ADV.10 Tea and Health
In this class we will learn about how tea consumption positively affects physical, mental, and even spiritual health. We will examine ancient and modern perspectives; first exploring tea’s healing benefits in the context of ancient Chinese culture and Chinese medicine and then summarizing how cutting-edge science demonstrates these effects. In addition to gaining insight into the different perspectives on tea’s health benefits, the class includes insight into how the tea industry can walk the fine line between the limits on claims enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration and still convey to the public the many positive benefits that drinking tea can bring into our lives
- Name and define basic Chinese Medical Terms.
- Describe tea’s historical role as a medicinal beverage in China, Japan and Tibet.
- Describe tea’s positive effects on heart disease, cancer, cognitive function and longevity.
- Describe tea’s history and relationship to spiritual well-being.
- Describe the relationship between tea, protein and Alzheimer’s.
- Name one way that tea helps protect against one of the damaging effects of coffee.
No Class Kit Purchase Required and no additional materials needed
3 weeks (plus one week grace period to submit assignments and complete any tests.)
- Welcome to Your Class
- Course Author Kenneth Cohen
- Tea and Health
- Lecture Materials
- Chinese Medicine
- PART 1: Tea in China
- PART 2: A Tea Glossary of Essential Chinese Medicine Terms
- PART 3: The "Divine Medicine" in Japan and Tibet
- ADV.10 Week 1 Test
- ADV.10 Week 1 Test
- Science and Research Part 1
- Part 1: Heart Disease
- Part 2: Cancer
- Part 3: Diabetes
- Part 4: Dental Health
- ADV.10 Week 2 Test
- ADV.10 Week 2 Test
- Science and Research Part 2
- Part Two: Longevity
- Part Three: And More
- Part Four: Contraindications
- Part Five: Spiritual Well-Being
- Part Six: Tea and Health and the FDA
- ADV.10 Week 3 Test
- ADV.10 Week 3 Test
We offer this class in February, June, and October in 2020.
See schedule for registration and start dates.
This is a very interesting course. I loved how it goes beyond the physical health aspects of tea and the western knowledge. It serves as an introduction to a much wider conversation that we all need to have in terms of the benefits of tea and other botanicals to our physical and psychological health. I want to read and learn more!
Maria InêsJun 21, 2020
As a small tea company this was very informative & frustrating at the same time. I now know what I cannot say about the health benefits of tea. I am not real clear on what I can say legally say though.
PatriciaJun 20, 2020
Now I want to do more study on the subject. I will also start drinking more and more green tea!
LoriOct 17, 2019
Loved all the Great info - great resources plus leads to keep researching in future.
CrystalSep 25, 2018
Found the content extremely interesting and delivered in an accessible and understandable way. A really good spring board to further reading and research on my part.Thank you
DorothyJan 28, 2018
One of the best courses in all of the tea courses that I have taken.
JamesJan 27, 2018
This course visits the scientific and spiritual health effects and benefits of tea which nurture both our pragmatic and philosophical inquiries.
ChristianJan 24, 2018
Interesting and informative.
JudiJan 23, 2018
I was looking forward to this module but as I expected the more you learn the more questions it raises.
JerryJan 22, 2018
Very informative. Surprising in many regards - from the wide range of health benefits to the narrow definitions of the FDA/FTC. Certainly recommended as a primer to any interested in the growth and development of the tea industry.
RobJan 21, 2018
Great course, full of must-know information for the tea professional who wants to legally and responsibly guide customers when asked for health information regarding their tea purchases.
JoanJan 16, 2018
I would like to improve my studies about this theme, as I believe this is the path for a longevity with quality. Thank you and congratulations for this outstanding course
eugeniaJan 14, 2018
The information in this course was not only helpful but inspirational. We all know that there is great depth to the health benefits of this amazing beverage but if it really does everything the Chinese say it can, this course should be taught to more than just us tea people.Thanks to All!
DawnOct 01, 2017
Thank you for the course.It was important for me to know your opinion about the impact of tea on health.The situation with the laws in the US is also very interesting, since I did not know them before.Thanks again.
IgorSep 29, 2017
What a wonderful, though provoking class. I thoroughly emjyed the assignments and would highly recommend this class for anyone looking for a deeper look into the health benefits of tea.
HeatherSep 22, 2017
I really enjoyed this course and look forward to exploring these topics more in depth. I wish we had more time to dive in deeper into the research. I also wish I had more time to spend on this course (it's a crazy time of year for me).
KellyJan 29, 2017
I found the course very interesting and learned quite a bit to enhance my knowledge of tea and how it can be used to enhance health. I enjoyed the history of tea and the many great references to published research. My only suggestion would be to included some of the pronouncement suggestions after the words.
Jacquelyn Jan 21, 2017
Loved this course - don't change a thing! Cheers!
DavidSep 25, 2016
This was a very good introduction to tea & health. I think there is so much information about benefits to health that it would've been difficult to capture it all here. Also, it is always changing, evolving & improving! Touching on Ayurvedic principles could be a good addition to consider for future revisions.
SofiaMay 29, 2016
With all of the media attention on the reported ehealth benefits of tea, not to mention the swiftness that the retail sector has embraced these benefits for marketing and sales purposes, it is vital that those of us in the industry make every effort to educate ourselves so that we can advise consumers properly. This course is very vital in that regard.
DavidMay 19, 2016
TingJan 25, 2016
Fantastic as always! This was a truly educational and fascinating class. Thank you!
JackieJan 22, 2016
I loved learning about Chinese theories!
KarriAug 23, 2015
Totally enjoyed this class! A cup of Tea to your Health & Longevity!
KathleenMar 29, 2015