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tea a ceremony of life

Tea: A Ceremony of Life

Tea Association of

Canada

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Tea Association of Canada

Mission:

To provide proactive leadership on

behalf of all members in the areas of

advocacy, generic promotion, and education

to ensure the long term viability of the industry

Members

  • Producing Countries

(India, Kenya, Sri Lanka)

  • Importers
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers
  • Retailers
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History
  • 2,737 BC Chinese Emperor Shen Nung
  • 805 Buddhist monk brings tea to Japan
  • 1422 Japanese tea ceremony
17th century
17th Century

First advertisement for Tea appeared in 1658

"That excellent and by all Physitians approved China Drink called by the Chineans Tcha, by other nations Tay, alias Tea, is sold at the Sultaness Head, a cophee-house in Sweeti Rents."

17th century5
17th Century

The English East India Company’s first shipment of tea in 1669

17th century6
17th Century

Catherine of Braganza and King Charles ll

18th century
18th Century
  • Tea became popular among lower class
  • Cheaper tea was smuggled
  • Some employers provided tea and a room for their workers
  • Tea replaced alcohol at breakfast and continued as an after-dinner drink
  • Tea became the symbol of the temperance movement
19th century
19th Century

Anna, duchess of Bedford

the victorian tea ceremony
The Victorian Tea Ceremony

Porcelain and Linen companies started to manufacture tea sets, table cloths, napkins

19th century10
19th Century
  • High Tea was created to provide working classes with a robust meal
  • Tea parties were created for allsorts of different occasions
  • Tea gowns became popular comfortable and elegant
19th century11
19th Century

First Tea Room in 1864

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Different Teas,Different Tastes
  • Tea comes from Camellia sinensis plant
  • Green tea (unfermented)
    • steamed and dried (firing process) immediately after picking
  • Black tea (fermented)
    • allowed to wither and brown before firing
  • Oolong tea (semi-fermented)
  • White tea
    • Tea bud with almost no transformation
  • Like fine wine, each tea carries its own
  • distinctive flavours and aromas
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Tea and Health
  • More than a refreshing, relaxing drink:
    • Naturally-rich in antioxidants
    • Calorie-free
    • Low in caffeine
    • No additives or preservatives
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Teas Contain Polyphenols

Green tea polyphenols:

catechins

Black tea polyphenols:

theaflavins

thearubigens

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Tea and Caffeine

170 ml

99mg

170 ml

355 ml

56 g

34mg

37mg

37mg

Tea

Cola

Dark Chocolate

Coffee

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