Love Wine? Experts Develop a New Variety from Tea

Wine lovers raise your glass and welcome a new variety of wine.

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Love Wine? Experts Develop a New Variety from Tea

Highlights

  1. Welcome a new variety that has been created in Assam
  2. Experts have developed a variety of wine that has been created from tea
  3. Another team had previously tried developing a special date palm wine
Wine lovers raise your glass and welcome a new variety that has been created in Assam. Experts from the department of Mycology and Micro-Biology at the Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Assam have developed a variety of wine that has been created from tea. This is not the first that a new variety of wine is being developed in the country; experts in Rajasthan had previously tried developing a special date palm wine. The wine variety has been developed in three varieties - CTC wine, Orthodox wine and Green tea wine.

The lead author of the project, Dr Prasanta Dutta, shared that the project had been going on since 2015. The wine variants were introduced to the public on the occasion of Tocklai Tea Research Association (TRA) annual general meeting.

These wines are created from three different varieties of teas that are completely organic and free from pesticides. Experts also shared the many benefits of tea wine which may also make it a great option for health promotion, when consumed in moderation. Tea wine is a good source of polyphenols that may help promote health and stave off risks of heart diseases, brain-related ailments like dementia and even some types of cancers. Polyphenols have also been linked to warding of common cough and flu and controlling blood sugar levels.

Wine consumption, in general, has often been linked to promoting health. Some of the previously conducted studies suggest moderate wine consumption to benefit heart, skin health as well as cognitive function; this is primarily and often due to a certain health-benefiting compound called resveratrol commonly found in wine.

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