Topics: Tea bag, Tea, Ink Pages: 4 (1514 words) Published: February 5, 2013
• 1. INK OUT OF TEA BAGS Prepared by: Group 2
• 2. ORIGINALLY MADE BY: Jamie Quilala
• 3. INTRODUCTION Tea is created by using the leaves of a plant known as Camellis sinensis . This plant is a native to China, South Asia and Southeast Asia but is now found • 4. Tea-drinking can be tracedback to the 10 century BC in thChina before it was spread toKorea and Japan.Basically, this drink is made bybrewing tea leaves to create anextract. Due to the chlorophyllsand other pigments in the leaves,the extract commonly appearswith a brown color. • 5. It was mentioned thattheaflavin is the reddish brownpigment found in tea. It is anexample of a flavonoid whichacts to create color. • 6. OBJECTIVESThis research is being done to find outthe potency of the extract of theleaves from the the plant Camellissinensis as an ink. Nowadays, ink is apigment in a liquid or paste form usedas colorants and dyes. Also, they arebecoming more and more expensivebecause of their increasing purposes. • 7. Our research aims to produce thisink as a cheaper alternative tothose commercial ones. Comparedto the ink we are aiming to create,commercially produced inks aretoxic and can behazardous to apersons health once there isinappropriate contact with it. • 8. To match with the color andconsistency of other inks, wewill be adding other substances,specifically vinegar andcornstarch, whichare commonand easy to find. • 9. STATEMENT OF THEPROBLEMGenerally, this investigatory project aimsto find out if tea bags can be used tocreate an ink.Specifically, it aims to answer thefollowing questions:a. Can vinegar strengthen the color ofthe product, ink?b. Can cornstarch contribute toachieving the right consistency of theink?c. Are the processes boiling andstraining efficient in taking the extractout of the tea bags? • 10. HYPOTHESES( Extracts taken from tea bags have the potential to be made into an ink.( If vinegar and cornstarch are added to the mixture, then the product would have a stronger color...
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