Become a Tea Professional

A TEA SOMMELIER is a trained and knowledgeable tea professional who has successfully completed the eight modules in the TAC TEA SOMMELIER™/℠ course at a college or online, and passed the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada certification examination.

Becoming a Certified TAC Tea Sommelier® Professional is exciting for so many reasons and can lead to a successful career in hospitality and commerce.
-Sheena Brady, Certified TAC Tea Sommelier Professional, CEO Tease Tea

My TAC Certification was a major turning point for me at a time when I needed to find a new career path for myself. In addition to giving me a foundation in the history, production, classification, identification, traditions, and preparation of tea, it also showed me that I could, in fact, make a move into the industry and turn my personal passion into something more.
 -David Pasieka, Certified TAC Tea Sommelier Professional

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Graduates will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of tea and its history, processing methods and preparation.
  • Be able to interact easily with anyone on the subject of tea and make recommendations based on their needs in an approachable and easy manner.
  • Have the ability to design a comprehensive tea menu for retail or any food service environment.
  • Understand and apply the principals behind tea and food pairings.
  • Understand and articulate the tasting notes associated with different teas.

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