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The UKTA is recognised as a world authority for online tea education.

Our professional tutors offer three certified levels from beginner to advanced, plus talks, tastings and interactive events for enthusiasts.

The UKTA is recognised as a world authority for online tea education.

Our professional tutors offer three certified levels from beginner to advanced, plus talks, tastings and interactive events for enthusiasts.

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Certified Courses

The UKTA offers three levels of certification taught by our world class tutors. Here professional tea learning begins and opens the way to a career in tea. Learn more

Accredited Courses

Tea Enthusiasts

For tea lovers who want to explore tea history, culture, production and trends. Ideal for people in hospitality who'd benefit from a greater appreciation of tea. Learn more

Accredited Courses

Customised Training

Professional tea training created for your brand or venue and designed to give your staff exactly what they need. Learn more

Accredited Courses

International Tutors

The UK Tea Academy has global reach with our International Licensed Tutors teaching UKTA courses in your language. Learn more

Accredited Courses

Level 1: Tea Champion

The UK Tea Academy, Tea Champion course is your first step to acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of tea. It will also provide a qualification from the UK’s leading authority for tea education.

The course is aimed at everyone in hospitality who is in contact with tea and it is invaluable for people working in tea companies, cafes, hotel restaurants and lounges.  It also provides a fascinating insight for those who have a general interest in tea and may want to steer their career in this direction.

The course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of tea; the different categories, tea-growing regions, manufacturing processes, how to assess quality and the essential brewing techniques.

The whole Tea Champion course comprises both theory and practical. You can study the theory in your own time as a self-guided online course, or through a series of lively, tutor-led webinars. The practical element is through tutor-led webinars who guide tastings of over 40 teas, sent to your door.

This course offers an exciting opportunity for the tea novice and those who work with tea but want a firmer grasp of the subject and a professionally-recognised qualification. No previous experience is required, just an interest and plenty of enthusiasm.

Theory Live Online Tutorials or the Self-study Online Course

Practical Live Online Tutorials

Theory & Practical Classroom Course (London dates tbc. Available in person in Scotland and with some international tutors.)

Jane Pettigrew

UKTA Director of Studies

Jane Pettigrew is one of the best-known and most highly respected professionals in the tea world.

Jane has worked as a writer, historian and educator in tea for over 35 years. She co-founded the UK Tea Academy in 2015 and in her role as Director of Studies, develops the certified courses, recruits the tutors and enjoys personal contact with students by teaching several UKTA modules and Masterclasses. She is tirelessly committed to sharing her knowledge of tea, building relationships with the tea producers and improving the standards of tea service in hospitality.

Jane enjoys a stellar reputation in the international tea industry and has written 17 books on tea, including the encyclopaedic World of Tea which won Best Tea Publication at the World Tea Awards, World Tea Expo 2019.

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