Not a development that's going to affect my life much, but if you're into instant tea you might be interested to know that Indian scientists have devised a way to improve it.
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, in West Bengal, have come up with a process that uses green tea to make instant, a change from the current process, which uses black tea. This new method is said to improve aroma and flavor and cut processing time considerably. Of course, it will still be instant tea, no matter what you do to it, but there's obviously a market for that sort of thing.
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