These courses are mainly intended for people from the tea sector (eg tea shop owners), avid tea enthusiasts, or specialists in the hospitality industry who wish to broaden their knowledge about tea and tea blends for professional purposes.
ITMA is the International Tea Master Academy which as an organization is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for tea education. They offer training at master's level to become an ITMA certified tea sommelier, tea blender, or tea master.
Our Tea Master Stijn went through the entire course and is, in addition to Theemeester, also regional director for Europe at this organization. He has been teaching ITMA courses in the region since 2017.