Over the Teacups

Giving Voice to the Tea Industry

Certified Tea Class by STI

Posted on | May 8, 2014 | Comments

No Gravatar

Tea Certification Class

Specialty Tea Institute Tea Class

Remember to register for an STI tea class in Long Beach, California! Join the Specialty Tea Institute to receive specialized instruction by the nation’s foremost tea instructors  (click here for registration):


May 28th-29th in Long Beach, CA for Levels 1, 2, 3 Cupping, Elective: Train the Trainer & Elective: Tea in a Food Service Environment:


May 28- Level 1 taught by Jennifer Petersen (Tea Trade Mart)

May 28- Level 3 Cupping taught by Kyle Stewart (The Cultured Cup)

May 29- Level 2 taught by Kyle Stewart

May 29- Elective: Train the Trainer taught by Richard Guzauskas (Tealifestyle)

May 29- Elective: Tea in a Food Service Environment taught by Cynthia Gold (L’Espalier)


ELECTIVE: “Train the Trainer”– Presented for the FIRST time! Are you interested in teaching STI Classes or working on your presentation skills? Taught & developed by Richard Guzauskas, this class is open for people who wish to work on their presentation skills and by earning enough volunteer hours also aid in presenting STI material.


ELECTIVE: “Tea in the Foodservice Environment”-Back by request of our Students.  Developed by Cynthia Gold, a Chef and Tea Sommelier, it focuses on real life food service issues of tea service in a variety of environments, as well as tea and food pairings, cooking with tea and tea cocktails!  It complements the current STI curriculum but can also be taken alone.  This new elective joins the recently introduced Tea Blending elective, and is part of an exciting new set of classes to supplement the core academic STI material.  No pre-requisites required!


Want to join other tea professionals at the Tea Council of the USA and STI?  Membership information is available online at Tea USA dot com. http://www.teausa.org/


If you have any questions, please contact Ellainy Karaboitis-Christopoulos at ekaraboitis@teausa.org or at (212)986-0250. 

See you in Class!

About the Author

Jennifer Petersen is a tea enthusiast, Certified Tea Professional, teaches various aspects about tea as a business, and a marketing consultant to the beverage industry. Always fascinated by other people who love tea, she is a life-long student and admirer of those who choose tea as a lifestyle.