Selected Bibliography

General reading in English

Alan/ Iris MacfarlaneGreen Gold : the Empire of TeaEbury2003
Denis BonheureTropical Agriculturalist, The: TeaMacmillan1990
Di WangThe Teahouse: Small Business, Everyday Culture, and Public Politics in Chengdu 1900~1950Stanford University Press2008
Francis Leggett & Co.Tea LeavesThe Project Gutenberg Etext2002
Ian McDowell, Philip OwuorTaste of tea, The: What’s in a cup of tea?New Scientist19921803:30
Jane PettigrewSocial History Of Tea, ANational Trust2002
Jason GoodwinGunpowder Gardens, TheChatto & Windus1990
John GriffithsTea — the Drink that Changed the WorldAndre Deutsch2007
Joseph Needham/ Hsing-tsung HuangScience and Civilization of China, V6: Fermentations and Food ScienceCambridge University Press2000 Vol. VI:5
Kakuzo OkakuraBook of Tea, TheStone Bridge Classics 2006 edition1906
MAI FoundationChinese Yixing TeawaresMAI Foundation, The2000
Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J HeissStory of Tea, The — A Cultural History and Drinking GuideTen Speed Press2007
Morgan Pitelka (ed)Japanese tea culture : art, history, and practiceRoutledgeCurzon2003
Paul Varley, Kumakura Isao (ed)Tea in Japan : essays on the history of chanoyuUniversity of Hawaii Press1989
Robert FortuneJourney to the tea countries of China, AMidmay Books 1987 edition1852
Roy MoxhamTea : Addiction, Exploitation, and EmpireCarroll & Graf2004
The Food and Agriculture Standards Committee, UKTea — Preparation of liquor for use in sensory tests
BS 6008:1980 / ISO 3103:1980
British Standard2002UDC 663.953.
The Palace MuseumYixing ZishaForbidden City Press2007


Scientific papers in English

Since 2011, we no longer update this following list. All referenced and cited papers are footnoted in the respective article in this site.

