World Tea Expo
Pre-Conference: June 11-14, 2018
Conference & Expo: June 12-14, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
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Exploring The Herbal Tea Galaxy

  • Wednesday, 06/14/2017: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room: N237
  • Session Number:  CS11

Description

Tea, whether white, green, oolong, yellow, black all comes from the leaves of one plant that grows in a narrow climate range – Camellia sinensis. Contrast that with herbals. Herbal tea ingredients include literally thousands of plants and plant parts harvested from roots, leaves, seeds and rhizomes…derived from herbs, fruits and spices. These amazing botanicals grow all over the world, from the Namibian desert and Amazon rainforest, to the frozen tundra of Siberia. They impart distinctive flavors, colors and aromas, and a surprising range of health benefits to the final brewed cup. Take a whirlwind world tour of the herbal tea galaxy in this fact-filled presentation. We’ll cover a condensed history of herbs in food and medicine with a focus on use in teas; how they’re grown, gathered and blended, along with insights on safety and regulatory perspectives specific to responsible use of non-Camellia botanicals.

Learning Objectives

We’ll cover a condensed history of herbs in food and medicine with a focus on use in teas; how they’re grown, gathered and blended, along with insights on safety and regulatory perspectives specific to responsible use of non-Camellia botanicals.

Speaker

ROB MCCALEB

PRESIDENT
HERB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
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