What is tea
What is tea All tea comes from the dried leaves of Camellia Sinensis, the tea plant that was first cultivated in China and later found growing in India. Chinese monks and European traders introduced tea to Japan, Sri Lanka, and other countries.
Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, with water being the first. Several factors affect the flavour characteristics of tea: where the tea is grown, the climate, soil conditions, and how the tea is processed.
Tea is harvested after each "flush" - the sprouting of the top two leaves and bud. The top two leaves and bud are hand-plucked and then processed into one of the four main types of tea - Black, Oolong, Green, and White.
The more elaborate details of Tea is described in subsequent pages under broad headers.