Specialty Tea Institute - Tea Association of the USA
Certified Tea SpecialistŠ
The Specialty Tea Institute (STI) is the educational division of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. and the leader in the education of tea professionals. STI has educated more than 1,000 tea and related industry professionals and more than 125 STI –Certified Tea Specialists, all with the credentialed backing of the U.S. Tea Association.
Our Certified Training Programs, Levels I, II, III and IV, are held in conjunction with various food and beverage conferences throughout the country. STI also offers select area locations with curriculum presented by approved STI Tea Mentors.
On the West Coast and in the Pacific Northwest, Jennifer Petersen is an STI Tea Mentor with classes in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. On-site locations in other cities are available upon request.
STI Certified Tea Specialist™