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Pub. No.:    WO/2012/048925    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2011/063747
Publication Date: 19.04.2012 International Filing Date: 10.08.2011
A23F 3/12 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNILEVER PLC [GB/GB]; Unilever House 100 Victoria Embankment London Greater 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, QA, 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, CL, 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, PE, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SE, SI, SK, SM, SN, ST, SV, SY, TD, TG, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, UA, UZ, VN only).
HINDUSTAN UNILEVER LIMITED [IN/IN]; Unilever House B.D. Sawant Marg Chakala, Andheri East Maharashtra Mumbai 400 099 (IN) (IN only).
COLLIVER, Steven, Peter [GB/AE]; (AE) (For US Only).
DOWNIE, Andrew, Lee [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only).
MUTAI, Felix, Kipkorir [KE/KE]; (KE) (For US Only).
SHARP, David, George [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: COLLIVER, Steven, Peter; (AE).
DOWNIE, Andrew, Lee; (GB).
MUTAI, Felix, Kipkorir; (KE).
SHARP, David, George; (GB)
Agent: CLARKE, Christopher, John; Unilever PLC Unilever Patent Group Colworth House, Sharnbrook Bedford Bedfordshire MK44 1LQ (GB)
Priority Data:
10187233.1 12.10.2010 EP
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Disclosed is a process for manufacturing a green leaf tea product, the process comprising the steps of : - providing fresh tea leaves comprising catechins and active endogenous enzymes; - comminuting the fresh tea leaves comprising active endogenous enzymes under aerobic conditions sufficient to cause substantial bruising to the leaves; - inactivating the endogenous enzymes in the comminuted fresh tea leaves to substantially prevent fermentation of the fresh leaves; - and drying the comminuted fresh tea leaves to yield the green leaf tea product.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un procédé de fabrication d'un produit de thé vert, le procédé comprenant les étapes consistant à : - fournir des feuilles de thé fraîches comprenant des catéchines et des enzymes endogènes actives; - broyer les feuilles de thé fraîches comprenant des enzymes endogènes actives sous des conditions aérobies suffisantes pour provoquer un écrasement substantiel sur les feuilles; - inactiver les enzymes endogènes dans les feuilles de thé fraîches broyées pour empêcher sensiblement une fermentation des feuilles fraîches; - sécher les feuilles de thé fraîches broyées pour produire le produit de thé vert.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, 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, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, 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 (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)