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    Botanical drawing: Tea plant. Image is public domain

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      Camellia sinensis - (L.)Kuntze.- the evergreen shrub used to make tea. All tea is from this plant. Herbal teas are, in fact, not teas but are rather infusions b/c they do not use camellia sinensis. Black tea, green tea, Oolong tea- all from camellia just leaves prepared differently. First tea plantations in US were in Charleston, SC. Probably this coupled with southern heat is why iced tea is such a popular southern drink.

    • Nathan Hartgraves

      Camellia sinensis is used to harvest white tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea.

    • P. Whittle

      Tea plant - Camellia sinensis cross-section of flower on lower left and seeds on lower right

    • Ariana Klassen-Glanzer

      White tea, green tea, black tea -- they all come from the beautiful Camellia Sinensis.

    • Una Owen

      Camellia sinensis (tea plant) botanical print from Köhler's Medizinal ...

    • Hari Palta, Ph.D.

      Tea plant (Camellia sinensis) from Köhler's Medicinal Plants

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      botanical illustration scientific green tea - Google Search

    • Vanessa Lee

      botanical drawing of camellia sinensis- the tea plant

    • Sonya Hodges

      Tea botanical art

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