Alugbati (Basella rubra) Organic Tea
A Science Investigatory Project
Submitted as an Entry to
The Local Science Fair
Anica Shane V. Cabrera
Mr. Michael M. Safred
August 8, 2011
Since tea act as newly craze across the world this generation it is a worldly desire to have a cup of it. The main conflict with this study is that teas are said to contain fluoride and caffeine which will contribute to our body negatively. This thing brought the researcher to the study. One good thing is that Alugbati leaves don’t even contain fluoride and caffeine. This ideology satisfies the researcher to use this thing as a fine source of tea.
Alugbati leaves that show no signs of were collected and dried naturally for an hour. After removing the unnecessary materials such as dust, the leaves were lain out on a clean sheet and processed after an hour. The leaves were roasted in a pan over a low fire to reduce its moisture and to sanitize it. This process also enhances the taste of the tea.
However, the outcome shows a potential to get on the level of conventional teas. The researcher concludes that alugbati can be a fine source of tea that will positively contribute to man’s health. Further studies are required to bring progression to the product.
This dissertation would not have been possible without the guidance and the assistance of several individuals who in one way or another contributed and extended their valuable assistance in the preparation and completion of this study.
First and foremost, my utmost gratitude to my Parents Mr. Emmanuel D. Cabrera and Chelo V. Cabrera whose sincerity and encouragement I will never forget and also for the financial support to finish this research studies.
Mr. Michael M. Safred,the Research II adviser for he has been my inspiration as I hurdle all the obstacles in the completion this research work.
Mrs.Georgia Talabong, the head of the Science Faculty, for molding our skills in Reserch.
Last but not the least, my family and the one above all of us, Lord God, for answering my prayers for giving me the strength to stnd up despite my wanting to give up and surrender, thank you so much Dear Lord.
Tea-drinking is really the new craze. Well, it’s been so in many countries, but the fever seems to be catching here in Philippines. Tea is now a much-preferred drink by many. Tea is native to East and South Asia and presumably recovered around the point of confluence of the lands of north Burma, northeast India, Tibet, and southwest China Tibet. The usage of tea as a beverage was first recorded in China. Tea is a superexcellent drink with wonderful color, scent and taste. Besides its main function as a beverage, tea has various special uses. Tea has been enjoyed by the Chinese and Japanese cultures for thousands of years, yet it has not been until relatively recently that the rest of the world has discovered the complacency of green tea. Tea has disputed health benefits. It affects people differently and that there are many types of tea that have different health benefits. The future of tea lies in whole leaves. We yearn for the art of tea that was lost to convenience. But it’s an art form that’s slowly being revived because the market is ready. Today, there seems to be more interest and appreciation of the finer things, and pretty much like the evolution of coffee, tea is on its way to becoming a staple across the world.
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
There have been loads of studies and researches lately showing a boat-load of good health benefits from tea drinking. Each...
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