Siamote Tea

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  • Topic: Tea, Camellia sinensis, Black tea
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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION

Background of the study
There are many plants that are abundant in our country. One of these is the siam weed leaves and kamote leaves that can be found almost everywhere inUrdaneta City, but, it is being ignored by many people. These plants are very useful and can be an herbal plant.

Nowadays, there are an abundant number of products coming out from market and one of these products is commercialized teas that undergo processes that may threaten our health. Siam weed leaves contains tannin which is an astringent, bitter plant polyphenolic compound that binds to and precipitates proteins and various other organic compounds while kamote leaves can be an excellent source of antioxidativecampounds, which may protect the human body from oxidative stress that is associated with many diseases including cancer and cardiovascular diseases. And so the researchers come up to an idea to conduct an experimental research that will create an all-natural tea that have benefits to human health and is made from the locally available materials found mostly everywhere, that is, siam and kamote leaves. Statement of the Problem

This study aimed to make siam and kamote leaves as tea drink. It also determined the phytochemical constituents of siam leaves. Specifically, it answers the following questions: 1.What is/are the phytochemical constituent(s) of the siam leaves? 2.What is the level of acceptability of the siamote tea in terms of: a.)Aroma;

b.)Taste; and
c.)Appearance?
3.Is there any significant difference among the three samples of the tea drink in terms of: a.)Aroma;
b.)Taste; and
c.)Appearance?
Hypotheses
Ha:There is a significant difference among the three samples of siamote tea in terms of aroma, taste and appearance. Ho:There is no significant difference among the three samples of siamote tea in terms of aroma, taste and appearance. Scope and Limitations

This study aimed to determine the phytochemical constituents of...
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