4 Modules of 3.5 hours each +1 Exam Course Hours / Schedule: Flexible schedule and venue, please inquire for more info at: firstname.lastname@example.org Over a 2 days period, from 9:30 -5:30 PM
Includes Course Educational material, teas and basic tea accessories
MODULE 1 - 3.5 hours • Let’s discover tea and its origins • When did tea become a beverage? • Tea cultivation and consumption spread to other countries • Tea reaches Europe • Main tea producing countries • Tea & the “Terroir” notion • One plant and six different types of teas and colors • What defines tea quality? • Seasonal vs all year long tea cultivation and harvest • What teas are usually found in hotel restaurants, lounges, Five Star restaurants • Loose leaf or teabags • Organic and Fairtrade certifications • Tea service intro • Tea service type • Tea preparation and steeping general rules • Tea utensils/ Vessels importance in making a satisfying cup of tea • “Faux-pas” of adding sugar, milk or lemon to tea
MODULE 2 - 3.5 hours • What’s on the Tea Menu • Enrich your tea vocabulary - Tea Tasting Lexicon for the Tea Steward • Tea Tasting basics, specific vessels & tools • White tea manufacturing • Taste and discover 2 white teas from China • Chinese vs Japanese green teas manufacturing • Taste and discover green teas from China vs green teas from Japan • Taste and discover Oolong teas from 2 different countries, Green Oolongs vs Dark oolongs • ITEI Tea Steward sphere of responsibilities • Tea & Food pairing basics
MODULE 3- 3.5 hours • Tea trends • Matcha tea on the Tea Menu or at the bar? • Matcha Tea service & requirements • Black teas manufacturing and grades • CTC teas vs Orthodox teas • Taste black teas from different countries, grades and styles incl fun blind tastings • Puerh teas manufacturing & aging • Comparative tasting of 2 Puerh teas (Sheng and Shou) • Tea storage challenges and rules in the restaurants, hotel restaurants • Tea vs Tisane on the Tea Menu/ Caffeine • Taste 2 tisanes • Blended teas basics • Flavoured teas vs single origin teas incl tasting of 2 aromatized teas • Tea cocktails/ Mixology • ITEI Tea Steward role during an English Afternoon Tea • Gongfu Tea service basics when offered in certain venues • Japanese Tea service basics when offered in certain venues • Tea Service Excellence
Final Exam Closed book written exam of 30 multiple-choice questions.
During the classes, participants are invited to practice tea tastings, tea recommendations from the menu, tea service, tea & food pairing suggestions.
Upon completion of both written and practical tests, participants receive the ITEI Tea Steward Diploma.