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If you have a tea company we strongly encourage you to upgrade your membership to gain access to additional benefits which will help you in managing and growing your business. Your Tea Sommelier membership is automatically included at the other category levels.

When you are ready to upgrade your membership, please submit a Membership Form to Adi Baker at adi.baker@tea.ca.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

Producing Country

The government of any tea and/or herbal producing country or duly designated agency shall be eligible to be a member of the Association.

Importer

In the business of importing tea and/ or herbal tea in bulk only, there is no ‘value added’ to the product.

Packer

In the business of importing tea and/or herbal tea and adding value to the product and/or selling tea brands.

Retailer

In the business of selling tea and/or herbal in a retail store (brick and mortar), online, wholesale or any combination of the above.

 

Allied Trade

A partnership or corporation engaged in any business allied or associated with the tea and/or herbal trade.

TAC Tea Sommelier® Professional

Graduates of the TAC TEA SOMMELIER® Certification Program to maintain their designation. This is strictly for graduates not involved in any other category.

Provisional

Firms or individuals evaluating starting a tea and/or herbal business but not currently engaged in the business. Membership eligibility in this category is limited to first year only.

BENEFITS

Producing Country Importer Packer Retailer Allied Trade Provisional Tea Sommelier
Member Pricing at Events x x x x x x x
Weekly Tea Bulletin x x x x x x x
Member Alerts x x x x x x x
Marketing Resources x x x x x x x
Webinars (2 complimentary/year) x x x x x x x
AGM Attendance x x x x x x x
Industry Advice x x x x x x
Crisis Support x x x x x x
Legislation Information x x x x x x
Secure Members Website Area x x x x x x
Access to Research x x x x x x
Group Buying Benefits Program x x x x x x
THAC Website Listing x x x x x x
Find a Retailer Website Listing x
Work with a Tea Sommelier® Listing x
Four Star Tea Grading Program x