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Yellow Tea




Darjeeling, INDIA


5 Days

About the Course

Our Tea Sommelier Program is a vivid course on the fundamentals of tea. It encompasses knowledge about conventional teas (Camellia sinensis) as well as herbal teas/tisanes. It is a 5 days program. The entire training shall be conducted in the tea plantations.


Session 1

  • Introductory session

  • Tea party

  • History of tea in India

  • Olfactory training

  • An overview of the tea plant

Session 2

  • An overview of tea cultivation

  • Sensory evaluation of tea

  • Tea tasting methodology

  • Familiarization with tea tasting terminologies

  • Tasting session

Session 3

  • Steps of tea processing

  • Varieties of tea

  • Tea grading

  • Tasting session

Session 4

  • Trekking along Himalayan tea plantations

  • Interactive session with tea farmers

  • Demonstration of tea plucking techniques

  • Visit to tea factory for demonstration of tea processing

  • Tea tasting session

Session 5

  • Understand flushes & seasons of tea harvest

  • Understanding terroirs

  • Tasting teas from some popular terroirs of the world

Session 6

  • Understanding CTC method of tea processing

  • Specialty & handcrafted teas

  • Tasting session

Session 7

  • Understanding herbal teas & tisanes

  • Blend-It-Yourself

  • Tasting session

Session 8

  • Recap session

  • Evaluation & Felicitation



  • Local Transportation during the Course

  • Accommodation

  • All Meals during the Course

  • Tuition Fees

  • Study Materials

  • Visit To Tea Plantation

  • Visit To Tea Processing Factory

 Not Included

  • Transportation From Home Country Or Hometown To Darjeeling

  • Visa Charges

  • Any extra nights of stay, meals or drinks


Course Requirements

  • No prior knowledge required

  • Evaluation – Yes

  • Tasting Session – Yes

  • Certification - Tea Sommelier Program

  • Validity - No expiration



Confirmation Policy

  • The participant receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking

  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the participant’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email

  • Alternatively, the participant may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is done at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 25% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded.

  • If cancellation is done lesser than 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 50% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded

  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.

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