THE UKTA EVOLVES
In 2015, we established the UK Tea Academy to spread an appreciation of tea and raise service standards in F&B with professional tea training. We have tutored hundreds of students from all over the world through our certification programme and have developed a full programme of events around tea in our Academy Extras. In 2019, we developed a new brand identity, a new website and secured a permanent home. We have international reach through our Licenced Trainers in Scotland, Italy, Japan, S Korea, Germany and Spain, with more joining soon. And, in January 2020, we launched an Online Foundation course.
Until March 2020, when Covid-19 struck, we were holding regular courses, events, tastings, talks and workshops at our London Tea Studio and were planning to introduce new courses and Masterclasses. Since March we have been working to make many of those courses available online as webinars and self-study online courses. We are already reaching a much wider audience around the world and all of the online courses and training videos will remain part of our programme even after we return to the classroom.
We believe The UK Tea Academy is already one of the foremost tea training centres in the world and, thanks to the dedication of our tutors, brewing team and volunteers, we are proud of the success of our students and look forward to sending out into the world many more certified Tea Champions and Sommeliers to share the love and respect for this fabulous leaf.