International Journal of Tea Science

Editor-in-Chief : Prof. P. Okinda Owuor
No. of Issues Per Year : 4 | Frequency: Quarterly
Print ISSN: 0972-544X
Indexed with : CABI Online and Ulrich's.


The GENESIS of this Journal may be traced back to October 1996 when the International Conference on Global Advances in Tea Science, held in Delhi identified the gaping chasm in the generation and dissemination of tea information to concerned users. The delegates recommended a refereed research journal, exclusive to tea, published by a registered society. The International Society of Tea Science (ISTS) was launched with the help of National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies (NISTADS). It was proposed that in due course of time the ISTS may catalyze other activities viz. help catalogue tea Germplasm and publish books, monographs and directories. In this context the Society (ISTS) approached the Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC) of the CSIR in October 1998 for collaboration. The INSDOC agreed to make available their expertise in transfer of information and utilization of electronic information systems, as well as make available their readership network, for this joint ISTS-INSDOC project. This arrangement continued through 2001-2002 for publication of 3 world quality issues of Volume 1 of the International Journal of Tea Science. The reorganization of INSDOC and the refocusing of the institution mandate of the successor institute NISCAIR in late 2002 forced the ISTS to plough a lone furrow since January 2002.

Until the mid 2006, eight more issues of the International Journal of Tea Science (IJTS) have been published. These include special issues on Health, Pesticide Residues, Biocides, Conference Proceedings, OCHA 2004 Abstracts, and Tea Breeding & Germplasm Evaluation. The IJTS is now in the 5th year of it successful publication and looks forward to many more years of service to the tea community as provider of research information.

The Journal Brings to you

  •  State-of-the-art subject reviews
  •  Peer-reviewed research papers
  •  Notes and news
  •  Book reviews
  •  World scan of tea literature through bibliographic abstracts

Provides you

World literature in tea science comprising 10,000 bibliographic documents in 2001-2006, which is growing by the day.

After hibernation for four years, the IJTS was re-started with the Tea Board of India as a joint publication. Four issues of volume 8 were published during 2011-2013. These are listed letter.

Users and Beneficiaries

  •  Tea Scientists
  •  Corporate Tea Industry
  •  Progressive Tea Growers
  •  Policy Makers
  •  Financial Institutions
  •  Students of Tea Science
  •  Tea Machinery Manufacturers
  •  Tea-input Suppliers
  •  Value-added Products Industry
  •  Tea-based Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Industry

Tea Science Abstract via CABI Online



Call for Papers

Dear Authors
MRI Publication is an online forum for scientists and scholars involved in research to publish high quality and refereed papers. As an Editor-in-Chief of the  International Journal of Tea Science, I am pleased to invite you to submit your valuable manuscripts for publication in the journal. The International Journal of Tea Science is a peer reviewed international  journal of scientific research providing access to quality information and valuable input covering all areas of tea production and research that apply to the scientific and engineering communities. Our aim is to provide a platform for the scientists, researchers,  engineers and planters to understand interrelationship and interaction amongst them as well as end users. We welcome high quality original research articles and review papers in the aforementioned fields
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Vol 12, No 1-2 (2016): International Journal of Tea Science

International Journal of Tea Science

Table of Contents


Yumnam Devashree, B. K. Dutta, S. B. Paul, Sudip Choudhury
Jenipher A. Odak, P. Okinda Owuor, Lawrence O.A. Mang’uro, Evelyn Cheramgoi, Francis N. Wachira
Jenipher A. Odak, P. Okinda Owuora, Lawrence O.A. Mang’uro, Evelyn Cheramgoi, and Francis N. Wachira
Mutuku A. Muthiani, John K. Wanyoko, Francis N. Wachira, Samson M. Kamunya, Richard M. Chalo, Samuel Kimutai, Rashid Khalid, Stephen Karori
P Okinda Owuor, Martin Obanda
Toshio Hasegawa, Yasutsugu Tsukumo, Takashi Fujita, Takashi Fujihara, Atsushi Takahashi, Kenta Nakajima
Kralawi Sita, Sunarru Samsi Hariadi, Subejo
Klaus STOLZE, Lars GILLE, Bernard A. GOODMAN
Mu-Lien Lin