Tea 103 – Sensory Development
This online course covers how we taste – what do we rely on – what errors should we be aware of. The tea taster’s vocabulary will be covered as well as tastings of various products such as chocolate, water, etc. to identify and fully understand the science of taste.
Prerequisite: TEA 101
Note: Students are only permitted to enroll in 2 courses at the same time.
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|The science of taste
Applying tasting principals through other products
Tasting tea and what affects the flavour
Tea taster’s vocabulary
Affects of various stages of production and how they affect the taste and appearance of the tea and the leaf
The importance of understanding the nuances of tea tasting
Two live tutorials with instructor
Online learning platform – “Schoology”
Videos explaining cupping/tasting
Digital Course Book on learning platform
Length: Tea 103 is a six week course, with the suggestion that you designate approximately 3 hours each week to read, watch the video, complete the cupping and participate in online discussions. There will be a live tutorial held twice for you to participate in and ask questions. Each module will end with a blind cupping, a written exam and a live presentation given to your instructor.