There are thousands of different kinds of teas, each with their own individual appearance, taste and aroma. All types of tea come from the same basic plant, the Camellia Sinensis plant. The Camellia Sinensis plant is native to Asia, but is currently cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical areas. With over 3,000 varieties, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water.
The differences between teas arise from processing, growing conditions, and geography and can be categorized into 4 major categories: white, green, oolong and black. Continue Reading