Tea & Health: A Primer on Tea

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Tea and Health:
A Primer on Tea and Why It's Good for You!

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Peter Goggi, President of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. has spent more than 40 years in the tea industry. His expertise was developed during his training as the first American born Tea Taster in the history of Lipton, having lived and worked at origin as well as spending a 32 year career at Unilever working in all aspects of the Supply Chain. With a BSc. In Chemistry, Peter is in a unique position to speak not only on the tea market and quality, but on the scientific aspects of how tea consumption enhances human health. This webinar will expose attendees to the more unique aspects of tea’s history, manufacture and popularity in the world today.

The consensus emerging from the 2012 Tea & Human Health symposium was: “drinking at least a cup of green, black, white or oolong tea a day can contribute significantly to the promotion of public health.”

“There is now an overwhelming body of research from around the world indicating that drinking tea can enhance human health.” Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston

This webinar will cover:

  1. Brief History of Tea
  2. What is “true’ tea and how it is manufactured
  3. What makes tea “healthy”
  4. Numerous Benefits of tea consumption and how it enhances human health.

Peter Goggi, President, Tea Association of the USA, Inc.
Peter Goggi

Peter Goggi began his career at Unilever and spent over 30 years working with Lipton Tea as part of Royal Estates Tea Co., eventually serving as President. During those years, he was responsible for all teas purchased for Unilever’s tea businesses in North and South America and oversaw all blend formulations and tea quality assurance. Peter was the first American-born Tea Taster in the history of T.J. Lipton/Unilever and was also featured on The History Channel’s Modern Marvels.

As President of the Tea Association and Specialty Tea Institute, Peter has implemented and updated their Strategic Plans; has continued to drive the Tea & Health message of the Tea Council; executed the growth agenda for the Specialty Tea Institute; and helped to guide the Tea Industry on its path of growth.

For additional information or questions please contact Matthew Cariani at mcariani@ncausa.org

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