Business and Science of Tea

Course Date:
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Registration Period:

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7 pm to 10 pm

24 hours / 8 sessions

Mode of Training:

Singapore Polytechnic & Parchmen Academy of Coffee and Tea

Course Introduction
Tea is a common beverage in many countries. However, it is limited to the very usual menu of colonial style red tea blends and green teas from limited producing countries like India, Sri Lanka and Japan, while ignoring the whole spectrum of other types of teas from China and Korea, as well as other minor tea producing countries like Vietnam and Myanmar. Tea menus in local F&B establishments do not diversify much. The reasons for this include lack of knowledge due to inadequate training and misconception that tea is confusing and difficult to understand.

F&B establishments could potentially benefit more from tea by serving specialty teas with a wide spectrum of processing methods and flavours. To achieve this, there is a need to equip F&B operators with the knowledge to serve such teas. This course aims to address these concerns and equip participants with the adequate knowledge on tea awareness and handling.

Course Objective

By the end of the course participants would have learnt the basic knowledge and skills required to understand and brew tea professionally at home and work. Participants would be equipped with the necessary confidence to serve and handle a variety of specialty teas.

Course Outline

• History and culture of Tea
• Introduction to Tea producing countries
• Sensory Training and Tea Brewing
• Tea Processing methods and Tasting
• Green Tea and Japanese Tea Ceremony
• Introduction to White Tea, Yellow Tea and Wulong Tea
• Introduction to Red tea, Chinese Tea Ceremony and Tisane
• Business aspects of Tea
• Tea fermentation, blending and pairing


Suitable for
Tea Sommelier, Coffee Barista, Wine Sommelier, Bartenders, F&B Owners, managers and supervisors.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
Basic English Proficiency


Award / Certification / Accreditation
Participants who attain at least 75% attendance of the course and successfully pass the assessments will be awarded an e-certificate (Certificate of Performance) from Singapore Polytechnic.

Course Fee

 Singapore Citizens aged 50 and above Singapore Citizens/ Singapore PRs/Foreigners
Funding available50% of the course fee excluding GST (capped at $500 per course)Nil
Course Fees Payable$444.60 (incl. of GST)$834.60 (incl. of GST)

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Terms and Conditions

*Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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