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- Babu, V. R. Sarath; Thakur, M. S.; Patra, Sanjukta
- Applied biochemistry and biotechnology 2012 v.166 no.1 pp. 112-126
- Pseudomonas alcaligenes; aeration; caffeine; enzymes; fermentation; flavor; odors; physicochemical properties; polyphenols; proteins; tea
- ... We report for the first time the development of a biodecaffeination process for tea synchronised with tea fermentation process using enzymes isolated from Pseudomonas alcaligenes. Cell-free extract was used for biodecaffeination of tea during fermentation of tea and 80% of the caffeine in the tea dhool was degraded within 90 min of incubation. Several factors that tend to effect the biodecaffeinat ...