TEA SOMMELIER PROGRAM

Let’s Explore

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.

  • Darjeeling, India
  • 7 Days

Our Tea Sommelier Program comes in 2 parts:-

Theotrical training

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.

Practical training

It includes visit to the tea plantations for real time demonstration of tea cultivation, organic farming, plucking, processing and quality control measures.

  • Destination

    India
  • Included

    domestic transportation

    local conveyance

    Accommodation

    Food for 7 days

    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

1

Day 1 : Explore

Transfer From Airport to Hotel. Check-in to Hotel.

2

Day 2 : Induction Ceremony

Day Session : Tea Trails Along Himalayan Plantations.
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
Tea Party
Olfactory training.

3

Day 3

Day Session : Visiting Small Tea Growers
Demonstration Of Non-Commercial And Hand Crafted Premium Teas

Evening Session : Tasting Session: Methodology & Terminology (90 – 120 Minutes)

4

Day 4

Day Session : Visit to Tea Factory for Demonstration of Tea Processing
Tasting Session

Evening Session : Classification of Indian & Nepalese Teas
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)

5

Day 5

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

6

Day 6

Evaluation and Felicitation
Local Sightseeing
Dinner Party

7

Day 7 :Departure

Check-out From Hotel.
Transfer from Hotel to Airport.
Site seeing on the Way.

Darjeeling

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
  • Alternatively, the customer 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