All Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis (shown above). The differences between the over three thousand types of tea result from variations in the processing of the leaves afterthey are harvested. Tea is an evergreen shrub which grows in tropical or sub-tropical climates. In the wild, it may grow as tall as 60 feet or taller. When cultivated for harvest, the tea bush is continually pruned to about three feet. There are essentially four different methods of manufacturing tea

Herbal or Infusion

Not considered Tea by purists, but a tea nontheless. Jasmine, Cammomile and Mint are some popular varieties. Berries, herbs and spices are included in Herbal teas.

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