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Tyler Cassity

Speech Outline #3

Green Tea

Audience Analysis:

Many students in the class may have family history of heart diseases, or
diabetes; therefore I will present information as a way to help these
medical issues.

General Purpose:

To persuade.

Specific Purpose:

To persuade the audience that drinking green tea can have amazing


Drinking green tea everyday can have some amazing benefits for
ones health, and has been a cultural tradition for a long time,
everyone should give it a try!


How many people here have a family history with heart disease or diabetes?
(gain attention)(pathos)
Today I want to tell you why green tea is one of the greatest drinks out there,
and ways you could be benefiting from drinking it. (preview topic/purpose)
I want to first go over the origins of green tea, and then why it is so good for
you along with why I love it. (preview main points)
I have been drinking green tea on a daily basis for several years now, and it
has helped me cut down on soda and energy drinks. (establish credibility)
I hope some of you find this information useful, if you have family history of
those diseases or no, and give green tea a try! (motivate audience)


Origins of Green Tea

A. Originated in China, and spread too many eastern countries.
1. Tea consumption in China dates back to more than 4,000 years
ago, it is the oldest known herbal tea. (logos)
a. Was first used by people chewing the
2. Over time people began cooking with the tea leaves, or added to
boiling water for a better taste.
3. Most consumed beverage worldwide next to water, with hundreds
of millions of people drinking tea.


Health benefits of Green Tea

A. Green tea is loaded with polyphenols, which function as powerful
antioxidants. Specifically (Catechins)
1. These antioxidants help with many cardiovascular diseases, and
help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and some forms of cancer.
B. Cardiovascular benefits
1. Many studies have found green tea to help a range of heart-related
issues from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, congestive heart
failure, heart attacks and strokes.
2. Researchers estimate that the rate of heart attack and stroke
decrease by 26% with consumption of at least 3 cups of tea a day
C. Diabetic benefits
1. Green tea has been used traditionally to control blood sugar levels,
and current studies suggest that it may help prevent and slow
progress of type 1 diabetes. (logos)
D. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that
are linked to Alzheimers disease.


Why I personally love green tea

A. I assume most of you are like me, and need copious amounts of caffeine to
get through the day. (pathos)
1. Green tea helped me get off the sweetest drug, known as dr.
pepper, and helped me curb soda almost completely.
B. I personally love the taste of green tea, and have even found unusual items
using its delicious taste. (pathos)
1. Uncle Lees Green Tea.
2. Green tea KitKat. (Presentation Aid)




In conclusion, this simple drink can have some amazing benefits for our
bodies, and give us that caffeine kick that we need. (signal ending)
A. We can all benefit from drinking green tea, even without any family
history of the mentioned diseases. (summarize topic)
Green tea has been a cultural tradition for thousands of years, and its health
benefits and taste are why I personal love it. (summarize main points)
A. I challenge you all to give green tea a try, maybe replacing a soda here and
there. (challenge audience)
Whether its for the health benefits or for the delicious taste, its always good
to try new things! (end memorably)

Presentation Aids: Green tea bags, and Kitkats

Supporting Materials (Citations)

1. Green Tea Health Benefits. (n.d.). Retrieved February 15, 2016, from
2. Ehrlich, S. D. (2013, September 23). Green Tea. Retrieved from 2.
3. Green tea may lower heart disease risk - Harvard Health. Retrieved February 15,
2016, from http://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/green-tea-may-lowerheart-disease-risk
4. Barclay, L., MD. (2008, February). The Disease-Fighting Power of Polyphenols,