Taiyo eyes new opportunities for beverages with tea extract range


23 Jan 2018 --- Ingredients specialist Taiyo has launched a new range of herbal teas, Sunphenon Instant Teas, which allow manufacturers to create tea-based products with valuable health benefits and a full tea flavor. Available in specially selected Black, Green and White Tea, Oolong, Matcha and Pu-Erh variants, the instant teas contain all of the beneficial tea ingredients in their natural ratios.

Being free from pesticides, heavy metals, BaP/PHA and other potentially harmful residues, the fine powders are perfect for safe and high-quality products.

Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world – and products with tea ingredients are on the increase worldwide. But the preparation of tea can be challenging since it requires a careful balance of tea dosage, water temperature and brewing time. With Taiyo’s Sunphenon Instant Teas, however, manufacturers can offer true instant tea drinks which are convenient to prepare and still contain all of the beneficial ingredients of tea.

Using a solvent-free, double water infusing brewing process with 1 kilogram of tea leaves to every 20 liters of water, the Taiyo instant tea extracts contain far higher levels of amino acids and polyphenols than could be achieved by traditional tea brewing at home. The result is a highly soluble powder suitable for hot, cold and ice-cold water which always delivers the perfect concentration for a round, full-flavored tea taste without any bitterness.

The tea extracts can be readily combined with sweeteners and different flavorings and packed in sticks or jars. Alternatively, they can be used for the manufacture of tea-based RTD beverages or added as ingredients in a wide range of other applications, ranging from dairy products and desserts to confectionery and many more items with premium positionings. Especially interesting is their potential for use in dietary supplements and sports or wellness drinks: Instant teas deliver the perfect base as well as added health benefits. Special concepts with effervescent also show how it is possible to turn daily vitamin, mineral or Q10 supplementation into a delicious drink that’s a treat rather than a chore.
And, paying tribute to one of today’s biggest nutrition trends: In combination with Sunfiber, Taiyo’s soluble and well-tolerated fiber from the guar bean, Sunphenon tea extracts deliver an instant, fiber-enriched tea drink that makes adding fiber to the daily diet "easy and delicious."

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