TEA104 - Tea Types

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Subject Title
Tea Types

Subject Description
While there are more than 1500 varieties of tea available worldwide, all teas can be divided into three basic types: black, green and oolong. In this course,
students learn the types of teas produced in a wide range of regions/countries in the world including China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka,
Indonesia, Africa and Argentina. Tasting and style comparisons will be a major component of this course.

Credit Status
One full credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify the historical significance of tea from a given region.
2. Match the type of tea with the region where it is grown.
3. Link specific tea production styles and manufacturing techniques with a specific tea growing region.
4. Identify and describe the tea being tasted using industry terminology.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • Teas of China, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Africa, Argentina;
  • Cross sectional tasting.

Mode of Instruction
A combination of teaching methods will be utilized which may include lectures, case studies, discussions, group and individual work.

Prescribed Texts

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Class participation 05%
Assignments 20%
Blind Tasting 25%
Final exam 50%

Note:  To meet the Tea Association of Canada's industry standards, students must achieve more than 60% to pass.  Studetns must also pass the blind tasting or they fail this course.

Academic Program Manager:
Danielle Mercier

Approved by: Academic Program Manager - Business Studies Danielle Mercier