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UK Tea Academy to hold classes at Tea & Coffee World Cup 2018

Tea & Coffee World Cup is very pleased to announce the UK Tea Academy will be holding a number of workshops and presentations at this year’s Tea & Coffee World Cup, 3-5 September 2018, NEC, Birmingham, UK.

The UK TEA ACADEMY is the only body in the UK to offer a professional tea certification programme. The school was set up to meet a thirst for knowledge about tea from consumers & people who work in the tea business and the service industry.

The UK TEA ACADEMY Course Director is Jane Pettigrew, who will be teaching the classes at the show. Jane has worked in the tea industry for over 30 years. She teaches tea masterclasses all over the world and has written 16 books on tea. In 2014 she was voted Best Tea Educator at the World Tea Awards and in January 2016 was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Tea Production and Tea History in the UK’s New Year Honours list.

The following classes will be taught at the show:

03 September

  • 11:30 – 13:00, Tea Workshop Area
    Tea Brewing [Workshop]
    Basics of brewing, comparative tasting, water temperature, cold brew tea.
  • 14:00 – 14:30, Conference Area
    Why your Customers Deserve More [Lecture]
    Why good tea matters, importance of training your staff, plastic & tea bags
  • 15:30 – 16:30, Tea Workshop Area
    Tea & Food Pairing [Workshop]
    Savoury / Cheese

04 September

  • 11:30 – 13:00, Tea Workshop Area
    Cupping & How to Taste Tea [Workshop]
    Includes sensory evaluation
  • 14:00 – 14:30, Conference Area
    Current Tea Trends [Lecture]
    Global tea trends
  • 15:30 – 16:30, Tea Workshop Area
    Tea & Food Pairing [Workshop]
    Sweet / Chocolate

05 September

  • 11:30 – 12:30, Tea Workshop Area
    Tea for Coffee Drinks [Workshop]
  • 14:00 – 14:30, Conference Area
    Why your Customers Deserve More [Lecture]
    Why good tea matters, importance of training your staff, plastic & teabags

Workshops will be priced at 15 GBP to pre-book or 20 GBP on the day. Lectures will be free of charge. If you would like to reserve a space in any of the above payable workshops please email info@tcworldcup.com

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