Camellia sinensis is an evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub growing up to 3 metres tall (var sinensis), or a tree that can reach 10 - 15 metres tall with one main stem (var assamica). In cultivation the plants are usually kept pruned to a height of 1 - 1.5 metres and trained as a low profusely branching and spreading bush
Camellia sinensis plants can be found growing along the edges of forests in altitudes up to 9500 feet. The plant is a woody, evergreen, mid-sized shrub that is normally cropped to about 5 feet tall to make harvesting easier.
Camellia Sinensis-Backyard Tea There is more history to tea than you might think - a short history of tea. by Christine Parks As I begin writing, I am enjoying a cup of tea traditionally reserved for Chinese emperors—freshly dried tea made from the first spring buds of Camellia sinensis.If you've never tasted it (and chances are you haven't), let me tell you this: fresh green tea is a
The iconic Camellia Sinensis porcelain teapot approaches absolute perfection for all types of tea. New arrivals. Japanese Teapot Mara Shade structures which block up to 70% of the light are placed over the tea plants two weeks before harvest in order to soften the leaves and increase the
Camellia sinensis was given its original scientific name - Thea sinensis - in 1753 by the Swedish doctor and botanist Carl Linnaeus (later ennobled Carl von Linné). After the publication of his first work, Linné soon realised that the tea plant was a Camellia species, so renamed it Camellia sinensis.
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