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Table 2 Concentrations of tea metabolites in C. sinensis ‘Huangjinju’ under natural sunlight and shade

From: Transcriptomic analysis reveals mechanism of light-sensitive albinism in tea plant Camellia sinensis ‘Huangjinju’

 Natural sunlightShade
N88
Amino acid2.09 ± 0.052.13 ± 0.05
Caffeine3.23 ± 0.073.41 ± 0.14
Polyphenol19.8 ± 1.6a24.9 ± 1.3b
Total Catechin15.1 ± 1.5a18.2 ± 1.1b
Gallate0.030 ± 0.0070.026 ± 0.005
Epigallocatechin0.22 ± 0.01a0.28 ± 0.02b
Catechin0.08 ± 0.01a0.12 ± 0.01b
Epicatechin0.47 ± 0.070.53 ± 0.03
Epigallocatechin gallate12.2 ± 1.714.3 ± 1.0
Gallocatechin gallate0.18 ± 0.050.17 ± 0.04
Epicatechin gallate1.78 ± 0.4a2.51 ± 0.4b
Catechin gallate0.13 ± 0.01a0.20 ± 0.03b
  1. All numbers are relative weight (%). Data are presented as mean ± s.e.m. Significant differences (p < 0.05) between treatments are denoted with different lower-case letters