CORE.06 Beyond Camellia Sinensis
In the final online class for our core curriculum, we extend our knowledge of tea to an overview of the many botanical infusions other than Camellia sinensis. Our focus will be on the most popular herbals in the market such as Rooibos, Yerba Mate, Guayusa, and more. The first week includes an exploration of humankind’s long relationship to botanical infusions as well as an in-depth explanation of the correct vocabulary for what (technically) is and isn’t ‘tea.’ Sensory evaluations of several herbal infusions conclude the class.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Define tea and botanical infusions and know the difference between the two types of beverages.
- Understand the historical significance of botanical infusions to humankind.
- Name and describe the four different historical lineages of the use of herbal treatments.
- Understand the FDA’s stance regarding claims about the benefits of specific herbs in a commercial setting.
- Identify and describe over a dozen popular caffeine-free botanicals.
- Identify and describe popular botanicals other than tea and coffee that contain caffeine.
YOU WILL RECEIVE: 6 botanical infusions
3 weeks (plus one week grace period to submit assignments and complete any tests.)
- Lectures 4
- Questions 20
- Duration 0.5 h (approx)
- Beyond Camellia sinensis
- Your Instructor
- Beyond Camellia sinensis - Introduction
- Part 1: Botanical Infusions
- Part 2: Caffeine-Containing Infusions
- CORE.06 Assignment 1.1
- Week 1 Classroom Assignment
- End of Week One Quiz
- Lecture Materials
- Part 3 – Caffeine-free Tisanes
- CORE.06 Assignment 2.1
- Week 2 Classroom Assignment
- End of Week 2 Quiz
- Lecture Materials
- Sensory Evaluation and Professional Tea Cupping
- CORE.06 Cupping Exercise
- Week 3 Classroom Assignment
- Final Exam - Beyond Camellia Sinensis
Prerequisites: CORE.01; CORE.02
May 2018 class: Registration runs March 26 through April 30. Session is open May 7 through June 3.
July 2018 class: Registration runs May 29 through June 25. Session is open July 2 through July 29.
September 2018 class: Registration runs July 31 through August 27. Session is open September 3 through September 30.
November 2018 class: Registration runs September 25 through October 29. Session is open November 5 through December 2.