Great news for the connoisseurs of the stately beverage, wine! A team of five Tocklai Tea Research Institute scientists has developed wine from tea in Assam which they unveiled for the public.
Tocklai Tea Research Institute Director Dr Anup Kumar Baruah said at the launch on Thursday, “The scientists from the Department of Mycology and Micro-Biology of the pioneer tea research institute developed three varieties of tea wine–CTC wine, Orthodox wine, and Green tea wine. Tea wine from the three varieties of tea so far is in the pipeline to go commercial.”
Dr Prasanta Dutta, who led the team, said work was in process since late 2015 till about a week ago and it was officially launched to the public on Thursday during Tocklai Tea Research Association (TRA) annual general meeting. Dutta said it is a residue-free wine prepared from organic, pesticide-free green tea.
Dutta, while explaining the benefits of drinking tea wine claimed Polyphenols present in tea wine helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, controls sugar, fights off cold, prevents dementia, and some cancers.