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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/059927    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2008/064717
Publication Date: 14.05.2009 International Filing Date: 30.10.2008
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    15.09.2009    
A23F 3/06 (2006.01), A23F 3/08 (2006.01), A23F 3/16 (2006.01), A23F 3/18 (2006.01), A23F 3/30 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNILEVER PLC [GB/GB]; Unilever House 100 Victoria Embankment London EC4Y 0DY (GB) (AE, AG, AU, BB, BH, BW, BZ, CA, CY, EG, GB, GD, GH, GM, IE, IL, KE, KN, LC, LK, LS, MT, MW, MY, NA, NG, NZ, OM, PG, SC, SD, SG, SL, SZ, TT, TZ, UG, VC, ZA, ZM, ZW only).
UNILEVER N.V. [NL/NL]; Weena 455, NL-3013 AL Rotterdam (NL) (AL, AM, AO, AT, AZ, BA, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BY, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, FR, GA, GE, GN, GQ, GR, GT, GW, HN, HR, HU, ID, IS, IT, JP, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LR, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MC, MD, ME, MG, MK, ML, MN, MR, MX, MZ, NE, NI, NL, NO, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SE, SI, SK, SM, SN, ST, SV, SY, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TN, TR, UA, UZ, VN only).
HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED [IN/IN]; Hindustan Lever House, 165/166 Backbay Reclamation, Maharashtra, Mumbai 400 020 (IN) (IN only).
COLLIVER, Steven, Peter [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
DOWNIE, Andrew, Lee [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
SHARP, David, George [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
YOU, Xiaoqing [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: COLLIVER, Steven, Peter; (GB).
DOWNIE, Andrew, Lee; (GB).
SHARP, David, George; (GB).
YOU, Xiaoqing; (GB)
Agent: HUGOT, Alain, Eric, Philippe; Unilever PLC Unilever Patent Group Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 1LQ (GB).
KEENAN, Robert Daniel; Unilever Patent Group Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedford, MK44 1 LQ (GB)
Priority Data:
07119988.9 05.11.2007 EP
07119984.8 05.11.2007 EP
07120448.1 12.11.2007 EP
07120447.3 12.11.2007 EP
07123586.5 19.12.2007 EP
08151155.2 07.02.2008 EP
08165775.1 02.10.2008 EP
08165776.9 02.10.2008 EP
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Disclosed is a process comprising the steps of : providing fresh tea leaves comprising catechins; macerating the fresh tea leaves thereby to produce dhool; fermenting the dhool for a fermentation time (tF) sufficient to reduce the content of catechins in the dhool to less than 50% of the content of catechins in the fresh tea leaves prior to maceration on a dry weight basis; and then expressing juice from the fermented dhool thereby to produce leaf residue and tea juice, wherein the amount of expressed juice is at least 50 ml per kg of the fresh tea leaves.
(FR)L'invention concerne un procédé consistant à obtenir des feuilles de thé fraîches comprenant des catéchines, à macérer les feuilles de thé fraîches de façon à produire un 'dhool', à fermenter le dhool pendant une durée de fermentation (tF) suffisante pour réduire la teneur en catéchines dans le dhool à une valeur inférieure à 50% de la teneur en catéchines dans les feuilles de thé fraîches avant macération sur la base du poids sec, puis à exprimer le jus à partir du dhool fermenté de façon à produire un résidu de feuilles et un jus de thé, la quantité de jus exprimé étant d'au moins 50 ml par kg de feuilles de thé fraîches.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)