Raelene Gannon
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Raelene Gannon
Raelene Gannon

About the Instructor

Raelene Gannon knows tea and what it takes to be an entrepreneur, especially in the rapidly growing food sector. As a certified tea sommelier from George Brown College, author of tea from cup to plate, international speaker, president and founder of tea and all its splendour, founder of the feed association, as well as an instructor at Georgian College, guest instructor at George Brown College, Fanshawe College and Liaison College, she brings her tea knowledge, product marketing and innovation, entrepreneurial savvy and expertise in tea and tea blending to every audience.

Welcome to The Art & Science of Tea Blending!

This is a 12 module course all about tea blending. Have you ever been frustrated and thought:

1) Gee I sure wish I could blend my own teas?

2) Had a customer ask for a specific blend and wondered where do I start?

3) Wanted more regional choices on what is better for your shop vs the big US brands?

4) Wanted better ingredients or how to work with specific ingredients?

Well then you are in the right course!

Welcome and thanks for being a part of the new community of tea blenders.

Course Contents

1 Video
1 Survey
2 Texts
11 PDFs
10 Presentations

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction
Module 1 - Details of the Course
Module 1 - History
Module 2: What is Blending in Terms of Tea Today?
Module 3: What to watch for
Module 5: Customer Profile - who you are blending for and why?
Module 7: Smell Profile, Organoleptic experience
Module 8: It’s all about the base! In terms of teas, tisanes and proportions
Module 9: Ingredients, components and herbal additions
Module 10: Equipment and Process
Module 11: Lab week and presentation of ideas and formulas
Module 12: Price, marketing and description