The expansion includes green, black, white, oolong, and pu’erh tea extracts.
Layn Natural Ingredient Corp. (Irvine, CA) is expanding its portfolio of tea extracts that contain scientifically supported antioxidants and other active ingredients, including polyphenols, catechins, EGCG, flavonoids, L-theanine, and natural caffeine. Each deliver functional benefits for health-and-wellness applications. The expansion includes green, black, white, oolong, and pu’erh tea.
“Consumers are well familiar with the health benefits of tea,” said Collette Kakuk, vice president of global marketing at Layn Natural Ingredients, in a press release. “Next to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Expansion of our tea extracts portfolio to include a mainstay variety such as green tea extract and also lesser known, potent varieties such as pu’erh tea, brings to market a breadth of tea extract ingredients brands can leverage to meet today’s consumer demand for clean label, recognizable, functional ingredients that address key consumer concerns – from immune support, natural energy and cardiovascular health, to brain health, mood support, and weight management. We have focused our innovation on developing and delivering the world’s leading portfolio of high-quality, natural tea extracts to meet these demands.”
The product line also includes sweet blackberry tea extract and instant powdered tea. The line is also Non-GMO Project Verified and USDA Organic Certified, plus contain no maltodextrin or other carrier ingredients. The company has patented its proprietary manufacturing processes for L-theanine and other tea extracts enabling further innovation and exceeding traditional industry purity and quality standards. In the Americas, Layn offers an L-theanine extract that is 100% natural with up to 98% purity. In the European market, Layn introduced its EFSA-compliant, up to 40% L-theanine green tea extracts, which are supported by C14 analysis to confirm Camellia sinensis origin.