Tea Etiquette Certification

Charleston School of Protocol in conjunction with The Tea House Times

Why Tea Etiquette Certification?

The Charleston School of Protocol is pleased to announce Tea Etiquette Certification.

This program is a comprehensive program developed by the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette, Inc. in co-operation with The Tea House Times, LLC to create an etiquette certified designation for the tea professional.

Upon successful completion of the six part program, the tea professional will receive the Tea Etiquette Certified designation by the Charleston School of Protocol and will be able to carry and display that designation.

The Tea Etiquette Certification Program is designed to be taken completely online mainly at your convenience and will allow the tea professional to gain knowledge and certification upon successful completion of the program.

This program, as with any certification program developed by the Charleston School of Protocol, is not just about learning the etiquette of drinking tea, as presenting and teaching is only one aspect of doing business. It is understanding the professionalism of doing business, creating the atmosphere, event success, communication excellence and the success of marketing your brand…It is more inclusive and comprehensive and designed to take the tea professional and their business to a new level.

Business today takes knowledge in not just your area of expertise, but also being able to convey who you are with excellence. Being able to market yourself as “Tea Etiquette Certified” will give your customers, clients and colleagues the understanding that you are committed to excellence, personally and professionally.

Who will benefit?

The TEC designation will provide a distinction to tea professionals around the world to include:

  • Tea houses
  • Bed and breakfasts
  • Hospitality professionals
  • Tea shops
  • Tea Industry professionals
  • Hospitality consultants

The program is developed in six modules.

For details on the modules, please click the modules tab above.

Learning Modules

Module 1 – Professionalism and Brand Awareness – Understanding the importance of brand definition, first impressions, business cards, handshake, presentation, personal and professional branding.

Module 2 – Communication Excellence – Reflecting your brand with excellence…includes verbal communication, invitation etiquette, titles, honorifics, proper addressing of people verbal and written.

Module 3 – Successful Marketing of the Brand – Networking, understanding your market, effective messaging, etiquette of correspondence.

Module 4 – Event Success – Introductions, name tags, arrival and departure, gift etiquette, host etiquette, guest etiquette and thank you notes, will be discussed.

Module 5 – Creating the Atmosphere for Tea – This module includes understanding the enjoyment of taking tea, which may be enhanced by the atmosphere created. Topics discussed are tea service, fulfillment of the sensory enjoyment; sounds, smells, visuals, taste and feel.

Module 6 – The Etiquette of Drinking Tea – This module is about proper tea service, the service of tea, handling the cup, conversation, food, etc.

As you can see, the first three modules are basically on the professionalism of doing business and the last three modules are on the etiquette of the event.

Each of the six modules as stated, will include the following learning tools to assist in your education at all levels of membership.

And that is not all!

You will also receive:

An additional module for Business Support that you will need to build your business to include press releases, invoices, program contract, etc.

An additional module for Tea Basics Introduction – A briefing on some of the basics.

An additional module for Tea Forward – To include next steps, resources and several tea event outlines.

Learning Tools

Visual presentations provided by Cynthia Grosso, one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject of protocol and etiquette.

  • Learning in an audio format
  • Notes and handouts downloadable in a PDF format
  • Lesson plan outlining the topics and objective for each module
  • Online test submitted for each module. Each participant must receive a passing grade for all six modules to receive the TEC designation.
  • Resource list for websites, additional reading lists and other resources which may assist in the knowledge and understanding of each module.

This Tea Etiquette Certification (TEC) program is a cost effective program with support to meet the needs of the participants.

Upon successful completion of the six part program, the tea professional will receive the Tea Etiquette Certified designation by the Charleston School of Protocol and will be able to carry and display that designation.

To ensure professional continuing education, the Tea Etiquette Certification must be renewed every three years.

Investment information:

Investment:
Online training program $745.00 (US)

The $745.00 (US) program investment is payable upon enrollment or pre-payment program option.

Payment:
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cashier and personal checks.
No personal checks from international students will be accepted.

Tea Etiquette Certified – The participant will have access to the online TEC program and teaching resources plus the following value added benefits and support:

  • Enhanced resources to support the tea professional to include presentation materials, handouts and audio communications.
  • Daily Personal Protocol Coach (PPC) received at your inbox five times a week for six months, which provides one minute protocol coaching sessions to enhance your professionalism.
  • Two, one hour personal coaching sessions to be scheduled within the one year period of the course.
  • Monthly Gift

To ensure professional continuing education, the Tea Etiquette Certification must be renewed every three years.

For information on your investment towards your certification or to get started, click the “link” below or at the top of this page… and begin today!

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Are You Ready to Take Your Career to the Next Level?

You’ll be able to login to our state of the art eLearning platform and be able to access all your online course materials.

This easy to use approach creates a friendly and fun environment for you to learn these important professional skills.

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