Improvements related to tea processing

Améliorations relatives au traitement du thé

Verbesserungen in Bezug auf die Behandlung von Tee

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A process for preparing a decaffeinated tea product comprises subjecting green, partly processed or black leaf to solvent extraction by contacting the said leaf one or more times with an organic solvent medium, wherein the organic solvent medium comprises ethyl acetate and is rich in non-caffeine tea products by (i) being previously subjected to contact with decaffeinated tea or (ii) being previously subjected to contact with non-decaffeinated tea followed by selective removal of caffeine.

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