The programme will be offered by IIPM in collaboration with Tea Board of India, Ministry of Commerce & Government of India and tea sector. The program is recognized by Tea Board of India, and Tea Industry, for the professional practice of tea tasting and tea making. The field and factory visits are essential part of the program. The program will ensure the participants to upgrade their skill in tea tasting and marketing such that their career gets propelled in right direction.
The course structure is flexible to cater to the needs of the participants. The program is classified into three streams based on the background of the program participants. The classification of the program participants is fresher to tea industry, experience in tea manufacturing, and Experience in tea tasting. In all the streams, the technical, functional and marketing/blending aspects of tea & tasting, are blended differently in order to fill the skill gaps of the participants.
The graduate in any discipline, recognized by UGC/ AIUs who has proficiency in written and oral communication in English are eligible for this programme. In case candidates sponsored by planters, plantation associations, Brokerages, tea manufacturers, tea buyers, Beverage sector and blenders, there will be special consideration in eligibility norms.
Foreign Nationals / NRIs / PIO candidates can also apply to the programme.