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Flower of tea

Camellia sinensis


Tea is the agricultural product of the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of various cultivars and sub-varieties[2] of the Camellia sinensis plant, processed and cured using various methods. "Tea" also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from the cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water,[3] and is the common name for the Camellia sinensis plant itself. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many enjoy. There are at least six varieties of tea: white, yellow, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented teas of which the most commonly found on the market are white, green, oolong, and black. Some varieties, such as traditional oolong tea and Pu-erh tea, a post-fermented tea, can be used medicinally.


Camellia sinensis is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in tropical and sub-tropical climates

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Bunan 10 years ago

Thanks Christiane, the flavour of this tea is also very famous.....

Christiane 10 years ago

I was living next to a tea plantation in the Far North Queensland (Australia) It looks nice, but not as colorful as the ones in India, Malaysia or Cameroon.. Great photo!

Bunan 10 years ago

yes, the Tea gardens are also very beautiful. It's the famous Darjeeling Tea.

SusanEllison 10 years ago

just beautiful

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Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Apr 2, 2011
Submitted on Apr 2, 2011


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