CK Chow, P Rao-Melacini, SS AnandAssociation of Diet, Exercise, and Smoking Modification With Risk of Early Cardiovascular Events After Acute Coronary SyndromesCirculation, Journal of the American Heart Association2010121: 750-758
CS Yang, JD Lambert, S SangAntioxidative and anti-carcinogenic activities of tea polyphenolsNational Institute of Health, NIH Public Access2010
Y Matsui, K Kobayashi, H Masuda et alQuantitative Analysis of Saponins in a Tea-leaf Extract and Their Antihypercholesterolemic ActivityBioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry200973 (7): 1513-1519
E Suzuki, T Yorifuji, S Takao et alGreen Tea Consumption and Mortality among Japanese Elderly People: The Prospective Shizuoka Elderly CohortAnnals of Epidemiology200919:732–739
D Komes, D HoržIć, A Belščak et alDetermination of Caffeine Content in Tea and Maté Tea by using Different MethodsCzech Journal of Food Sciences200927: S213-16
P Baumeister, M Reiter, N Kleinsasser et alEpigallocatechin-3-gallate reduces DNA damage induced by benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxide and cigarette smoke condensate in human mucosa tissue culturesEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention200918, 3: 230-235
DR Zhou, YQ Chen, DJ NiEffect of water quality on the nutritional components and antioxidant activity of green tea extractsFood Chemistry2009113: 110–114
GW Arendash, T Mori, CH Cao et alCaffeine Reverses Cognitive Impairment and Decreases Brain Amyloid-beta Levels in Aged Alzheimer’s Disease MiceJournal of Alzheimer’s Disease200917(3): 661-80
T Unno, C Osada, Y Motoco et alDietary Tea Catechins Increase Fecal Energy in RatsJournal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology200955: 447-451
JH Parks, JY Jin, WK Baek et alAmbivalent role of gallated catechins in glucose tolerance in humans: A novel insight into non-absorbable gallated catechin-derived inhibitors of glucose absorptionJournal of Physiology and Pharmacology200960, 4: 101-109
J Suzuki, M Isobe, R Morishita et alTea Polyphenols Regulate Key Mediators on Inflammatory Cardiovascular DiseasesMediators of Inflammation2009Article ID
J Söhle, A Knott, U Holtzmann et alWhite Tea extract induces lipolytic activity and inhibits adipogenesis in human subcutaneous (pre)-adipocytesNutrition & Metabolism20096:20
DB Panagiotakos, C Lionis, A Zeimbekis et alLong-Term Tea Intake is Associated with Reduced Prevalence of (Type 2) Diabetes Mellitus among Elderly People from Mediterranean Islands: MEDIS Epidemiological StudyYonsei Medical Journal200950(1): 31–38
HT Zhu, CR Yang, Y Li et alAdvances on the Research of Microbes during the Post-fermentative Process of Pu-Er TeaActa Botanica Yunnanica200830 (6): 718~724
D Neves, M Assunção, F Marques et alDoes regular consumption of green tea influence expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor in aged rat erectile tissue? Possible implications for vasculogenic erectile dysfunction progressionAge200830: 217–228
AR Cameron, S Anton, L Melville et alBlack tea polyphenols mimic insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling to the longevity factor FOXO1aAging Cell20087
PV Anandh Babu, D LiuGreen Tea Catechins and Cardiovascular Health: An UpdateCurrent Medicinal Chemistry200815: 1840-1850
E Malinowska, I Inkielewicz, W Czarnowski et alAssessment of fluoride concentration and daily intake by human from tea and herbal infusionsFood and Chemical Toxicology200846: 1055–1061
KY Syu, CL Lin, HC Huang et alDetermination of Theanine, GABA, and Other Amino Acids in Green, Oolong, Black, and Pu-erh Teas with Dabsylation and High-Performance Liquid ChromatographyJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200856: 7637–7643
Y Cheng, T Huynh-Ba, I Blank et alTemporal Changes in Aroma Release of Longjing Tea Infusion: Interaction of Volatile and Nonvolatile Tea Components and Formation of 2-Butyl-2-octenal upon AgingJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200856 (6): 2160–2169
G Santana-Rios, GA Orner, MR Xu et alInhibition by White Tea of 2-Amino-1-Methyl-6-Phenylimidazo[4,5- b]Pyridine-Induced Colonic Aberrant Crypts in the F344 RatNational Institute of Health, NIH Public Access2008
M Bose, JD Lambert, J Ju et alThe Major Green Tea Polyphenol, (−)-Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate, Inhibits Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Fatty Liver Disease in High-Fat–Fed MiceNational Institute of Health, NIH Public Access2008
MC Venables, CJ Hulston, HR Cox et alGreen tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humansThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition200887:778–84
KC Maki, MS Reeves, M Farmer et alGreen Tea Catechin Consumption Enhances Exercise-Induced Abdominal Fat Loss in Overweight and Obese AdultsThe Journal of Nutrition20080022-3166
Taiyokagaku Co., LtdSleep Improving CompositionEuropean Patent Application EP17436332007EP20050727560
KC Jeng, CS Chen, YP FangEffect of Microbial Fermentation on Content of Statin, GABA, and Polyphenols in Pu-Erh TeaJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200755: 8787–8792
J Wright, F Wulfert, J Hort et alEffect of Preparation Conditions on Release of Selected Volatiles in Tea HeadspaceJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200755: 1445−1453
DJ Yang, LS Hwang, JT LinEffects of different steeping methods and storage on caffeine, catechins and gallic acid in bag tea infusionsJournal of Chromatography20071156: 312–320
CL Lin, HC Huang, JK LinTheaflavins attenuate hepatic lipid accumulation through activating AMPK in human HepG2 cellsJournal of Lipid Research200786:54
