Level I: Foundations Series

Level I: Foundation Series
Foundations of Tea: Level One

As the first course in STI’s expanding education and certification program, Foundations of Tea: Level One will provide attendees with a strong understanding of the 5 basic tea types and the two traditional styles of orthodox tea production used to create them. Topics also include the essential components of teas, where and how teas are grown, the stages of processing and what differentiates the different types and classifications of tea. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste representative samples of each of the 5 tea types, discuss tea steeping methods and examine the basic characteristics of different teas.

Schedule

9:00 – 9:15am:    Introductions and Orientation 

9:15 – 10:45am:
  • Section 1 – The World of Specialty Tea
  • Section 2 - Introduction to Stages of Processing and Manufacturing
  • Section 3 - Stages of Processing and Manufacture – Chinese method


10:45 – 11:15am:     Break 

11:15am – 12:30pm:
  • Section 4 - Introduction to Tea Tasting
  • Section 5 – White and Green Teas


12:30 to 1:30:     Lunch 

1:30 to 3:00pm:
  • Section 6 – Oolong Teas
  • Section 7 - Stages of processing and manufacture – British method
  • Section 8 - Stages of Processing and manufacture – Pu’erh


2:55 – 3:25pm:     Break 

3:25 – 4:15pm:    
  • Section 9 - Tasting both black and pu’erh

4:15 – 5:00pm:    
  • Section 10 - Review and test

Suite 801
362 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001 

Tel: 212-986-9415
Fax: 212-697-8658
E-mail: info@teausa.com

Suite 801
362 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001 

Tel: 212-986-9415
Fax: 212-697-8658
E-mail: info@teausa.com