Making Tea and Other Products from Camellia Sinensis

Making Tea and Other Products from Camellia Sinensis

Making Tea and Other Products from Camellia Sinensis

Camellia sinensis is used to make products for cooking, cosmetics, landscape-garden use to making tea, tea oil, etc.

Tea has for thousands of years been a source of romance and inspiration with it’s aroma, color and taste. But what most people don't know is that Tea is made from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis, an evergreen shrub that is a species of the genus camellia that is more known for it’s bountiful winter blooms. It’s cousins, Camellia Japonica and Camellia Sasanqua and many hybrids are found in many U.S. gardens today.

Tea was first cultivated in china over two thousand years ago. Legend has it that the mythical Chinese emperor Shen Nung was tired from work and made a fire below a tree to heat water. Some leaves from the tree fell into his pot which he tasted. It was at once bitter and sweet and he drank the entire pot. Feeling refreshed and more awake, he realized that he had discovered a very useful herb and decided to research it more fully. He called the brew “ch’a” which is the Chinese word for “to check or investigate” This was thought to be symbolic with how tea can help bring humankind into balance.

Camellia sinensis "The Tea Plant" is not only valuable for it's "tea" abilities, but it is one of the most beautiful fall blooming evergreen shrubs. It will fit nicely into your garden, landscape or patio. It grows very well in containers and makes excellent cut flower sprays for floral arrangements to decorate your home.

Camellia sinensis can be grown in most moderate climates and can be used for making your own green, oolong or black tea. With all of the health benefits known to drinking tea, and with it's beauty in the garden, you're sure to gain years of pleasure from Camellia Sinensis.

Tea has for centuries been associated with the beverage we all have come to love. But there are emerging today many other uses than that of a beverage. Tea is being used in cosmetics, clothing, and even in cooking. You can find it in medicines such as cough medicines as well as in vitamins and food supplements. Tea, or Camellia Sinensis, as it is better known as is finally being recognized by the gardening industry as a wonderful ornamental flowering shrub that performs well in a variety of conditions.

Tea is rich in two key minerals, manganese which is essential for bone growth and body development and potassium which helps to keep the heart beating and mainataining the fluid levels of the body. Tea is also rich in antioxidants.