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This was in my company’s kitchen this morning so I’m giving it a shot. Smells great and tastes pretty good for a paper bagged tea. I’ve added lots of honey. Ingredient list is green tea, lemongrass, “natural flavors” (?), rose petals and peppermint. Why does it also contain soy lecithin? Need to keep an eye on this ingredient in other teas.

The Mad Hatter

I think that it is to preserve the tea giving it a longer shelf life. Besides that it does not make scenes to me too.

Mitch Donaberger

Soy lecithin, in this case, is most likely being used as an emulsifier – that is, an ingredient that helps keep things that naturally separate together. My best bet is that the oils in the lemongrass rise to the surface of the tea and make the flavor bitter, and the soy lecithin is being used to keep it all together.

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The Mad Hatter

I think that it is to preserve the tea giving it a longer shelf life. Besides that it does not make scenes to me too.

Mitch Donaberger

Soy lecithin, in this case, is most likely being used as an emulsifier – that is, an ingredient that helps keep things that naturally separate together. My best bet is that the oils in the lemongrass rise to the surface of the tea and make the flavor bitter, and the soy lecithin is being used to keep it all together.

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