Accumulation of fluoride and aluminium related to different varieties of tea plant

Jianyun RUAN, Ming Hung WONG

Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

93 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Samples of young shoot, mature leaf, twig, root, and litter were taken from four recently bred varieties Zhe-nong 113, Zhe-nong 121, Zi-sun, and Bi-feng grown at two tea plantations located at Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces. The results showed that the concentrations of F and A1 in tea plants were significantly different among the four varieties. It is therefore possible that F and A1 concentrations in tea products can be reduced through variety selection. The results also revealed that old leaves would be the major contribution to the high levels of F and A1 in brick tea since it is produced mainly for old leaves. Therefore, in order to eliminate the hazard of over-exposure to F and A1 derived from tea, younger shoot should be used for making tea products while mature leaves should be avoided. Copyright © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
JournalEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001

Citation

Ruan, J., & Wong, M. H. (2001). Accumulation of fluoride and aluminium related to different varieties of tea plant. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 23(1), 53-63. doi: 10.1023/A:1011082608631

Keywords

  • Aluminium
  • Camellia sinensis L.
  • China
  • Fluoride
  • Soil factors
  • Tea leaves
  • Tea plantation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Accumulation of fluoride and aluminium related to different varieties of tea plant'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.