Course curriculum

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • INTRODUCTION

    • HANDOUT AND GLOSSARY

  • 2

    WHAT'S IN TEA?

    • WHAT IS TEA?

    • THE COMPOSITION OF A TEA LEAF

    • ANTIOXIDANTS

    • FLAVONOIDS

    • THE PHENOLIC FAMILY TREE

    • CATECHINS

    • AMINO ACIDS

    • CAFFEINE

    • MINERALS

    • REVISION

  • 3

    THE IMPACT OF PROCESSING

    • TEA PROCESSING

    • GREEN TEA PROCESSING

    • EXAMPLE COMPOSITION OF A GREEN TEA BREW

    • BLACK TEA PROCESSING

    • CHEMICAL REACTIONS DURING AERATION

    • FROM SIMPLE TO COMPLEX FLAVONOIDS

    • CHANGES DURING BLACK TEA MANUFACTURE

    • COMPOSITION OF BLACK TEA VS GREEN TEA

    • NOT ALL BLACK TEA IS THE SAME!

    • THE EFFECT OF LEAF SIZE ON BREWING

    • THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF A 'TYPICAL' BLACK TEA BREW

    • REVISION

  • 4

    HEALTH IMPACTS BACKED BY SCIENCE

    • WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT TEA IN THE PAST?

    • EU REGULATIONS ON HEALTH CLAIMS

    • EFSA - A HIGH BAR

    • EFSA-APPROVED HEALTH CLAIM: FLUORIDE IS GOOD FOR DENTAL HEALTH

    • EFSA-APPROVED HEALTH CLAIM: CAFFEINE INCREASES ALERTNESS

    • WHY DO EU REGULATIONS MATTER?

    • THAT'S IT FROM EUROPE

    • COGNITIVE FUNCTION

    • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    • DIABETES

    • GUT HEALTH

    • FLAVONOIDS

    • TEA AND HEALTH - SUMMARY

    • REVISION

  • 5

    HEALTH MYTHS BUSTED

    • TEA MYTHS

    • MYTH: Green tea is more healthy than black tea

    • MYTH: Tea stains your teeth

    • MYTH: Tea inhibits iron absorption

    • MYTH: Milk prevents the beneficial compounds in tea being absorbed

    • MYTH: Tea contains harmful amounts of aluminium

    • MYTH: Tea is dehydrating

    • REVISION

  • 6

    GLOSSARY AND MORE INFORMATION

    • GLOSSARY

    • MORE INFORMATION