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The Tea Gallery proudly offers the Institute of Masters of Tea Arts (IMTA) Tea Master Certification Programs.  The certification programs guide tea lovers through the world of authentic Chinese tea arts, and help individuals develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become multi-faceted tea masters.

The IMTA programs are comprised of three levels.  Candidates will receive accreditation for the expertise gained in each program level, by choosing to complete the certification exams.

The Master of Tea Arts Diploma is the highest tier of accreditation that can be attained. To earn the title of Master of Tea Arts, candidates must pass three levels of examinations:

1. Fundamental Chinese Tea Arts Program: Certified Tea Master Exam (CTM)
2. Premier Tea Masters Program: Premier Tea Master Certification Exam (PTM)
3. The Master of Tea Arts Diploma Exam (MTA)

Individuals that successfully complete all three levels of certification earn the Master of Tea Arts diploma and can be referred to as a Master of Tea Arts (MTA).

Certification programs are taught by Michael Wong and Winnie Lee who are registered instructors of the IMTA. The Tea Gallery is the IMTA's sole education branch in New York, and is the IMTA's acting New York office.

For program registration and inquiries please contact Michael or Winnie at

Further details about the IMTA's Certification Programs may also be viewed at the Institute's website at:

In addition to the IMTA's certification courses, the Tea Gallery also offers fun and educational workshops for tea enthusiasts of all levels. Please contact us for our schedule of events and details.