Tea inspection, testing and certification.
Tea shipment inspection, certification and ingredients laboratory testing are provided by Intertek in tea producing, processing and consumption regions of the world. Intertek tea testing and inspection services help ensure buyers receive the correct quantity and quality of tea ordered. Trained and professional field staff are located in key tea producing and processing regions of the world.
Trained chemists operate modern analytical laboratories to international standards, with expertise in tea chemistry.
Tea lab tests:
Intertek laboratories in Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, and the USA analyse volatile and non-volatile compounds. These compounds can directly effect a tea's flavour, taste, colour, aroma and smell. The tea labs test for polyphenols, caffeine, amino acids, terpenoids, alcohols, carbonyl compounds and other volatiles. Other tea analyses include theaflavin and thearubigin, along with total colour, percent brightness, astringency, bitterness and sweetness.
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