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HI 101: Introduction to Herbs & Infusions

Whether pursuing a career in the retail or hospitality industry or enhancing your enjoyment of tea, this course provides an introduction to the historical origin of herbs and spices as they are used in tea. This course will provide a general history of herbal remedies throughout the ages with an emphasis on how it is used in China as well as in India over thousands of years. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and philosophies and learn about the common herbs used in each of these practices.

Topic Explored Include:

Definition of herbs
Introduction to history
Chinese Herbal Medicine
European & North American influence
How to cup herbs
Flavour profiles