Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce tea. It is of the genus Camellia, literally: "tea flower" of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. Common names include "tea plant", "tea shrub", and "tea tree" (not to be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of tea tree oil).
Two major varieties are grown: Camellia sinensis var. sinensis for Chinese teas, and Camellia sinensis var. assamica for Indian Assam teas. White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are all harvested from one or the other, but are processed differently to attain varying levels of oxidation. Kukicha (twig tea) is also harvested from Camellia sinensis, but uses twigs and stems rather than leaves.
Delivered on time and very nice.
Superb, full of flavour, why would you drink Yorkshire tea!
I used to be a Twinnings Earl Grey loose leaf tea girl.... but then I tried this. Wow, there is no going back! The tea is perfumed but with a freshness rather than sweetness and that's it now...what a difference. I'm so glad I sat next to 'Mr Totally Loose Leaf' on a plane recently and can see why he raved about the tea - he is so right and I am so glad I bought and tried some - thank you!
What a gorgeous flavour combination - green tea with hint of puffed rice. Sounds awkward. Tastes amazing!
My favourite Earl Gray tea. The citrus peel and lemongrass gives it a wonderful aroma.