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1. (WO2014196953) READY-TO-DRINK TEA BEVERAGES WITH REDUCED BENZENE AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/196953    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/043887
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A23L 2/44
A23L 2/54
A23F 3/16
Applicants: NESTEC S.A.
CHAIDEZ, Manuel
COLE, Genevieve
FU, Xiaoping
KUO, Ching-Jung
ZEBOUDJ, Lise
Inventors: CHAIDEZ, Manuel
COLE, Genevieve
FU, Xiaoping
KUO, Ching-Jung
ZEBOUDJ, Lise
Title: READY-TO-DRINK TEA BEVERAGES WITH REDUCED BENZENE AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME
Abstract:
A ready-to-drink tea beverage contains tea extract, aerated water and benzoate, such as a benzoic acid salt. The beverage and/or the aerated water can contain at least 5.0 ppm dioxygen (O2) and preferably at least about 5.0 ppm O2. The aerated water can reduce or prevent benzene formation and can reduce the benzene content of the beverage. The beverage can lack dimethyl dicarbonate and/or ascorbic acid. The water can be aerated before and/or after the beverage is dispensed in a can or another suitable container.