Special Issue "Tea Chemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Declan P. Naughton
School of Life Science, Pharmacy and Chemistry, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & COMPUTING, Kingston University London, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE, UK
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Interests: inflammation; infection; oxidative stress; nutrition; toxicology; food safety; functional foods; natural products; anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agents and mechanisms; bioinorganic chemistry; drug delivery
Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world after water. Annually, it is a multi-billion dollar import business in the US, where less than 100 acres are currently farmed. Although Camellia sinensis (C.s.) growth and tea production and consumption are major economic drivers worldwide, surprisingly little is known about the environmental factors that contribute to sustainable cultivation of high quality tea even in regions where tea has grown for centuries. Many agree that water, soil, and climate affect tea plant sustainability, impact nutrient uptake and impact tea quality. However, the chemical basis of these correlates is yet to be established.
This Special Issue aims to attract contributions on all aspects of the chemistry and chemical biology of Camellia sinensis growth that impact tea quality. Contributions focused on correlating chemical measurements of growing conditions with tea quality are of special interest.
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• chemical biology
• chemical measurements of growing conditions
• tea extraction
• tea bioactivities
• tea and health
• Chemistry profile/sensory attributes of prepared tea