Tea & Etiquette® Seminar Tuition includes:
All classes Monday at 9:00am through Tuesday at 2:00pm
400 page manual with 11 student workbook modules
CD of digital files and artwork in Word format
Tea & Etiquette™ Consultant certificate
Three hours of tea tasting sessions
Professional tea taster's cupping set
Monday Breakfast and Tutorial Luncheon
Tuesday Breakfast and Luncheon
10% discount on Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and Benjamin Press products
Copy of The New Tea Companion by Bruce Richardson and Jane Pettigrew
Three volumes of The Elmwood Inn recipe books
Tea & Etiquette book by Dorothea Johnson & Bruce Richardson
Children's Tea & Etiquette book by Dorothea Johnson & Bruce Richardson
Class photograph, diploma and press release

Tea & Etiquette® Two Day Tutorial


8:15am      Complimentary Breakfast

9:00am     Opening and Introductions

9:15am      Introductions Made Easy
Learn a proper handshake, introducing yourself, making introductions, remembering names, and how to work a room.

10:00am    The Etiquette of Tea
Learn how to host a tea event like a pro. From formal afternoon teas to buffet tea parties or tea showers, you will come away with the skills needed to host an event with confidence.

11:00am     Dining Etiquette
Learn how to teach important basic dining skills such as continental style, napkin etiquette, table service, and other dining do's and don’ts.

12:00pm     Tea & Etiquette Luncheon
This will be your opportunity to practice your newly-honed dining skills. Learn how to weave your Tea & Etiquette manual information into your own tea events.

1:30pm    Using your Tea & Etiquette™ Manual
Learn additional ways to use your Tea & Etiquette™ manual with various audiences.

2:00pm     Tea as a Lifestyle (in combination with the TEA 101 MasterClass students) Tea is more than a commodity or drink. It is a way of living for a growing number of Americans looking for a way to infuse health and serenity into their lives.

3:15pm     Tea Tasting #1: White & Green Teas

This is the first of four sessions where you’ll be introduced to tea grades, countries of origin, and cupping techniques as we experience specialty teas from around the world.

4:15pm     Understanding Specialty Tea

We follow tea as it travels from the bush to the cup in tea gardens around the world.

5:30pm     Dinner on your own and free evening.


8:15am    Complimentary Breakfast

9:00am     Tea Tasting #2: Black Teas

10:00am   Creating a Tea Meal

Hear how Shelley Richardson designed the beautiful tea foods you’ve seen in her three books. This session is always a highlight.

10:45am     Tea Tasting #3:  Herbals/Infusions

11:45am     Tea & Health

You’ve read Bruce Richardson’s articles on this timely subject in magazines such as Fresh Cup and TeaTime. Learn the latest on research studies being conducted worldwide and how you can infuse tea into a healthy lifestyle.

12:00pm     Complimentary Luncheon

1:00pm      Presentation of Diplomas

Seminar Schedule

This seminar was unparalleled. It exceeded my expectations in every regard. The care and detail with which it was carried out rivals the most joyful learning experiences of my life.

- Stacie Schultz


$1599 when you place your $599 deposit through January 31, 2018

$1699 when you place your $699 deposit February 1 - June 30, 2018

$1799 when you place your $799 deposit after June 30, 2018

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Your deposit, less $100 textbook and administration fee, will be refunded if you cancel before August 15. No refund is allowed after August 15. However, you may attend a future session by paying a $100 administrative fee. 

 Save 20% when multiple students from the same family or business register together. Call Joanna Kirby at 800.765.2139 for details. Class size is limited

See more information about our discounted room rates at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. A $50 event fee is added for students staying off campus.