Hospitality And Culinary ArtsGeorge Brown College home page

Certified Tea Sommelier Certificate

Created in partnership with the Tea Association of Canada, this certificate has been designed for those hospitality or culinary arts professionals wishing to explore the distinguished world of a tea sommelier or for those so committed to the consumption of tea that they wish to become tea sommeliers themselves. Learn how to cup, taste, blend and consume teas from all around the world. From the comfort of the classroom, take a global tour of countries that grow and produce tea.

Completion Details:

You must complete HOST 9147 (Introduction to Tea) prior to taking the other courses in this certificate. The order in which you complete the remaining course requirements is only restricted by course prerequisites. You must pass all the course requirements in this certificate as well as the Tea Association of Canada’s Tea Sommelier Certification Examto be eligible to request the certificate upon completion. You must register and pay for the Tea Sommelier Certification Exam with the Tea Association of Canada. The exam fee is $250 (plus tax).

Compulsory Courses (Eight)
HOST 9147   Introduction to Tea
HOST 9154   Business of Tea
HOST 9148   Tea from Bush to Cup
HOST 9149   Tea Menu Design, Food Pairing and Cooking
HOST 9150   Tea Preparation, Consumption and Health
HOST 9152   Tea Regions of the World
HOST 9153   Tea Sensory Development
HOST 9151   Tea Types

Looking for course details and schedules?

Select a course link from the list above.

Have questions?

Attend a Hospitality and Culinary Arts information session, or contact the Continuing Education Hospitality & Culinary Arts department at 416‑415‑5000, ext. 2517, at or by visiting their office (300 Adelaide St. E., St. James campus, Building B, Room 137).

  To top of page

  Return to:

  Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  Continuing Education home page