ProfileDr. Youngmok Kim received his master’s degree from the University of Florida where he researched postharvest processing of tropical fruit. Upon completion, he moved to Texas A&M University where he started his tea research for his Ph.D. project. His doctoral research topic was finding factors which influence antioxidant polyphenolic stability during storage and investigating mechanisms/solutions for tea precipitation in tea beverages. Fortunately, he was able to continue researching tea, which he loves to do, at Synergy flavors, one of the largest tea flavor and extract producers along with various tea beverages in the nation where he has been working for 9 years as a senior research scientist. His current work focuses on polyphenolic stability during storage, minimize precipitation/turbidity in tea beverages, developing naturally colored tea drinks, maximizing extraction yield during tea processing, and many other tea research topics.