Whether you’re a student having just completed the G.C.E. Advanced Level exam or an undergraduate preparing to embark on a career or even a professional aspiring to build new skills, The Mel’s Tea Academy offers courses for career advancement, personal enrichment or the development of new skills. Check out the following courses offered at The Mel’s Tea Academy.


FOUNDATION IN TEA TASTING AND GRADING




DESCRIPTION

Aspiring to pursue a career in the Tea Industry? Follow The Mel’s Tea Academy’s Foundation in Tea Tasting and Grading program. This 12-week course is ideal for students who have just completed their G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination (A/Level) and individuals who would like to familiarize with the Art of Tea Tasting and Grading. The Program is also open to anyone interested in gaining an in-depth understanding and knowledge about this 150-year-old industry and mastering the fine art of tea tasting and grading.

Chosen candidates have an opportunity to explore the history of Ceylon Tea while closely studying the process involved in transforming the plucked leaf into an exquisite ‘cuppa’. Students will also gain an understanding of the marketing aspects and practices in the Industry. The Course includes visits to places of relevance in the Tea industry which enables students to witness and experience first-hand the modules covered in the syllabus.

Other Features: Qualified and Experienced panel of Visiting Lecturers/Speakers

Final Examination Criteria:

The Course entails written and practical assignments, while regular attendance at lectures and field visits is a compulsory criterion for the final examination.

Prerequisite:

English Proficiency Requirement

Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is required for this course. An aptitude test will be conducted prior to selection for the program.

COMMENCEMENT

Next Batch Intake: May 2017

Registrations: NOW OPEN

Medium of Instruction: English

Class times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Registrations Close: TBN* (To be Notified)

REGISTRATION

Enrollment forms can be collected from the Academy Office. Duly completed enrollment forms must be handed over together with two (2) passport-size photographs to the Academy Office between 9:00 am – 12:30 pm from Monday – Saturday. For enrollments submitted online, a scanned passport size photograph should be attached along with the form. Further please bring 1 passport-size photograph when calling over at the academy office for the aptitude test. This is required for the Student ID card.

Note: Full Payment must be made upon successful completion of an aptitude test

Course Tuition Fee: Rs. 100,000

Limited intake per batch (A maximum of 10 students for each intake, limited with the intention of providing close attention and in-depth training.)

ENROLLMENT FORM

Foundation Course in Tea Tasting
& Grading

The Mel’s Tea Academy

223A, Nirmana Mawatha, Nawala, Sri Lanka
Tel:- +94112853040

Address :

Contact number :

Educational qualifications :

(Should submit certified copies)


Payment for the Course could be made by Cash/Cheque.

Cheque to be drawn in favour of "The Mel’s Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd"

THE BUSINESS OF TEA




DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in advancing your career in the Tea Industry? Do you desire to develop new skills? Then The Mel’s Tea Academy Business of Tea program is just for you. Conducted over a 6-week period, this course is ideal for individuals who are involved in the industry and want a more in-depth knowledge of tasting, grading and the business of tea. The Program is also open to anyone interested in developing new skills or acquiring a concise yet comprehensive understanding and knowledge about the business of tea.

Participants have an opportunity to explore the background to Sri Lanka’s tea industry, learn the different tea types, delve into the benefits associated with Tea and learn the proper method of brewing tea. Students also study the important practices behind the business of tea.

The Course features a practical component wherein students are given the opportunity to master the art of tea tasting and grading. A Practical assessment on tea tasting and grading will be conducted upon conclusion of this course.

COMMENCEMENT

Next Batch Intake: Saturday, 6 May 2017

Registrations: NOW OPEN

Medium of Instruction: English

Class times: Saturdays 9:30 am – 12: 30 pm

Registrations Close: TBN* (To be Notified)

REGISTRATION

Enrollment forms can be collected from the Academy Office. Duly completed enrollment forms must be handed over to the Academy Office between 9:00 am – 12:30 pm from Monday – Saturday.

Note: Full payment must be made when submitting enrollment form. For enrollments submitted online, full payment must be made within one week of mailing form.

Course Tuition Fee: Rs. 40,000

Limited enrollment / intake per batch (A maximum of 10 students for each intake, limited with the intention of providing close attention and in-depth training.)

ENROLLMENT FORM

The Business of Tea
Course

The Mel’s Tea Academy

223A, Nirmana Mawatha, Nawala, Sri Lanka
Tel:- +94112853040

Address :

Contact number :


Payment for the Course could be made by Cash/Cheque.

Cheque to be drawn in favour of "The Mel’s Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd"

Tourist Courses

Tea tasting is a natural art which requires innate talent and years of experience. However, for tea aficionados desiring to learn and master the art of tea tasting, the Mel’s Tea Academy offers a concise yet comprehensive experience. With the objective of keeping it concise and easy to grasp, the Mel’s Tea Academy has carefully developed a set of courses accessible to anyone.

Taste and Learn…...Experience and Enjoy……

Learn about the history of Ceylon tea, master the art of distinguishing between an “Uva” or “Low grown” tea, or identifying a “BOPF” from an “Orange Pekoe” in more detail and acquire the techniques and vocabulary of tasting. Taste the different varieties of Ceylon tea and discover how the plucked leaf is transformed into an exquisite ‘cuppa’ that refreshes millions across the globe. The Academy offers either a 1-day, 3-day or 5-day session that will guarantee tourists a brief introduction to Sri Lanka’s vibrant tea culture.


The Art of Tea 101




DESCRIPTION

The Art of Tea 101 guarantees participants a brief overview of the Tea industry in Sri Lanka. Learn about the history of Ceylon Tea, the structure of the Tea industry and taste and experience the different types of Ceylon Tea.

COMMENCEMENT

Medium of Instruction: English

Period: One-day Program

Duration: 3 hours

REGISTRATION

By Prior Appointment Only. Please contact the Academy Office for more information or to register.

Note: Full Payment must be made upon registration

Course Fee: Course Fee: Rs. 15,000


Variant Vibrancy of Ceylon Tea




DESCRIPTION

Variant Vibrancy of Ceylon Tea offers you a concise yet comprehensive understanding of Sri Lanka’s Tea industry. The course covers topics such as the history of Ceylon tea, tea plantations, tea manufacture process, structure of the Tea Industry in Sri Lanka culminating in a special visit to the Tea Auction in Colombo.

COMMENCEMENT

Medium of Instruction: English

Period: Three-Day Program

Duration: 3 hours Per Day

REGISTRATION

By Prior Appointment Only. Please contact the Academy Office for more information or to register.

Note: Full Payment must be made upon registration

Course Fee: Rs. 45,000


Tea Master Class




DESCRIPTION

This 5-day Master Class is ideal for those who desire to master the fine art of tea tasting and grading and experience the lush green plantation atmosphere in Sri Lanka. The course introduces the history of Ceylon tea and provides an overview of topics such as tea plantations, tea manufacture and the structure of Sri Lanka’s Tea industry. Participants are also guaranteed an educational excursion to a tea garden in Sri Lanka. During this visit you have the opportunity to witness and experience tea plucking and the tea manufacturing process. The excursion also affords a view of some of Sri Lanka’s scenic beauties and places of interest. Finally, learn the secret behind preparing an authentic cup of Ceylon tea.

COMMENCEMENT

Medium of Instruction: English

Period: Five-Day Program (Inclusive of visit to Tea Garden which will be 2-days/1 Night)

Duration: 3 hours Per Day

REGISTRATION

By Prior Appointment Only. Please contact the Academy Office for more information or to register.

Note: Full Payment must be made upon registration

Course Fee: Rs. 110,000