Welcome to International Tea Education Institute (ITEI), where learning the mysteries of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is open to all levels of interest—professionals and at-home tea enthusiasts alike!
Our proprietary teaching methods, tools, comprehensive content, and multilingual educators with extensive tea knowledge and expertise, make ITEI the ideal gateway to the world of tea. Our comprehensive courses educate students not only about world teas, tea terroirs, professional tea cupping/ tasting, the art of tea, the various tea cultures and tea etiquette, but also offering an understanding of the tea industry, tea trade, the business of tea, and excellency of tea service in the hospitality and catering industry.
International Tea Education Institute specializes in professional tea certification programs.
Students may choose from three program levels: Foundation, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Courses are offered both Online and Onsite to students around the world.
The Institute is also represented in various countries through the ITEI Accredited Tea Educators Program, through which students can earn certain ITEI Certifications that will enhance their marketability in the hospitality and culinary professions.
Employers in the food/hospitality industry—in addition to their own establishment's rules, training, and regulations—will welcome International Tea Education Certificates as the standard for recruiting employees with a professional, superior tea knowledge and skills.
Many industries prepare their professionals with career programs, certifications, or degrees. The tea industry is no exception.
ITEI offers a structured format, which includes work-based experience and guidance to students in various areas of tea careers and business models. Our experts pass on their accumulated knowledge and expertise to the next generation of tea enthusiasts and business professionals. The more sophisticated the tea industry becomes, with ever more tea chains, tea houses, tea rooms that open up—the greater the need for structured education that can meet the demands of an evolving and dynamic industry.
At ITEI, students walk away with a strong knowledge base, hands-on experiences, and confidence to embark on their respective paths of in the world of tea.
ITEI Owner and Founder has been leading the way in tea certification and superior-quality tea education for over 25 years.
"In today's competitive job market, being certified for a set of skills is an advantage."
Sylvana. P. Levesque
The International Tea Education Institute ITEI Online classes are designed to address today's students' lifestyle, challenges, and commitments, knowing that it may be difficult to attend our regular On-site classes. Without sacrificing quality or personal attention, ITEI makes distance learning possible for those who wish to study tea, either for their own personal appreciation or with the aim toward an ITEI qualification.