I wish I could sit and have a cup of tea with each and everyone of you. What a better way to chat and get to know each other . We are all of different nationalities, income and age...just like the varities of teas we drink
I hope everyone took the time to relax with a friend or family member
What is Tea?
Tea is basically the dried and processed leaves of only one species of plant called camellia sinensis. Interestingly enough, herbal teas or herbal infusions are not really teas, but simply dried leaves and/or flowers from various other plants and herbs.
Even though all teas come from only one species, there are three major varietals:
The China – Small leaves and generally thrives at higher altitudes.
The India (or Assam) – Larger leaves and generally thrives at lower altitudes.
The Hybrid – Kind of in-between the Chinese and Indian.
There are four main methods of processing and each produces a different type of tea. These four main types are: White Tea ...Green Tea ...Black Tea.... Oolong Tea