Charleston, South Carolina (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Aspiring tea aficionados will be gathering in Charleston, S.C., in late April to take part in the American Tea Masters Association's first east coast Tea Mastery Certification Course™ for achieving the prestigious Certified Tea Master™ designation once the training program and final examination are successfully completed. The two-part program includes an initial 3-Day Comprehensive Tea Mastery Course held on-site at the historic King's Courtyard Inn from April 30th to May 2nd, followed by a 14-Week Tea Mastery TeleCourse involving home study, numerous tea evaluations, and weekly group online teleconference calls for sharing experiences and answering questions. The program offers the high level of focus and support needed to gain the competence and confidence to serve as a tea master or tea sommelier at any distinguished restaurant, hotel or tea court in the country, or start one's own successful enterprise.
Registrants will experience some of the most exquisite and often rarest loose-leaf teas from around the world. The training will also include: Health Benefits of Tea; Starting or Expanding a Tea Business; Attracting and Retaining Customers; Effective Use of Social Media and Press Releases; Web Site Concepts that Work; and Valuable Guest Service Skills.
The program is designed for and will benefit restaurant, hotel, and tea court managers, chefs, wine sommeliers, tea aficionados, industry suppliers, and others who wish to incorporate tea mastery knowledge and skills into their daily lives or current profession, as well as anyone seriously interested in a career as a tea master.
The training will be led by Training Director of the American Tea Masters Association Certified Tea Master Lady Kelly MacVean, who will make the event an especially memorable experience for everyone. Lady Kelly is also certified as a Tea Hostess in the proper etiquette of Traditional English Afternoon Teas and hosts charity fund raising Afternoon Tea events as well as corporate and private tea parties. She uses these events for educating the consumer of the numerous health benefits derived from drinking tea.
The Tea Mastery Certification Course™ is open to a maximum of 12 participants. Seating is limited. Tuition for the complete training program is $2,475. Additional information is available on the association's web site at http://www.TeaMasters.org.