|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
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The present invention provides a beverage precursor comprising tea material and food-grade additive, wherein the beverage precursor is present in an amount wherein contact of the beverage precursor with 250 ml water for 2 minutes at 90° C. produces a beverage comprising catechins in an amount of between 0.05% and 2% by weight of the beverage. The present invention also provides a process for manufacturing a beverage precursor comprising macerating tea leaf and/or stem with a rotorvane and at least one CTC process.
1. A process for manufacturing a beverage precursor of Camellia sinensis var, assamica consisting essentially of: a) providing fresh leaf, stem and bud of Camellia sinensis var, assamica; b) heat-treating the fresh leaf, stem and bud to arrest enzyme action;c) passing the leaf, stem and bud through a rotorvane to produce partially macerated leaf, stem and bud;d) passing the partially macerated leaf, stem and bud twice through a CTC machine;e) drying the macerated leaf, stem and bud to yield dried macerated leaf, stem and bud;f) sorting the dried macerate...