA tutor Beverly Wainwright.


Our clients include:

  • Le Manoir
  • Jaguar
  • Ringtons
  • Brew Tea Co
  • Suki Tea
  • Caffeina Consulting
  • Drury Tea & Coffee
  • The Rubens
  • XU Teahouse
  • Fortnum & Mason
  • Rosewood London
  • Daylesford Farm
  • Bewleys

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