This is the true tea plant used for green tea or fermented in a plastic bag for black tea. The flowers are scented creamy white, with glossy leaves. Pick young leaves for a herb tea that has been used for centuries for its health giving properties. The shrub is moderately hardy, best grown in rich soil in full or part sun. Keep pruned to about waist height for easy picking.
TEA BUSH (Camellia Sinensis)