Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Tea is both the common name of Camellia sinensis and the name of an infusion made with the leaves of this plant. Green tea is unfermented; black tea is fermented; oolong tea is partially fermented.

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Tea is a form of drink created from steeping leaves of certain plants in hot water, and drinking the water soluble component.

There are various types of teas. Many popular teas are all derived from Camellia Sinensis, a plant that eventually is used to form Green, Black, White, and Oolong teas. Other teas, such as Fenugreek Tea, have unique properties as they are derived from unique plants.

What are other names for Tea (Camellia sinensis)?
Note that Tea (Camellia sinensis) is also known as:
  • Green Tea
  • Black Tea
  • White Tea
  • Oolong Tea
  • tea
  • Camellia sinensis
Tea (Camellia sinensis) should not be confused with:

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