Intro to Tea

All tea comes from one plant- Camellia Sinensis. Depending on geography, microclimate, processing and harvesting, all tea will taste differently. Similar to wine, each tea carries of its distinctive flavors and aromas. What gives the tea a particular taste and flavor is not a different plant, but the oxidation that a tea leaf undergoes. Depending on the type of tea being produced, oxidation is either controlled or entirely eliminated. As a result of this control, 6 different types of teas are produced. Click on each link below to learn more about each type of tea. Happy reading!