IKIGAI-CHA TEA ACADEMY

IKIGAI-CHA TEA ACADEMY is an educational platform that was founded based on a deep passion for Japanese tea.  Open to both professionals and enthusiasts, our programs offer a unique journey of discovery into the world of tea to witness the magnificent transformation of leaves into a seductive beverage – a true delicacy packed with the power of epi-nutrients.

IKIGAI-CHA TEA ACADEMY’S purpose is to support Japanese tea industry,  demystify the world of tea, enable consumers and professionals to make informed choices on selecting, preparing, serving, pairing, and most importantly, enjoying quality, authentic Japanese teas. 

JAPANESE TEA DISCOVERY COURSE

The Japanese Tea Discovery Course provides cultural insight into various high quality Japanese tea varieties, how to select them, as well as learn the authentic way of tea making from a qualified professional. Students will also understand the numerous health benefits of green teas and develop a sophisticated tea tasting palette through tutored tastings.

One Day Course

10 teas to taste

6 hours of exciting studies

COURSE FEES: AED 2000

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN COURSE FEES

  • All tuition (6 hours of training)
  • Course material handouts
  • Tasting of 8 tea varieties
  • A two- course lunch and 2 tea breaks including refreshments
  • Teaware Set:
    • Kyusu (tea pot) with ceramic filter
    • 4 tea cups
    • Chawan (Matcha bowl)
    • Chasen (Matcha whisk)
    • Chashaku (Bamboo spoon)
  • Set of bamboo chopsticks
  • Certificate of completion and Ikigai-cha pin

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • Key insights of the Japanese tea Industry
  • The basic principles of Japanese tea production
  • The main varieties of Japanese tea (Sencha, Matcha, Gyokuro, Hojicha, Genmaicha)
  • Key methods of brewing Japanese tea
  • Ways of serving Japanese tea
  • How to store Japanese tea for optimal flavor preservation
  • Tutored tastings of 8 teas
  • How to taste and describe Japanese tea

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Your passion towards learning is all you need!

STUDY FORMAT

The course lasts one day, from 9 am to 5 pm, including a lunch break, study time and the exam. Course group is limited to 12 students

ASSESMENT

The assessment takes place in the last session of the course and has two parts: theory which consists of 30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 45 minutes and practical part which is focused on preparation and describing of a tea sample.