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Odhiambo, H.O., Owuor, P.O., Othieno, C.O. (1988) Factors Affecting Tea Quality: I. Agronomic Practices: A Review. Tea, 9, 36-40.

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  • TITLE: Influence of Geographical Regions on Catechin and Caffeine Levels in Tea (Camellia sinensis)

    AUTHORS: Augustine Mutuku, John Wanyoko, Francis Wachira, Samson Kamunya, Richard Chalo, Samuel Kimutai, Kelvin Moseti, Stephen Karori

    KEYWORDS: Camellia sinensis, Clonal Variations, Regional Variations, Catechins, Caffeine

    JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.7 No.3, March 23, 2016

    ABSTRACT: This study aimed at investigating the influence of different growing conditions in two regions, Timbilil and Kangaita, on the levels of catechins and caffeine. Fresh leaf samples of 60 clones cultivated in both sites were obtained, processed and assayed for levels of caffeine, total and individual catechins using Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC). The obtained data was subjected to analysis of variance using GENSTAT-C statistical software. Safe for a few clones in the Kangaita site had significantly higher total and individual catechins than those grown in the Timbilil site. A mean epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) content of 7.9% was observed for Kangaita clones compared to 6.7% in Timbilil. A similar trend was observed for the rest of the individual catechin fractions with a mean epicatechin gallate (ECG) of 3.3% in Kangaita and 2.5% in Timbilil, a mean epigallocatechin (EGC) of 5.2% in Kangaita compared to 5.0% in Timbilil and a mean epicatechin (EC) content of 1.5% in Kangaita compared to 1.4% in Timbilil. Similarly in the total catechins analyses, clones in Kangaita had a mean value of 18.7% compared to 16.2% observed for the Timbilil site clones. However, the Timbilil site clones had significantly high caffeine contents (mean, 4.2%) compared to the Kangaita site clones (mean, 3.9%) although with a few exceptions. Significant interactions (P