Flavanol Composition and Caffeine Content of Green Leaf as Quality Potential Indicators of Kenyan Black Teas

@inproceedings{Obanda1997FlavanolCA,
  title={Flavanol Composition and Caffeine Content of Green Leaf as Quality Potential Indicators of Kenyan Black Teas},
  author={Martin Obanda and Philip O. Owuor and Sarah Jane Taylor},
  year={1997}
}
The flavanol composition and caffeine content of green tea leaf, black tea quality parameters of theaflavins, thearubigins, liquor brightness and total colour varied more among clones than with time of the year. In green leaf, either (-)epicatechin gallate or (-)epigallocatechin gallate was the dominant flavanol present. Regression analysis of tasters' preferences for black teas against green leaf chemical components showed positive and significant correlations for (-)epicatechin gallate (r = 0… CONTINUE READING

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