About the IMTA

Vision & Aims

Our vision is to nurture Tea Masters that will promote higher quality products and services in the tea industry, and perpetuate the complete experience of tea as an art.

The Institute of Masters of Tea Arts (IMTA) was established to promote the enjoyment and education of authentic Chinese tea arts. The IMTA aims to provide the highest standards of education and training for tea enthusiasts, and rising tea masters, in the field of Chinese tea.

In addition to an academic education of tea, the IMTA focuses heavily on practical training in both tasting, and the performance of Chinese tea rituals. The objectives of the education programs are:

  • To advance the understanding and enjoyment of Chinese tea in the areas of taste, performance and culture.
  • To further the understanding of issues affecting product quality, and promote higher standards of quality in the tea industry.

Click here to learn more about the IMTA certification programs.

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