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1. (WO2010116379) IRON FORTIFIED TEA AND A PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/116379    International Application No.:    PCT/IN2009/000467
Publication Date: Fri Oct 15 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 25 01:59:59 CEST 2009
IPC: A23F 3/00
Applicants: TATA TEA LIMITED
MAZUMDER, Arijit, Guha
DAVID, Pulikkottil, Jose
SCOTT, Andrew
Inventors: MAZUMDER, Arijit, Guha
DAVID, Pulikkottil, Jose
SCOTT, Andrew
Title: IRON FORTIFIED TEA AND A PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF
Abstract:
The fortification of tea using any of the commonly known iron salts results in complexation ofiron with tea polyphenols when tea is brewed, leading to discoloration of the brew and making it unpalatable. This invention overcomes this problem by identifying iron salts and provides process for manufacture of iron fortified tea using the identified iron salts, wherein the identified iron salt does not interact with the tea polyphenols, when beverage is made. The fortified tea manufactured has appearance similar to regular tea and the tea beverage prepared from such iron fortified tea by the same process as used for regular tea has appearance and taste similar to beverage prepared from regular tea with the additional benefit of iron enrichment to the consumers. This invention is applicable to fortification of both black tea and green tea.