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Yellow Tea




Chiang Mai, THAILAND


4 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 4 days program. The entire training shall be conducted in the tea plantations.


Session 1

  • The history and origin of tea

  • Globalization, history of tea and tea's impact on society worldwide

  • Trekking along the tea garden trails

Session 2

  • Tea growing regions of the world

  • Visit to tea plantation and interactive session with tea farmers

  • Organic and bio-dynamic methods of tea cultivation

Session 3

  • Sensory evaluation

  • Guide to tea tasting – step-by-step tea cupping and evaluation of tea quality

  • Methodology and terminology

  • Tea flavour wheel and flavour analysis practice

Session 4

  • An overview of the tea plant / varietal / cultivar / terroirs

  • Tasting Assamica black tea from different terroirs

  • Tasting some famous teas from across the world's terroirs

Session 5

  • Processing phases of main types of tea

  • Visit the tea factory and learn about tea processing

  • Tasting some Assamica black tea processed using different methods

Session 6

  • Tea grading and evaluation

  • Grades of Green Tea / White tea / Oolong Tea / Post-fermented tea, Pu-erh

  • Standard black tea grading

  • Tasting and evaluating black teas of different grades

Session 7

  • Tea blending & packaging

  • Visit tea blending and packing factory

  • Evaluate some defects that may occur during the process

Session 8

  • An introduction to conducting a tea ceremony

  • Gong Fu Cha tea ceremony, Japanese tea ceremony "Chanoyu"

Session 9

  • Visit to Tea House for afternoon tea party

  • Afternoon Tea, serving and etiquette

  • Tea and food pairing

Session 10

  • Recap session and felicitation



  • Tuition fees and study materials

  • Meals and drinks during the program

  • Tea Sommelier Program Certificate

  • Local transportation and accommodation during the program

Not Included

  • Transportation and transfer from/to the airport

  • Any extra nights of accommodation, meals or drinks


Course Requirements

  • No prior knowledge required

  • Evaluation – Yes

  • Tasting Session – Yes

  • Certification - Tea Sommelier Program

  • Validity - No expiration



Confirmation Policy

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

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

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.

Refund Policy

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

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