One day tea tasting course!
Location: Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall, the First Tea Estate in England.
THE SCIENCE OF TEA
What is tea?
Tea is a drink. More accurately, it can be described as an infusion made by steeping (brewing) processed leaves, buds, or twigs of Camellia sinensis (the tea plant), in hot water from between one and ten minutes, depending on the type of tea.
Types of teaThere are four basic types of tea:
All of the above originate from Camellia sinensis.
What is herbal tea?Herbal tea has become popular in recent years. Herbal tea usually refers to infusions using fruit or herbs other than Camellia sinensis.
The science of teaTea has virtually no carbohydrates, proteins or fat. Tea is an excellent source of the amino acid theanine, polyphenolic antioxidant catechins (commonly known as tannins), and methylxanthines such as caffeine and theobromine.