- Volume 30 Issue 3
Flavor components of natively grown tea plant(Camellia sinensis O. kuntze) in Korea, collected from 12 locations, were analyzed by gas chromatograph and mass spectrometer. Seventy to eighty flavor components in tea leaves were separated by GC. Total 52 flavor components were identified by comparing gas chromatograhp retention time and mass spectral date. They were classified as 19 alcohols, 5 aldehydes, 2 hydrocarbons, 6 ketones, 4 esters, 3 lactones, 2 acids, 3 phenols, 4 pyrazines, and 4 nitrogenous compounds. Major compounds identified were geraniol, linalool oxide, 1-hexanol and ethanol.