Partridge tea (Mallotus oblongifolius (Miq.) Mull.Arg.) is a local characteristic tea in Hainan, the southernmost province of China, and the quality of partridge tea may be affected by the producing areas. In this study, stable isotope and targeted metabolomics combined chemometrics were used as potential tools for analyzing and identifying partridge tea from different origins. Elemental analysis-stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometrywas used to analyze the characteristics of C/N/O/H stable isotopes and 54 chemical components, including polyphenols and alkaloids in partridge tea samples from four regions in Hainan (Wanning, Wenchang, Sanya and Baoting). The results showed that there were significant differences in the stable isotope ratios and polyphenol and alkaloid contents of partridge tea from different origins, and both could accurately classify partridge tea from different origins. The correct separation and clustering of the samples were observed by principal component analysis and the cross-validated Q...

You do not currently have access to this content.