On 25th November 2014, I attended the 10th edition of K2K Forum – Kolkata to Kunming – took place in Kunming, in the Yunnan province of China. The twin sister cities host the forum alternately, and this was the fourth time for me since 2010.
The Forum has been growing ever since its inception: this year, the Hindi language was included, in addition to English and Chinese as the medium of communication – albeit little other than Indian songs and dances performed by Chinese artists and students during a cultural program. There are growing job opportunities for Indian nationals in China for increasing business for Chinese enterprise in India.
Since the forum focuses more on cultural and educational activities, our business interests were met by showcasing our Tea Blossom MOU with China Tea Blossom Technology Ltd., Beijing. We were represented there by Carol or Lin Zhi Min. These efforts were keenly studied by Mr. Nagraj Naidu, Consul General from Indian Consulate in Guangzhou and Mr. Zhou Maoyi, Deputy Consul General from Chinese Consulate in Kolkata.
A hitherto mostly waste product of tea processing will be converted into industrial use in food processing and health & skin care products. This opportunity encouraged almost every intelligent mind associated with society and business – especially Indian delegation leader Mr. Krishnan Srinivasan, former Foreign Secretary of India.
We high lighted this point: tea is an integral part of the economies of both Yunnan and Bengal. The 2500 kilometre land route connecting this 1500 kilometre aerial distance has nothing but tea as the major annual agricultural produce -1 billion kilos. This area is connecting the whole world through their famous Darjeeling, Assam and Pu’er teas.
Rajiv Lochan is a tea researcher, grower, and ambassador. Learn more at Lochan Tea. Images courtesy of Rajiv Lochan.
What a wonderful opportunity for you and India as the connection with China continues to grow. Can you explain a bit more about the “waste product” of tea that will be used for other purposes, such as in skin care products? I know tea is being used in the U.S. in tooth paste and skin care products as well.
The Introduction of Products
According to the ingredients of the tea blossom raw material, the products can be mainly divided into three kinds: raw material of healthy food (natural food supplement), extract and terminal products.
Raw material of healthy food (natural food supplement) can be divided into: The original powder of tea blossom, the puree of fresh tea blossom, and etc.
1.1 The original powder of tea blossom: This product is a flavescent desaponificative powder product, manufactured by physical desaponification of tea blossom (with the same components to dried tea blossom).
There are different standards of the tea blossom original powder, the customer can choose the standard products for their own needs, with regard to the specific introduction of the products, please refer to the specification of certain products. This product can be used for:
Flour and Flour products;
Fast foods and Snack;
Pot foods (Biscuits、Puffing Foods，Frying foods，Baked foods and Cookies) , and etc.
Meat products (Sausage) and etc.
Adding this product, it increases the nutritional ingredients and essential trace elements of the product, improves the organoleptic properties and quality of the product, be anti-oxidation effectively, keeps preservation and increases the shelf life of the product.
1.2 The puree of fresh tea blossom: This product is a pure natural puree product by utilizing the fresh blossoms, and adopting “tea blossom and fruit puree process technology”. It contains vegetable proteins (includes natural vegetable protein SOD). This product could supply human activated protein, protect the skin and nourish the appearance, eliminate the freckle, prevent the wrinkle and firm the skin, anti-pigment deposition and anti-oxidant, remove the besmirch, and etc. According to different product standards, this product can be added into:
Lave and washing products;
Hygienic articles for woman and child (Cosmetic cleansing towel, Top-graded napkin, Functional sanitary towel, and panty liners);
Household cleaning chemicals;
This product could eliminate the free radical in human body efficiently, complement and repair the injury of human. It’s a natural solvent-free product, no stimulation for human body, and no lesion for substances.
Extract (divided into: The composite extracts, single component, and composition)
The composite extracts is divided into concentrated solution and extract powder, which is a kind of (solution-free) concentrated solution and spray-drying powder by utilizing “the tea blossom processing technology”, and by means of extraction, concentration, and spray-drying. Then, based on the requirement of different products, produces a combining product with super-purity and multi-components by using purification, separation and combination techniques. This class of product contents different purity of polysaccharide, tea proteins, amino acid, SOD, tea polyphenols, and etc. The product includes several categories which may be consisted of single-component, multi-components, composite components, and recombinant components with high purify. According to the different concentration and product standard, it can be applied in:
Sprayed onto Tobacco shred, Salted meat, Salted Fruit and vegetable, Baked product, and etc;
Added into Soy, Pickles, Vinegar, and etc;
Used in Cosmetics of high quality, Lave and Washing products, the Paper Products for women, and etc;
Can be widely used in the products such as Function Foods, Drinks (includes Oral Liquid), and etc;
Added into Canned Goods, Sweets, Dairy Products), and etc;
Condiments, Pungent Foods, Bean Products, Whoopee Water (Beer, Rice Wine, Fruit Wines and Functional liquor), and etc;
Added these effective ingredients and active substances which have strong anti-oxidant and preservative effect into the product, it doesn’t only increase the natural nutritional ingredients of the product, but also improve the safety and the functional effects of the product.