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TEA 101 & 102: In-person class (THAC Toronto)


TEA 101 & 102: In-person class (THAC Toronto)

A 3-day intensive class held over two weekends that will cover TEA 101 & 102.

DATES:Sunday, February 10 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)Saturday, February 16 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)Sunday, February 17 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

*students will have 1 hour for lunch

Registration deadline: February 3, 2019

TEA 101: Introduction to TeaThis course will provide an introduction to the history of the origin of tea.  You will learn how to differentiate the types of tea as well as the tea grading standards used in the industry.

Topics explored include:

Origin of tea


Basic tea types

Tea Grading standards


Proper cupping techniques


TEA 102: Regions of the World

Students will examine in detail the principal tea-growing regions of the world. Develop a fundamental understanding of tea – its evolution and its influence on culture and world events.

Topics explored include:

Study the various regions for tea production: China, India, Kenya and more


Tea Types


Tea Ceremony



*registration includes printed course material

Instructor: Shabnam Weber

Shabnam Weber is President of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada.  Prior to her current position, she spent eighteen years in the tea business as an entrepreneur.  As owner of a specialty tea company, a tea school and a Director on the Board of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada, she has a unique perspective on multiple angles of the tea business.  She is the author of THAC’s well known and recognized Tea Sommelier® program and a big driver in both consumer and industry education. Shabnam values the diversity offered by all parts of the tea industry, both in Canada and beyond and focuses always on the bigger picture.  Shabnam is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours degree in Political Science and she also holds a post-graduate diploma in Psychology.

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