ITA Certified Intermediate Tea Course - Chinese Tea Ceremony

Level 1- Chinese Tea Ceremony Part 1: The Art and Science of Brewing Green Tea
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  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 40 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
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Course Description

We'll have four major levels of ITA (International Tea Academy) certified Tea courses include this one you'll take (Foundation / Intermediate / Milestone / Mastery). The ITA certified tea course - Foundations of Chinese Tea is also available on Udemy right now, this course is focus on: Chinese Tea Ceremony Part 1: The Art and Science of Brewing Green Tea. After you complete 4 level of our courses (include currently available online courses and another upcoming courses), we'll have a final exam post on the last level (Mastery level) on Udemy, after you pass the exam (The exam will be easy if you learning every single levels seriously), you'll achieve the ITA tea courses completion certification.

This ITA certified intermediate (Level 1) online tea course course will help you clarify your understanding of the different varieties of traditional tea ceremonies by looking at:

1. Where the tea ceremonies came from;

2. How the tea ceremonies were developed;

3. How to properly practice the different tea ceremonies;

4. What it takes to judge the quality of a tea ceremony;

5. How to utilize the methods of the various proper tea ceremonies to accurately evaluate and appreciate teas.

After you complete this level:

No matter where you are,

who you talking to,

or how busy your lifestyle,

you’ll use what you have learned from this course to enrich your life:

1. You’ll make amazing friends through your participation in tea culture.

2. You’ll bring tea into your daily life in a fresh, new way, resulting in a whole new level of health and relaxation.

3. Also, this course will help you start an amazing new career in tea. After you complete this ITA certified Intermediate Tea Course, you will feel even more confident talking about tea than some people who have been working in the tea industry for over a decade.

As a special gift, we are offering a special coupon code to all students enrolled in this course. Not only will you be able to enroll in our other tea courses covering different levels of mastery with the lowest possible tuition, but you can also get our tea books accompanying each of our online courses, all of which go into even greater detail about the art and business of tea, at discounted prices. After you complete the course, you will be granted International Tea Academy Certification, which will be of tremendous benefit to the development of your future career in tea.


What are the requirements?

  • Tea tools and teas are not necessary, but will add greatly to your learning experience.
  • We highly suggest you drink teas as you follow along with the course. We recommend Wild Tea Qi teas as I can guarantee the quality of the teas here.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This intermediate level course will be an important level for helping you clarify your understanding of the different varieties of traditional tea ceremonies by looking at:
  • Where the tea ceremonies came from;
  • How the tea ceremonies were developed;
  • How to properly practice the different tea ceremonies;
  • What it takes to judge the quality of a tea ceremony;
  • How to utilize the methods of the various proper tea ceremonies to accurately evaluate and appreciate teas.
  • After you complete this level: No matter where you are,who you talking to, or how busy your lifestyle,you’ll use what you have learned from this course to enrich your life:
  • 1. You’ll make amazing friends through your participation in tea culture.
  • 2. You’ll bring tea into your daily life in a fresh, new way, resulting in a whole new level of health and relaxation.
  • 3. Also, this course will help you start an amazing new career in tea. After you complete this ITA certified Intermediate Tea Course, you will feel even more confident talking about tea than some people who have been working in the tea industry for over a decade.

What is the target audience?

  • Whether you are a tea drinker, coffee lover, wine connoisseur you will benefit from this course. Whether you are in the tea business, as a tea shop owner, distributor, blogger, tea master, starting a tea business or have interest in tea, you will greatly benefit from this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to the Course
Preview
03:52
Section 2: The origins of the ancient Chinese tea ceremony
How traditional Chinese tea ceremony was expressed?
Preview
02:03
Section 3: How Chinese tea ceremony developed
04:33

Han Wei and the Six Dynasties was a long period that saw the rise and fall of many small dynasties. At this period in ancient China, the method of brewing tea was called " cooking" or " boiling" tea.

