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TEA – A

WONDERFUL
BEVERAGE
OVERVIEW
HISTORY

TYPES AND KINDS

HEALTH EFFECTS

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HISTORY

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• Tea plant originated in regions around
southwest China, Tibet, Northern India
• Chinese traders encountered people in
these areas chewing tea leaves for
medicinal purposes.
• Tang dynasty (618-907) - the classic
age of tea

TIBET

INDIA CHINA

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• Early 9th century, a Japanese

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Buddhist monk, Saichō,
introduced tea to Japan.
While studying in China, Saichō
discovered tea and brought back
seeds to grow at his monastery.
• Tea's popularity in Japan
blossomed in the 13th century.

JAPAN
TIBET

INDIA CHINA

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• tea made a lasting appearance in the West
in the 17th century.
• A Portuguese missionary is attributed with
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bringing tea to Europe while caravanning
back and forth between Portugal and China RUSSIA
• In 1610, the first shipments of Japanese and
Chinese tea arrived in Europe via ships
charted by the Dutch East India Company. ENGLAND
NETHERLANDS
FRANCE JAPAN
PORTUGAL
TIBET

INDIA CHINA

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RUSSIA

ENGLAND
NETHERLANDS
FRANCE JAPAN
PORTUGAL
AMERICA TIBET
• Tea initially came to America in the INDIA
mid-1600s by way of the Dutch
CHINA
settlement of New Amsterdam.

• The colony was captured by England


and renamed New York, where the
tea trade flourished.

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RUSSIA

ENGLAND
NETHERLANDS
FRANCE JAPAN
PORTUGAL
TIBET

INDIA CHINA

• In the mid-1800s, the British Tea


Committee sent Robert Fortune, an
English botanist, on an undercover mission
to China
• He sent back tea samples and brought back
Chinese tea experts, which enabled British
tea planting and experimentation in
India.

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TYPES OF TEA
Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis var. sinensis
From China

Smaller leaves

Lower temperatures

Camellia sinensis var. assamica


From India

Larger leaves

Warmer temperarures
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Main types of tea
 White tea

 Green tea

 Oolong tea

 Black tea

 Pu’erh tea

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Main types of tea
 White tea
 Oxidation time
 Green tea
 Process style

 Oolong tea o Roasting

o Steaming
 Black tea
o Pan-firing

 Pu’erh tea

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White tea
⊷ subtle in flavor, very delicate
and elegant

⊷ undergo the least amount of


processing : picked, withered,
and dried.

⊷ soft grey color

⊷ consisting only of the bud and


two top leaves

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Green tea
⊷ more steps to process but less
oxidation takes place
⊷ Two main methods : steaming and
pan-firing.
⊷ Japanese green teas are steamed to
be brighter and more vibrant in
color (Sencha, Genmaicha.)
⊷ Chinese greens are pan-fired and
leaves range in color from pale to
dark green( Longjing, Gunpowder
⊷ The flavors of green tea from
buttery and grassy to smokey, and
even broth-like and savory.

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Oolong tea
⊷ The most complex type of tea to
produce
⊷ The best come from both Taiwan
and China ( Baozhong, Da Hong
Pao, Jin Xuan )
⊷ Require numerous steps to produce,
with many variations within each
step. Leaves are usually rolled or
balled up.
⊷ A great oolong can be steeped about
8 times, each steep releasing a new
dimension of flavor.
⊷ The flavor of individual oolongs teas
differ greatly, from sweet and misty
honey to a milky creaminess and
15 bold roasted flavors.
Black tea
⊷ The most common on the market.
Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon, and
Keemun
⊷ Heavily oxidized and brew up
strong, bold.
⊷ Processed black teas are separated
into a grading system ( full-leaf
tea, broken leaf black tea. )
⊷ The more crushed/broken the leaf,
the stronger the brew.

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Pu’erh tea
⊷ A fermented style of tea from the
Yunnan,China
⊷ 2 styles: sheng/raw and shou/cooked.
⊷ After oxidized, with a small mount
of moisture left, the leaves are then
aged for months or years.
⊷ Sold in a pressed cake form with the
year of the tea stamped on the
package.
⊷ Well-aged pu’erh cakes can fetch
tens of thousands at auction houses.
⊷ Flavor and color-wise, light,dark or
intensely earthy. Perfect for pairing
with a good cigar.

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HEALTH
EFFECTS

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BOOST ENERGY
Increase focus Produce longer-
and energy lasting and Offer calming
without the more steady and relaxing
jittery side energy boost effects.
effects than coffee

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Protects Heart Health
Lower the risk
Decrease high for serious
blood pressure heart disease
and lower including heart
cholesterol attack and
blood clots

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Aid Weight Loss
signal the body to burn
stored fat.
Replacing sugary sodas
with green tea can cut
calories and help you
reach your fitness goals The caffeine in green tea
sooner. also helps boost energy so
you can workout more
efficiently

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Supports Mental Health
Antioxidants
also help Lower risk of
preventing
cleanse the neurological
Parkinson's
body of toxins disease and
disease and
that can cause decrease stress
Alzheimer
mental health levels.
problems

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Others
helps streamline
regulate blood sugar digestion and treat issues
levels and prevent or ranging from nausea and
control disease such as upset stomach to
type 2 diabetes diarrhea

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Supports Mental Health
Antioxidants
also help Lower risk of
preventing
cleanse the neurological
Parkinson's
body of toxins disease and
disease and
that can cause decrease stress
Alzheimer
mental health levels.
problems

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SIDE EFFECTS
3 – 4 cups of tea per day


1 cup = 236 ml
Anxiety and Restlessness

Disruption of Sleep

Cardiovascular problems

Dehydration.

Increases the possibility of a miscarriage

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