M Boschmann, F ThieleckeThe Effects of Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate on Thermogenesis and Fat Oxidation in Obese Men: A Pilot StudyJournal of the American College of Nutrition200726, 4: 389S–395S
Ian T JohnsonPhytochemicals and cancerProceedings of the Nutrition Society200766: 207–215
U.S. Department of AgricultureUSDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected FoodsU.S. Department of Agriculture2007release 2.1
S Kuriyama, T Shimazu, K Ohmori et alGreen Tea Consumption and Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and All Causes in Japan (The Ohsaki Study)Journal of American Medical Association2006Vol 296, No. 10: 1255~60
S Kuriyama, A Hozawa, K Ohmori et alGreen tea consumption and cognitive function: a cross-sectional study from the Tsurugaya ProjectThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition200683:355–61
C Cabrera, R Artacho, R Gime ́nezBeneficial Effects of Green Tea—A ReviewJournal of the American College of Nutrition200625 (2): 79–99
T Nagao, Y Komine, S Soga et alIngestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in menThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition200581:122-9
J. Peterson, J. Dwyer et alMajor flavonoids in dry teaJournal of Food Composition and Analysis200518: 487–501
IA Hakim, RB Harris, HHS Chow et alEffect of a 4-Month Tea Intervention on Oxidative DNA Damage among Heavy Smokers: Role of Glutathione S-Transferase GenotypesCancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention200413: 242–249
Food Standards Agency, UKSurvey of Caffeine Levels in Hot BeveragesFood Standards Agency, UK200453/04
Y Sawai, Y Yamaguchi, J TanakaMethyl Anthranilate is the Cause of Cultivar-Specific Aroma in the Japanese Tea Cultivar ‘Sofu’Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly200438 (4): 271 – 274
Y Lu, WF Guo, XQ YangFluoride content in tea and its relationship with tea qualityJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200452(14): 4472-6
Eisei Nishitani, Yuko M. SagesakaSimultaneous determination of catechins, caffeine and other phenolic compounds in tea using new HPLC methodJournal of Food Composition and Analysis200417: 675–685
V Crespy, G WilliamsonA Review of the Health Effects of Green Tea Catechins in In Vivo Animal ModelsThe Journal of Nutrition2004134: 3431S–3440S
U.S. Department of AgricultureUSDA National Fluoride Database of Selected Beverages and FoodsU.S. Department of Agriculture2004
CN Chen, CM Liang, JR Lai et alCapillary Electrophoretic Determination of Theanine, Caffeine, and Catechins in Fresh Tea Leaves and Oolong Tea and Their Effects on Rat Neurosphere Adhesion and MigrationJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200351: 7495−7503
YS Lin, YJ Tsai, JS Tsay et alFactors affecting the levels of tea polyphenols and caffeine in tea leavesJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry200326; 51(7):1864-73
JD Lambert, CS YangMechanisms of Cancer Prevention by Tea ConstituentsThe Journal of Nutrition2003133: 3262S-3267S
MJS Charrier, GP Savage, L VanhanenOxalate content and calcium binding capacity of tea and herbal teasAsia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition200211(4): 298–301
N Li, X Chen, J Liao et alInhibition of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced oral carcinogenesis in hamsters by tea and curcuminCarcinogenesis200223 (8): 1307-1313
KJ Mukamal, M Maclure, JE Muller et alTea Consumption and Mortality After Acute Myocardial InfarctionCirculation, Journal of the American Heart Association2002105: 2476
YG Zuo, H Chen, YW DengSimultaneous determination of catechins, caffeine and gallic acids in green, Oolong, black and pu-erh teas using HPLC with a photodiode array detectorTalanta200257: 307–316
JA Lai, WC Yang, JY HsiaoAn assessment of genetic relationships in cultivated tea clones and native wild tea in Taiwan using RAPD and ISSR markersBotanical Studies200142: 93-100
LK Han, Y Kimura, M Kawashima, et alAnti-obesity effects in rodents of dietary teasaponin, a lipase inhibitorInternational Journal of Obesity200125: 1459–1464
G Santana-Riosa, GA Ornera, A AmantanaPotent antimutagenic activity of white tea in comparison with green tea in the Salmonella assayMutation Research2001495: 61–74
S Trevisanato, YI KimTea and HealthNutrition Reviews200058: 1~10
John H WeisburgerAntimutagens, anticarcinogens, and effective worldwide cancer preventionJournal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology199918 (2): 85-93
AG Dulloo, C Duret, D Rohrer et alEfficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humansThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition199970:1040–5
J Cao, XX Bai, Y Zhao et alThe Relationship of Fluorosis and Brick Tea Drinking in Chinese TibetansEnvironmental Health Perspectives1996104, 12
N Togari, A Kobayashi, T AishimaPattern recognition applied to gas chromatographic profiles of volatile components in three tea categoriesFood Research International199528 (5): 495-502
A Hossain, M Furuichi, Y YonePOV, TBA, 3 HUFA and Nutritive Value of Scrap Meal Fermented with Aspergillus glaucusNippon Suisan Gakkaishi198854(8): 1391-1394
BO Eggum, B Pedersen, I JacobsenThe influence of dietary tea, coffee and cocoa on protein and energy utilization of soya-bean meal and barley in ratsBritish Journal of Nutrition198350: 197-205
Muneyuki NakagawaChemical Components and Taste of Green TeaTea Technology Division, National Research Institute of Tea, Japan1975


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