Rawat, Renu and Gulati, Ashu (2008) Seasonal and clonal variations in some major glycosidic bound volatiles in Kangra tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. European Food Research and Technology, 226. pp. 1241-1249.

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Seasonal and clonal variations in glycosidic bound volatile compounds were studied in tea clones representing the three different varieties viz. sinensis, assamica and cambodiensis grown in Kangra region. Glycosidic bound volatile compounds were characterised by GC–MS and quantification of major volatiles was done by GC. (E)-2-hexenal, benzyl alcohol, phenylethanol, linalool, linalool oxides, geraniol and methyl salicylate were the major glycosidic bound volatiles identified in tea shoot. Clonal variations in the quantity were observed in these bound volatiles. Seasonal variations were also observed in the quantity of bound volatiles in regional Kangra clone during three different growth flushes of tea. These variations in glycosidic precursors of volatile compounds were studied in context with orthodox made tea and its quality. These seasonal and clonal variations in precursors of volatile compounds can be directly correlated to the difference in the quality of tea made from these cultivars.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Camellia sinensis. Flavour index. Glycosides. Orthodox black tea. Terpene index. Volatile compounds
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 04:34
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2011 04:34
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/13

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