Japanese Tea Intermediate Course Online


By now you probably have a strong interest in Japanese tea and would like to deepen it further. We would be glad to have you on the Japanese Tea Intermediate Course online!

The course covers a wide variety of topics including Japanese tea industry, tea regions as well as variations in Japanese tea production. You will also be able to get a better understanding of Japanese tea culture as well as professionally taste and evaluate several lesser known Japanese teas such as Kabusecha, Tamaryokucha, Wakoucha and much more.

Participation in this course will help you to expand your knowledge and understanding of Japanese tea that will come useful in current or future tea projects. Let’s explore the wider world of Japanese tea together!


Course Format and Topics

The course consists of 2h x 4 session that are held weekly and is held English by by the association founders – Simona Suzuki and Anna Poian.  To ensure interactive and personable experience the course is limited to 5 people and is held live over Zoom. After the successful completion of the course students will receive the course certificate. The course includes the topics below.

  • Japanese Tea Industry
  • Japanese Tea Regions
  • Variations in Japanese Tea Production
  • Lesser-known Japanese Tea Kinds:
    • Kabusecha
    • Fukamushicha
    • Tamaryokucha
    • Kamairicha
    • Wakoucha
    • Oolongcha
  • Japanese Tea Professional Evaluation
  • Japanese Tea Culture


Graduate Voices


Paula from Brazil, 2021 course

“It was very good to continue the studies, more deeply now, on Japanese teas. Once again the instructor demonstrated knowledge and a lot of skill. The practical experience was great for building knowledge. Congratulations to everyone involved in this amazing course!!! Can’t wait for the association’s next activities.”

Carol form Belgium, 2021 course

“Very well organized, congratulations! It motivates to do even more with Japanese tea!”

Sara form Italy, 2021 course

“The teacher Simona provided us with a lot of knowledge about Japanese tea and its culture. It was great to have the possibility to taste a lot of tea together and share our thoughts. I wish I can continue my education with GJTea in the future.”


Dates & Times 

September 2023 Course 1: 1pm-3pm on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September (Japan time, UTC+09:00)
September 2023 Course 2: 5pm-7pm on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September (Japan time, UTC+09:00)

October 2023 Course 1: 7pm-9pm on 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st October (Japan time, UTC+09:00)
October 2023 Course 2: 5pm-7pm on 12th, 19th, 26th October and 2nd November (Japan time, UTC+09:00)

November 2023 Course 1: 2pm-4pm on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November (Japan time, UTC+09:00)
November 2023 Course 2: 6pm-8pm on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November (Japan time, UTC+09:00)

*If you would like to check the time in your timezone, you can use a free tool like world time buddy. You can even select a specific date, to help avoid unexpected seasonal time changes. Please be aware that many countries Europe will switch to daylight saving time on 29th October, and some countries in North America will switch to daylight saving time on 5th November.


Course Fee

Regular fee ¥62,900 
Member fee ¥59,900 (for Tea Fellows and Tea Catalysts)


What Is Included

  • 4 live course sessions
  • Course handbook and slides
  • High grade Japanese teas needed during the course for brewing and evaluation
  • Teaware from famous regions in Japan, needed during the course that will also be useful long after the course:
    • Shigaraki shiboridashi x 1
    • Shigaraki yuzamashi x 1
    • Minoyaki gyokuro cups x 5
    • Minoyaki evaluation cups x 5
    • Evaluation strainers x 5
    • Black evaluation plates x 5
  • Shipping to your address
  • Certificate upon successful course completion and passing of the exam

*The visual appearance of the teaware items may differ from the image.



  • Japanese Tea Foundation Course certificate
  • Japanese Tea Foundation Course set items: 
    • Kyusu x 2
    • White sencha cups x 6
    • Matcha bowl x 1
    • Matcha whisk x 1
    • Matcha scoop x 1
    • White display plates x 5



To register please select the course below and complete the payment. Please register only if you are available to attend all 4 sessions of the course.


Cancelation Policy

  • More than30 days prior to the course start date: full refund (excluding transaction fees)
  • 30 days prior to the course start date: no refund