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 7 days program. The entire training shall be conducted in the tea plantations.
Our Tea Sommelier Program comes in 2 parts:-
It includes classroom training to cover multiple topics on tea starting from the basics of tea cultivation to tea processing, blending, brewing and various other aspects related to tea.
It includes visit to the tea plantations for real time demonstration of tea cultivation, organic farming, plucking, processing and quality control measures.
Food for 7 days
Visit to tea plantation
Visit to tea processing factory
Transportation from home country or hometown to Darjeeling
Transfer From Airport to Hotel. Check-in to Hotel.
Day Session : Tea Trails Along Himalayan
Overview of Tea Cultivation.
Interactive Session With Tea Farmers.
Visit to Tea Plantation for Elaborate Demonstration of Tea Plucking.
Evening Session : Introductory Session
Interactive Session Regarding the Basics of Tea
Tea Bush (Camellia Sinensis)
History of Tea in India
Tea Culture in India
Day Session : Visiting Small Tea Growers
Demonstration Of Non-Commercial And Hand Crafted Premium Teas
Evening Session : Tasting Session: Methodology & Terminology (90 – 120 Minutes)
Day Session : Visit to Tea Factory for
Demonstration of Tea Processing
Evening Session : Classification of Indian &
Basic Categories of Tea – Black, Green, Oolong, White
Gradation of Tea – Whole Leaf, Brokens, Fannings, Dust.
Tasting Session: Different Categories of Tea (90 – 120 Minutes)
Day Session : Organic & Bio-dynamic Methods of Tea Cultivation.
Evening Session : Tea Terroirs in India
(Darjeeling, Assam, Dooars & Nilgiri) and Nepal
The Characteristics of Teas From the Respective Regions
Tasting Session: Teas From All Across The World
Evaluation and Felicitation
Check-out From Hotel.
Transfer from Hotel to Airport.
Site seeing on the Way.