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.)
- 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.
Excellent course to expand my knowledge of tisanes. Most of my tea journey has focused on the camelia sinensis plant. I am striving to grow my tea business, and like it or not, there are customers who say they "don't like tea". When I explain that there are botanical infusions that do not contain the camelia sinensis leaf, most customers are willing to try the infusion, and they are pleasantly surprised. This course allowed me to taste and learn about the caffeine containing botanicals as well. I now feel I have a well rounded education in the world of tea, tisanes, and caffeine containing botanicals.
Patricia DennisonAug 27, 2017
I enjoyed learning about and sampling botanical infusions. It was a great course
Heather LoneyJun 27, 2017
Great course, covered the broad spectrum of non-Camellia sinensis infusions in a very compartmentalised, easy to grasp way that can, in-turn, be easily relayed to customers.Thank you!
Dawn TunebergJun 25, 2017
I appreciated learning about the differences between teas, caffeinated infusions, and herbals. I learned about various plants and other infusions of which I was not at all familiar.
DonnaLee YeattsJun 25, 2017
So many botanical infusions are inaccurately called "tea" these days. I thoroughly enjoyed this in depth course on both caffeinated and caffeine-free infusions!
Carrie MakaiFeb 26, 2017
Once again very informative and interesting, however these botanical infusions were so far my least favorite to cup and sample.
Judi SlackNov 27, 2016
This was a very insightful course and gave me the chance to explore yerba mate and lemon verbana which I had never tried before.
Victoria WongSep 20, 2016
Great information! Enjoyed this course!
Ariel BeverlyMay 27, 2016
Great information on botanical infusions!
Juliet TiuMay 22, 2016
This was a course I was really looking forward to being that tisanes are not an area I've done a lot of concentrated study on. Very valuable information.
David PasiekaApr 02, 2016
Excellent introduction to the "herbals" that contain caffeine - thanks.
Sofia CampbellMar 27, 2016
A fun subject to explore but I can't wait to get back to tea! As always, excellent instruction.
Joan ChissusMar 15, 2016
The course really helped me understand more about Herbal Infusions. I strongly believe, this really will help me go ahead are confidently
Darvin WilsonJan 30, 2016
Great course beyond tea!
Michael HemlingOct 25, 2015
very complete information
Ting NicholdsAug 30, 2015
I love to learn and have found that all of the courses I have taken so far offer a plethora of information.
Karri NagelJun 22, 2015
I have had so much fun. The course is terrific
Sabrina Nioche Apr 26, 2015