10:34

The Sui Tang period was composed of two major dynasties, the Sui dynasty and Tang dynasty. People created a new way of making tea

11:16

During this period, the ancient Chinese created another new way of brewing tea and it became one of the major periods in the history of Chinese tea ceremony.

04:18

At this period the Chinese tea culture was truly enriched. The major tea varieties were created during this period: green tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, black tea, white tea, dark tea....most teas we drink still fall into the major categories created during this period.

Section 4: The process of Chinese tea ceremony
02:38

There were three different ways of using a porcelain teapot to brew tea.

08:35

Another popular brewing method is using a small teapot, we dive deeper how it process and how it relate with Gong Fu Cha tea ceremony.

06:48

The details of express that how to process tea ceremony by using teapot.

03:56
The details of express that how to process tea ceremony by using Gai Wan.
03:23

Summarize everything you learned in this chapter so that you can see the big picture of the evolution of the Chinese tea ceremony until today.

Section 5: Tea ceremony method for brewing green tea
02:14

There are many different ways to brew tea, but here are 6 steps that must be observed no matter what kind of tea or what kind of brewing method you use.

01:00

No matter what kinds of teas you are drinking, even blended teas with many different fragrances, you should be able to identify them as one of six major varieties.

01:16

Discover the most common and important type that everyone is familiar with: green tea. And what's are three major methods for brewing green tea.

Section 6: Glass brewing
06:44

Glass the most common teware but do you know there is many different ways by using glass to brewing tea.

02:17

What if after a particular brew we don't want to drink the next infusion for a while? What is the best way to store used tea leaves until the next infusion?

Section 7: Gai Wan Brewing
13:33

The details about how to use a Gai Wan to brew green tea.

Section 8: Common questions of brew good cup of tea
05:13

How to adjust brewing quantity for more people?

01:06

Why did I pour the tea liquor into the tea pourer in a counterclockwise direction?

02:45

What is the meaning of the tea pet and why do we pour water onto the tea pet?

01:59

Why brewing tea in the way of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony is the best way?

04:53

Different types of water we have from nature and how we use them when brewing tea to receive many different benefits for ourselves.

02:45

How important the effect of water is on tea?

01:59

The principles of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

Section 9: Teapot Brewing
08:04

What is principle of using a teapot to brew green tea? How it process?

01:29

Why we pour hot water on the teapot?

Section 10: Last Key
01:30

Last key to brew a great cup of tea.

Section 11: Bonus Section: More From Shana Zhang
Tea as medicine
Article
The Ying and Yang of Tea
Article
The 5 Elements of Tea
Article
Chinese tea ceremony’s philosophy
Article
More from Shana Zhang
Article

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Instructor Biography

Shana Zhang, ITA Certified Tea Specialist, Professional Tea Book Writer

Shana Zhang is a certified tea expert by International Tea Academy. She grew up in a tea family that owns two tea plantation and two tea factories in Yunnan, China. Her tea book The Wild Truth of Tea been published on Amazon. She has a deep and unique perspective of the tea industry from the Chinese side of things. She worked for her family's tea company, which is the largest tea export company in Yunnan province, where she was responsible for international sales, tea quality testing, fair trade certification, IMO certification, plantation inspection and other responsibilities.

She was professionally trained within China in Chinese tea ceremony and as a professional tea taster. She currently a shareholder in Wild Tea Qi, which is a tea company that is distributed in the US. She manage the buying operations, tea farmers and plantation inspections, package design, and international sales. She joined Wild Tea Qi as part of her mission to help protect China's quickly dwindling natural environment, as the guiding spirit of integrity in support of Biodiversity tea and preserving the original tea artisans.

Together, Wild Tea Qi's founder and president and the tea book Wild Tea Hunter's author JT Hunter and her have built this company based on their years of experience going deep within China, hunting down the finest artisanal teas available and collecting some incredible stories along the way.

In addition to all this,they have compiled information about hundreds of tea companies from around the world, they also the founder of International Tea Academy and you can read Shana's tea book The Wild Truth of Tea on Amazon, she is ready to share with you lots of this insider tea knowledge.

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