Tea Plant


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The tea plant is commonly known as camellia Sinensis. Most people know about different types of teas, maybe even tasted some, but don’t know a fact that almost every tea you drink is made from a particular species of the tea plant. Camellia Sinensis is the name of the tea plant. However, there are two varieties of this tea plant. It has different characteristics and of course, it defines each of them. If you are visiting China, remember you will see the black tea is being called red tea there. Though, the different taste totally depends on the oxidation time during processing. If you know or taste oolong tea, you will notice just a slight difference between green tea and oolong tea. That’s because of the oxidation time only. 

Now, we should have a detailed idea about Tea plant, their origin and of course, varieties. 

Origin Of Tea Plant: 

If you are drinking caffeine tea or know about this, then you should obviously know the origin. Most of the caffeine teas are made from camellia Sinensis including green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and others. The southwest region of China is the evergreen forest shrub and you will find this plant here. The leaves of this plant are glossy green with serrated edges. There was a popular story of how the tea was invented and almost everyone knows it. However, tea has both palatable and medicinal properties. 

Different Types Of Teas: 

Well, there are only two types of varieties of tea plants. One is Camellia Sinensis Sinensis which you will get only in China. The cold temperature of China is just perfect for this tea plant. Camellia Sinensis Assamica is another one. The Chinese tea generally grown on the slope of the mountain and the Assam tea can be found on the side of Northern India. This plant is generally more tropical than the Chinese one. This variety is mainly use to make robust teas such as oolong tea, Pu-erh, black tea and others. 

Tea Plant: Know More About Camellia Sinensis And It's Origin
Tea Plant

Know The Cultivation Details: 

The Camellia sinensis generally flourishes in some sort of tropical climates. But the China one grows in high altitude, cooler climates. But, you will find a tea garden in the United States as well. There you will find tea in Hawaii which is commonly known as the subtropical region of the southeast. You can also try cultivating tea plants in the greenhouse or in cooler climates. However, there are a lot of tea gardens you will see. But you need to prune it so that it doesn’t grow into a small tree. 

Tea Plant: Know More About Camellia Sinensis And It's Origin
Tea Plant

However, Tea is most of the people’s favorite beverage and you can also try pruning it. But if you don’t live in a cool place then it might not be grown. Tea needs proper care and the harvesting process should also be properly done. Mostly, people harvest tea during the warmer months so that the plant grows stronger. If you are living somewhere in the Northern climate then it will hardly take four to five months. And, you will be ready to enjoy your tea. 

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