Highly Anticipated ITEI Certified Tea Sommelier Courses by International Tea Education Institute

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One of the most professional Tea Sommelier trainings in Europe will be held at the KEIKO TEA (Japanese) Teahouse and distribution center in Diepholz, Germany. A unique opportunity to join us for 4 days starting June 1st 2014, it is a first in the European Tea industry offered in such ambiance to gain exceptional world tea knowledge provided in the most professional tea environment.

Become an ITEI Certified Tea Sommelier and find out how this special Course prepares for a Tea Career or it helps enhance an existing one.

Training Part 1 in English starts in Diepholz, Germany, June 1-4, 2014 at the same time as the famous Japanese Shincha Tea Festival at the KEIKO Tea House. http://www.keiko.de

The 4-day, on-site training classes are held from 9.00AM to 5:00PM.

This is a unique opportunity to participate and witness during day 1 of the training the celebratory ambiance the Japanese are known for when they rush to acquire the tender new fresh spring tea leaves and buds harvested early April.

Shincha (New Tea) reminds us of the Japanese time philosophy and how a saying "each tea exists for just a short moment in time" makes us realize that we only have each unique tea for a moment until it is gone. You will learn to appreciate each and every tea as it arrives and Shincha tea, a seasonal rarity in limited quantities is your gate for tea appreciation until the next season. And so time flows!

During this unique and exceptional 4-day class, participants are introduced to an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony presentation and exposed to KEIKO TEA's extensive collection of Japanese artisan tea accessories and utensils, let alone over 25 types of Japanese authentic shaded organic green teas.

Among various educational tea activities, students will be able to watch the matcha tea grinders and taste the freshest matcha drinks prepared by a tea mixologist on-site.

Throughout the course, lunch is served and prepared by a German chef specialized in cooking with tea, vegan, vegeterian, meat, fish, poultry cuisine and desserts.

Tea and food pairings as well as building tea lists for the hospitality industry are topics covered during the training in Part 1 and Part 2.

The training is led by International Tea Education Institute founder and world tea expert Sylvana. P. Levesque from Canada and other well known tea professionals and experts from Europe.

During the 4-day training, participants will discover and conduct Professional tastings of some of the world’s rarest and finest teas from China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Vietnam and more.

Students may experiment with tea utensils and equipment available on site during the 3-day program as well as during the Certification final exam.

We highly recommend participants acquire the Professional Tea Training various Starter Kits available on demand. Students may also make their own selection of tea utensils from an extensive on-site collection when participating at our 4-day program.

Please refer to the end of this release for hotel accommodations.

Upon completion of Part One of the training, students leave with all necessary educational material, books and over 40 tea samples to continue Part 2 of the training from distance and from the comfort of their homes and offices whereever they are in the world.

Students meet periodically via Skype with the trainers during the next 16 weeks while studying, researching and completing various essays and some written exams. The dates and times of such periodic online meetings shall be jointly discussed and confirmed with the class based on a global agenda.

Final Exam for achieving the Professional ITEI Certified Tea Sommelier désignation is composed of Three parts and conducted at designated ITEI International Tea Education Institute world centres.

1. A Final written exam
2. A practical tea skills & performence exam
3. A blind tea tasting at designated ITEI International Tea Education Institute world centres.

Duration of the exam : 4 hours
Exam Fee – $195
Fees for repeating the exam – $195

For additional information please write to: info(at)i-tei(dot)org.

Register now by requesting a paypal Invoice or writing to : info(at)i-tei(dot)org.

Course 4906- Total Tuition fees for Part 1 and 2 : $3175.00 USD

Participation to Part 1 only is possible. Participants receive a Course completion form Part 1.
Tuition fees are $1590.00 USD
Non Refundable Tuition Fees Deposit $300.00

Event Address: KEIKO TEA- Strothestr. 50, D-49356 Diepholz
Closest Airport: Bremen
Hotel Accomodations:
Some of the hotels in the village nearby, close to the train-station.
Hotel Roshop http://www.hotel-roshop.de
Single room 78,-€ incl. breakfast

Here are quite simple hotels in Diepholz:
Hotel Castendieck http://www.castendieck-diepholz.de
Single room 35,-€ incl. breakfast
Hotel Strangmeyer http://www.hotel-restaurant-strangmeyer.de
Single room 42,-€ incl. breakfast

Part 1 duration: 4 days on-site starting Sunday June 1st 2014
Part 2 duration: 16 weeks starting June 16, 2014

Looking forward to seeing you all. Seating is limited to 15.

All my Gratitude
Sylvana. P. Levesque

For additional information please write to : info(at)i-tei(dot)org.

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