Tea Varietals

All tea - black tea, green tea, wu long tea - comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The different types of tea depend on how the tea leaves are processed after they are picked. Nevertheless, there are differences in tea leaves. Camellia sinensis can be hybridized very easily, and this has led to the development of more than 3000 varietals (or cultivars).

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Black Tea Grades

Black tea has one of the most uniform tea grading systems of all types of tea. This tea grading system is used by most tea producers in India, Sri Lanka, Java, Indonesia, and Africa as well being applicable to some Chinese black tea.

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