The thousands properties of tea tannins

The thousands properties of tea tannins

Tannin is present in all plant species, even if in very different concentrations. For example, in tea leaves! As a consequence, tea is rich in tannin, and it’s an excellent drink. The third most consumed drink in the world, after water and coffee, and this also thanks...
Which plants contain tannin?

Which plants contain tannin?

Tannin, as we well know, is a natural substance found in all plants. Some of these, such as chestnut and quebracho trees, contain it in particularly high quantities, making them suitable for tannin extraction. Let’s explore them in detail. Main raw materials for...
How is tannin produced?

How is tannin produced?

Tannin is a surprising substance, present in all plants (although some contain it in a higher percentage). Once extracted, it finds useful applications in many sectors, from leather tanning to cosmetics, from the food industry to agriculture. Let’s get to know...
Tannins and plant defenses

Tannins and plant defenses

Have you ever tasted a young wine that left you with a rough, dry mouthfeel? Have you ever experienced this sensation on a persimmon, an underripe fruit, or tasting an edible wild plant? This phenomenon is called astringency. Well, astringency was the moment when you...