TEA SOMMELIER PROGRAM

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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, tea factories and tea rooms in Chiangmai province, Thailand.

  • Chiang Mai , Thailand
  • 5 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

    Thailand
  • Included

    domestic transportation

    local conveyance

    Accommodation

    Food for 5 days

    Tuition fees

    Study Materials

    Visit to tea plantation

    Visit to tea processing factory

  • Not Included

    Flight Fare

    visa charges

1

Day 1 : Arrival

Transfer from Chiangmai international airport to Thailand Asian School of Tea (TAST) at Raming Tea Co., Ltd. Head office

Welcome ceremony & Introductory Session

Lunch at local restaurant

Transfer to Raming Tea estate , Check-in to the resort home stay.

Interactive session regarding the Basics of Tea, Tea Bush (Camellia sinensis), World history of Tea, Thailand tea history & culture

Tea Party

2

Day 2

Day Session : Tea Trails Along Raming Tea Plantations. Overview of Tea Cultivation. Interactive Session With Tea Farmers. Organic & Bio-dynamic Methods of Tea Cultivation., Visit to Tea Plantation for Elaborate Demonstration of Tea Plucking.

Lunch : Special fresh made Tealeaves salad.

Afternoon Session:

Tasting session : Methodology & Terminology (90 – 120 Minutes)

Classification of basic categories of tea – Black, Green, Oolong, White

Dinner Party

3

Day 3

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

Lahu hill tribe traditional lunch

Afternoon Session : Tasting Session

- Different Categories of Tea

- Tasting Teas From All Across The World

The Characteristics of Teas From the Respective Regions

Dinner party

4

Day 4

Gradation of Tea – Whole Leaf, Brokens, Fannings, Dust

Check-out from the resort home stay.

Lunch at Resort home stay

Transfer to Raming Tea blending & packing factory, factory tour.

Tasting teas of different grades and qualities.

Traditional northern dinner

Check in at the hotel in Chiangmai city

5

Day 5

Tea and Food Pairing

Designing a menu at Raming Tea House

Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Felicitation

Transfer to the airport

Raming Tea Co. Ltd., Chiang Mai

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