#1 What Is Tea?:
All About The Tea Plant

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Let's start from the very beginning. We all love a good cup of tea, but did you know it all comes from the same plant?

Meet Camellia SInensis

fig2. A typical tea growing field full of Camellia Sinensis plants growing in lush, misty conditions - ready to be picked then processed into tasty rolled whole leaves.

Field of tea plants

Camellia Sinensis grows in many countries all over the world. In fact, at latest count, it's at 69 countries to date. Pretty impressive stuff for the humble little leaf.

Our tea comes from China, Sri Lanka, and India - some of the top tea growers in the world. The flavour of the tea varies from region to region, so we're selective about where we source our tasty tea from. These regions are marked in yellow on the handy map below.

Map of where tea grows

Want to know happens after the leaves have been picked?
Follow the link to find out.