Tea is one of the most commonly found drinks in any Indian houses. Be it any age group, the tea is one of the favourite drinks in almost every houses of the country. But, the intake of excessive tea may be dangerous for a person’s health as it contains caffeine.
So, in order to enable the people enjoy the sip of tea, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pathanamthitta has selected seven (for an end-to-end usage for the week) seasonal leaves (drumstick, jackfruit, guava, all spice, cinnamon, curry leaves and rosella) and has come up with the herbal teabags. For the better nutrient, colour and flavour retention, the production process comprises collecting, sorting disinfection and dehydration with the help of hot air oven at 50-55oC. A grinding step is also required for producing the teabags. Better dried (<7% moisture) and stored herbal powders will provide about 125 days shelf life, even without adding any food additives or preservatives.
So, if you are also thanking of giving a chance to taste the best flavours of the herbal tea, then you can definitely get one from the Agro-Products Display Centre, KVK Campus and Green Shop, Muttumon, Pathanamthitta District.
Being prepared from the natural ingredients, these herbal teas are a perfect alternative to your daily sugary and caffeinated drinks. A bigger upbeat from the consumers hints the wider possibility in employing dehydration of locally available, nutritious seasonal leaves for income generation as well for their judicious incorporation in our daily diets.
By incorporating the use of these herbal teas in your daily life, you can too get rid from many of the major lifestyle disorders and diseases.
(Source: ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Pathanamthitta)