The science of tea

Tea is the most popular beverage in the world. It may be served by itself, as part of a meal or snack, or as the main ingredient of such a meal or snack, among which the British afternoon tea is the most well-known. The popularity of tea is so great, almost everyone drinks it at least occasionally. Despite this, most of us know very little about tea. After just ten days, you will learn what tea is, how it is produced, what the main types are, and how to serve it. We will also cover the biological and medical reasons explaining why we need to drink tea.

   386 students completed this course

   88% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Lukasz J. Binkowski


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88% of students recommend

“Very informative and interesting. Made me want to go brew some tea after each lesson. I’ll definitely try some new ones. Thanks.”

“The course was awesome, I wish there were more details about the Tea Ceremony – but apart from that, there is nothing I didn’t like. And even that is an individual preference and not a mistake. :)”

“Great information on types of tea and how processed and how to present!”


Course plan

Lesson 1. What Is Tea?
Lesson 2. History of Tea
Lesson 3. Chemistry of Tea: Caffeine, Amino Acids, and Vitamins
Lesson 4. Chemistry of Tea: Antioxidants and Other Elements
Lesson 5. Producing Tea
Lesson 6. Black Tea
Lesson 7. Green Tea
Lesson 8. Other Types of Tea
Lesson 9. How to Make Tea
Lesson 10. Final Tips and Wrap-Up
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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