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Tea is made from the young leaves of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis.

Interesting facts:

  • The Chinese used tea as medicine. Today there is renewed interest in its health-giving properties.
  • Tea is grown in around 25 countries in the subtropics and the cool, moist, mountainous tropics, from sea level to 2,100 metres
Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis
Two pictures of Camellia sinensis
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