This course is designed for employees or if you would like to start in the industry without any formal training. The foundation course will provide the learner with a comprehensive understanding of modern tea practices, ranging from the latest trends to food pairing. After completing the course they will be able to prepare and serve teas to an excellent standard and hold enough knowledge to provide a great customer experience. To complete and receive the Tea Smith award you will need to complete day 2. The candidates will learn:
British tea drinking history
The importance of tea in the modern day and tea drinking culture
What is tea?
The differences between Camillia sinensis and camellia sinensis assamica
The distinction between White, Green and Black teas
Flavoured teas and infusions
Loose leaf tea v’s the tea bag
Tea trends, Matcha, Chai, Genmaicha
The basics of brewing
The importance of water temperature
Serving techniques and choosing the correct equipment
Food pairing basics
Ethical tea practises
No previous experience is required to attend this course.
The course is 1 day in duration. Attendees will be assessed by theoretical and practical exam. The London School of Tea recommends that everyone employed in the Tea industry should be a certified Tea Smith to ensure a standard of excellence.