|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||426/250 ; 426/597 ; 426/49|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 5 인용 특허 : 1|
Tea compositions having improved color and flavor are produced by adding water-soluble aluminum salt(s) to the compositions or precursors during any stage of the manufacture up to the point of consumption, or even by coating or spraying the tea leaves prior to plucking and processing. Enhanced characteristics obtained as a result of this addition include increased redness and brightness and improved flavor.
A process for improving the color and flavor of a non-decaffeinated beverage consisting essentially of tea, said process comprising adding a non-toxic aluminum salt to said beverage or a precursor thereof in an amount effective to enhance the color and flavor of said beverage, said adding being done at any stage during or prior to the manufacture and preparation of said beverage.