The Specialty Tea Institute (STI) is the educational division of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. and the leader in the education of tea professionals. Resulting from the merger of the Specialty Tea Registry (ST*R) and the American Premium Tea Institute (APTI) in 2002, STI created our country’s first standardized and accredited tea education curriculum. Our Certified Training Programs, Levels I, II, III and IV, are held in conjunction with various food and beverage conferences throughout the country.

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world (after water), as well as the fastest growing beverage in the United States with a retail market value exceeding $10B. Like fine wines, specialty teas have an almost infinite variety of flavors, origins and appearances, as well as a rich history and a variety of traditions.

STI has educated more than 1,000 tea and related industry professionals and more than 125 STI –Certified Tea Specialists, all with the credentialed backing of the U.S. Tea Association.

For more information, contact us at:

Specialty Tea Institute®
362 5th Ave, Suite 1002
New York, NY 10001
(T): (212) 986-9415

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