World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall

STI - Specialty Tea Institute Level Three Black Teas Part 1

  • Monday, 06/12/2017: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Room: N245 & N247
  • Session Number:  STI3


    Level lll: Professional Series: Black Teas Phil Parda will be the instructor for this session.

    This session is presented by the Specialty Tea Institute and offers Certification.

    Learning Objectives

    This intensive two-day course is devoted to black teas from three of the five traditional countries of origin: China, India and Sri Lanka. The tremendous diversity in flavor and style - spanning centuries of craft and thousands of miles of geography and terroir - will be explored through the evaluation of at least two dozen teas. As with all Level 3 courses, some basic science of what is happening inside the leaf to make these teas unique will be covered. Orthodox and CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) teas will both be cupped for comparison. The course focus is on important classic standards and discussion on what defines "quality" tea of these types for the U. S. market and abroad.