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.
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 5 days
Visit to tea plantation
Visit to tea processing factory
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
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.
Tasting session : Methodology & Terminology (90 – 120 Minutes)
Classification of basic categories of tea – Black, Green, Oolong, White
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
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
Tea and Food Pairing
Designing a menu at Raming Tea House
Lunch and Afternoon Tea
Transfer to the airport