Patent Pick: Sweet Tea Stands Jasmine Strong


Smell the jasmine. Taste the jasmine. . . be one with the jasmine.

Jasmine tea beverage
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/080028 (in Japanese)
Publication date: May 26, 2016
Assignee: Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. and Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd.

This patent application describes a tea beverage containing a jasmine extract that, according to the inventors, maintains its jasmine character even when adding sweeteners that contain a sweetness degree of 2.5% or greater, in terms of sucrose.

Specifially disclosed is a tea beverage containing a jasmine tea extract plus: a) ethyl phenylacetate, b) methyl benzoate and c) cis-jasmone, wherein the ratio by mass of a) to the sum of b) and b) [a/(b+c)] is 1.0-3.3, inclusive. 

Patent application accessed May 31, 2016.

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