RTD tea is widely consumed. However, product discoloration over time is one of key issues which impacts consumer satisfaction. This presents a particular quality issue with transparent flavored water products that contain a tea extract.
Proven or evidenced solutions: basic technology has been tested in a simulated environment.
Approaches that comply, or could be developed to comply, with food regulations.
Removing some of the polyphenols/catechins from tea leaf/extract/infusion without any effect on the beneficial properties of the finished product
Packaging or other technologies that positively impact upon the prevention of browning
Other approaches that meet the requirements
Approaches not of Interest
Approach which doesn’t comply with food regulation
Items to be submitted
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